Baltimore, MD asked in Tax Law for Maryland

Q: Is there a law that says the Comptroller of Maryland can revoke driving privileges?

Shouldn't driving privileges only be revoked due to motor vehicle offenses?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: In Maryland, your driving privilege can be suspended for multiple reasons unrelated to traffic violations, among which are unpaid state taxes, unpaid child support, civil judgments from an automobile accident for which you did not have the required auto insurance required by law, etc. When the Comptroller suspends, it is generally for unpaid tax debt. The way to address that is to set up a payment plan (typically cannot be longer than 60 months) to pay off the debt. Upon setting up such a payment plan, the suspension will be lifted--so long as you are paying in accordance with the plan.

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