Members of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants are answering readers' tax questions through April 15. See below for how to submit a question.
My husband had a business which was incorporated and he still has an outstanding Maryland business tax due. Can the state claim any of the state refund due on our joint Maryland return? I had nothing to do with the business. No, generally the state cannot directly intercept the personal tax refund of a corporate officer and spouse in order to satisfy a debt of the corporation.
Corrine Bradax, CPA, Linton Shafer & Co. The above advice is for general purposes only and is not intended as legal, accounting or tax advice. Specific situations may vary.
To ask a tax question, call Sundial, The Sun's telephone information service, at 410-783-1800. Call 410-268-7736 in Anne Arundel County, 410-836-5028 in Harford County, 410-848-0338 in Carroll County. Using a Touch-Tone phone, punch in the four-digit code 6225 after the greeting. To submit questions by e-mail and access an online tax guide, go to The Sun's Web site at www.sunspot.net/tax.
Selected questions will be answered in the Business section. No questions will be answered personally.
Pub Date: 3/04/99