March 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Franchot Urges State to ‘Sever All Ties’ With Redfield After His Coronavirus Origin Comments

After former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said he believes the coronavirus most likely “escaped” from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the state to cut ties with Redfield, who was appointed a public health senior adviser to Maryland’s coronavirus response team on March 2. “I am of the […]

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March 11, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Franchot: State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The deadline to file state income taxes in Maryland has been extended by three months to July 15, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Thursday. This extension is due to state and federal legislation related to 2020 tax filings and economic relief for taxpayers impacted by COVID-19, the Comptroller’s Office says. It applies to individual, pass-through fiduciary […]

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February 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Governor, U.S. Senate, House of Representative Candidates for Districts 3, 6 and 8

These are the candidates who appear on the Maryland State Board of Elections website as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Candidates have until 9 p.m. Tuesday to file paperwork with the elections board announcing their desire to appear in the June 26 primary election ballot.   Governor / Lt. Governor Larry Hogan, Republican, with Boyd K. […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nominations Wanted for 2017 William Schaefer Helping People Award

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is looking for nominations for the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. The deadline is Aug. 31. Established in 2012, the award honors the legacy of public service by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer. The award is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend: Feb. 18-20 (VIDEO)

Need a new appliance? You can save money and help the environment by taking part in Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend from Feb. 18 – 20. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been traveling across the state of Maryland to kick off his statewide promotional tour to encourage Marylanders to go green. During the weekend […]

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October 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot Disagree on Term Limits (VIDEO)

During a recent conversation with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, it appeared the two state leaders agree on a lot of state and local issues from a post-Labor Day school start to funding for Metro to liquor control. But one issue they do not agree upon is term […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Will Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Chamber President Ibi Sofillas Honored With Comptroller Medallion (PHOTO)

Comptroller Peter Franchot was the guest speaker at the Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting today at the GrillMarx on Snowden Farm Parkway in Clarksburg. Franchot presented Chamber President Ibi Sofillas with the Comptroller Medallion for her role in the business community as well as her advocacy for the Clarksburg community. Franchot recognizes Marylanders who […]

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March 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Franchot Warns of Email Phishing Scams

With the 2016 tax filing season well under way, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wants to remind taxpayers to safeguard their personal information by being alert to email phishing scams trying to get at their money through the disclosure of their Social Security numbers, wages and home addresses via W-2 statements. The Comptroller’s Office recently received […]

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January 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Warns Maryland Taxpayers of Tax Phone Scams

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is reminding taxpayers to safeguard their personal information by being alert to phone solicitation scams. According to a news release, the Comptroller’s Office has recently received calls from concerned taxpayers who said they were receiving phone calls from someone claiming to work for the State of Maryland. These scammers tell taxpayers […]

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