Three Million State Returns Processed

Refunds issued total nearly $2.4 billion

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Friday that his agency has processed more than 3 million returns for the 2015 tax year, including 474,075 paper returns and 2,527,077 electronically-filed returns. The total amount of refunds issued is nearly $2.4 billion.

“In these challenging economic times, I’m pleased to put $2.4 billion back into the pockets of hard working Marylanders and their families,” Mr. Franchot said. “Clearly, taxpayers have now embraced electronic filing, and that makes a huge difference in the speed of receiving a refund.”

The Comptroller’s office has 12 branch offices that will assist taxpayers in filing electronically, likely getting tax refunds faster than filing by mail. State employees at the offices, and at the toll-free Taxpayer Services phone number, give free state tax preparation assistance.

Taxpayers can contact Taxpayer Service at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland, or 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere. Tax assistance is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more about our free tax preparation services. You also can e-mail your tax questions to

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