State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein announced that he has eliminated some tax forms previously required of Maryland's individual and business taxpayers. He is allowing an additional 1.9 million tax forms to be processed by private agencies.
Some of the eliminated tax forms involve federal Schedule A and child-care expense forms that Maryland taxpayers were required return to the comptroller's office with their state tax returns.
Mr. Goldstein said he moved last week to reduce demands on taxpayers and to reduce the workload of his office, which he said was hampered by budget cuts in hiring temporary employees.
L Mr. Goldstein also has set up telephone lines for taxpayers.
Individuals or businesses seeking forms or publications by fax can call (410) 974-3299 from the handset of their fax machine. Businesses that must file employer withholding or sales and use tax reports, but do not have tax due, can file by phone starting next month by calling (410) 974-3453. Individuals seeking extensions to file state tax returns can call (410) 974-5829.