Maryland to Go “Virtually Paperless” with State Tax Filings

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Wednesday that Maryland will take steps to make the process of filing income taxes “virtually paperless” by 2014. The Baltimore Sun reports that Franchot made the announcement at a recent Board of Public Works meeting on the premise that:

70 percent of Maryland taxpayers were expected to files returns electronically this year – double the rate of five years ago. He said electronic filing saved the state $2 per return and reduced paper waste by 26 million pages while reducing printing and postage costs.

The Comptroller’s Office is not sending out tax booklets this year, unless they are specifically requested.

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