Comptroller Peter Franchot said Tuesday that federal contractors, furloughed employees and people working without pay who are now on payment plans with the state may be granted reduced or even suspended payments during the shutdown.
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to require state spending of more than $200,000 under a master contract to come back before the board for approval. State agencies routinely spend millions using under-the-radar task orders.
Maryland’s comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.
Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot says he will not endorse his party’s nominee in the Maryland governor’s race.
The ruling allows states to require that online retailers collect sales tax, even if those companies do not have a physical presence in the state. It’s viewed as a windfall of sorts, although the real impact won’t be felt anytime soon.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot continued their two-man campaign against the General Assembly Thursday, criticizing Democratic legislators for stymieing craft brewery reform in the state.
A failed bill had aimed to revamp craft-brewing regulations to make Maryland’s landscape competitive with neighboring jurisdictions by removing limits on sales, production and self-distribution.
Maryland residents stand to benefit from the new federal tax laws, said state Comptroller Peter Franchot. But he also said there are a lot of qualifiers.
Two of Maryland’s top elected officials urged seniors to guard their personal information and encouraged adult children to keep track of their parents’ financial dealings as part of an effort to bring attention to elder financial abuse and fraud.
Tax cheats and smugglers have helped build a vault of contraband sitting in the basement of a government building in Annapolis, and Maryland’s comptroller cracked it open.
More than 200 bills received Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature, including a fracking ban and other environmental measures — as well as protections from tax fraud and identity theft.
Craft beer brewers face more restrictions in Maryland than in any other state, Comptroller Peter Franchot believes, and he’s determined to change that.
Maryland has released its 2017 lists of which people and businesses owe the most in back taxes. Each list represents nearly $8 million.
“A high volume of questionable returns” led Maryland to suspend processing electronic tax returns from 20 paid tax preparers. Find out which firms are on the list.
A recent crackdown on fraudulent tax returns has netted four more indictments against Maryland tax preparers. Overall, the number of fraudulent returns filed with the state hit nearly 20,000 in 2015.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.