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Maryland Business Express provides you with all the resources you need to start a business in Maryland. Select from the following
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Note All filings through this portal with the exception of Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Returns will be processed with the Department of Assessments and Taxation within business days. Maryland Department of Assessments Taxation expeditedfee schedulewill apply.
Submit annual filings for any eligible business, even those not registered through Maryland Business Express
File Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Returns
Legal business entities Corporations, LLC, LP, LLP, etc., whether they are foreign or domestic, must file a Form Annual Reportfees apply
Financial Institution Bank, Building Loan, Credit Union etc.
Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships must file a Form Personal Property Tax Return no fees apply.
Your business is not in good standing a status of dissolved, merged or consolidated
Maryland Department of Assessments Taxation Fee Schedule
Please note that a Trade Name is not the same as a Trademark. For more information on how to register a Trademark in Maryland, refer to theTrademarks and Servicemarks FAQ.
Not all business s can be filed online at this time. If your business lls into one of the following categories, you will
. Is the Trade Name needed for a specific license?
Businesses, Trade Names, Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Returns and documents registered, filed or ordered through Maryland Business Express may incur the following fees.
This electronic government service includes a eCheck fee or service/convenience fee for filings with payment processed through Maryland Business Express. This fee is assessed by NICUSA, Inc., Marylands eGovernment service provider, a third party working under a contract administered by the Maryland Department of Information Technology DoIT. The service fee is used to develop, maintain, and expand the online service offerings of the state and is nonrefundable. Accepted payment methods credit card, PayPal or eCheck soon to be discontinued. Accepted credit cards Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Customers not wishing to pay the service fee mayfile by with the Department of Assessments of Taxation.
All legal business entities formed, qualified, or registered to do business in Maryland
Eslish your necessary tax accounts with the Comptroller of Maryland
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Can I file my Annual Report/Personal Property Tax Return online?
Financial Institutions, Banks, Savings Banks, Savings Loans, and Trust Companies must file a Form Annual Reportfees apply
. Will the Trade Name serve as a doing business as name under the legal entity name?
of the following questions, then you may proceed to apply for a Trade Name.
Form the legal entity for your business with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
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be able to file online.Download Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return forms here.
Does the business maintain a traders license with a local unit of government in Maryland?
Rental property condominiums, townhouses, cottages, rooms, etc. in Ocean City/Worcester County Unincorporated must file a Form Personal Property Tax Return no fees apply.
Your business had a location correction in the previous year
Credit Union, Financial Institution, Bank, Savings Bank, Savings Loan, and Trust Companies
Maryland Department of Assessments Taxation
A Trade Name is a doing business as name, which may be different from the legal name of the business as registered with the State of Maryland. Registering a Trade Name is not mandatory, but is recommended if you are a Sole Proprietor or Partnership using a name other than the full legal name of the owner or owners, or a Corporation, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Company operating under a name other than the name registered with the State of Maryland.
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation Resources
Do I need to file a Personal Property Tax Return?
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Service Feeswhere applicable credit card, PayPal, . eCheck.
Your business has a status of Forfeited, and the date the forfeiture took effect is beyond the current year or three years prior
There are no fees for the eslishment of tax accounts or the registration of Sole Proprietorships or General Partnerships.
Expedited Feeswhere applicable . for Documents/Certificates of Status, . for Charter Filings. Allow up to business days for processing.
Does the business own, lease, or use personal property located in Maryland?
Public Utility Railroad, Utility Cooperative, Nonutility generator etc.
If any of the following conditions apply to your business, you willNOTbe able to file your Personal Property Return online. You will need tosubmit forms
If your legal business entity can answer Yes to either of the following questions, you
Credit Unions must file a Form Annual Reportfees apply
Register a business Trading As name with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
Foreign NonMaryland Limited Liability Company
If your business lls into one of the following categories, you willNOTbe able to file your Personal Property Return online. You will need tosubmit formsRegister Your legal businessBusiness