Concord, NC asked in Tax Law for Maryland

Q: Haven't received a letter regarding back MD taxes from 2015-2017 in over a year. Should I inquire?

Moved to NC in 2018 and received some letters from MD regarding audit and back taxes. My new NC address is on file with them, but I haven't received any letters in over a year. Currently taking care of my federal back taxes from that time period. Should I reach out to MD Comptroller, should I wait to see if I'm contacted again?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
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  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Maryland has 20 years to collect back income taxes, and they past due balance earns more than 13% annual interest, so the amount you owe is growing. They accept payment plans.

Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
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Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If you have not received a notice from the State of Maryland about past due taxes, you can either inquire about your account with the State or you can wait to hear from someone. It may be best to take a proactive approach in order to avoid any possible accumulation of past due taxes. There really is no one-size-fits-all approach in this case, and you would be best served by consulting with an attorney about your specific situation. One who can provide additional direction and support.

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