Local telephone number eases access to tax office The...

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February 13, 2000

Local telephone number eases access to tax office

The state comptroller's office has expanded local telephone access to its taxpayer service office in Prince Frederick this month with the addition of a new telephone number: 301-855-1317.

Residents of Anne Arundel's South County communities are among those who will be able to reach the office with a local telephone call. The number also will connect residents of the District of Columbia and Prince George's and northern Calvert counties, as well as residents in part of Charles and Montgomery counties.

"This is part of our ongoing effort to broaden the services provided by our offices in Annapolis, New Carrollton, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf and Wheaton to help the people and businesses in this fast-growing region," Comptroller William Donald Schaefer said in a news release announcing the new number.

Taxpayers can call or visit any of the comptroller's 20 taxpayer service offices, listed in the back of the Maryland tax booklet and most telephone directories, for free assistance with state income taxes, sales and use taxes, motor fuel taxes and business registration matters. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Free state income tax assistance is available by calling 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or 1-800-MD TAXES elsewhere, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays through April 21, and state tax questions may be sent by e-mail to taxhelp@comp.state.md.us. Tax information and forms can be downloaded from the comptroller's Web site at www.maryland taxes.com.

Tonya Hardy named director of commission, museum

The Maryland Commission of African-American History and Culture has named Tonya M. Hardy executive director of the commission and the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.

Hardy has served since May as interim executive director of the commission, which plans the state's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration and presents African-American history exhibits throughout the state.

She will be responsible for overseeing historic materials housed in the museum and will help develop statewide outreach programs to promote better understanding of Maryland's African-American history.

A Baltimorean, Hardy is a graduate of Morgan State University and earned a master's degree in public administration at the University of Baltimore. She has worked for Baltimore's school system and the Baltimore Urban League, which provides personal and professional assistance to minorities in the city.

Board of Elections seeks aid for possible bad weather

With Maryland's primary election scheduled March 7 -- two weeks before the official end of winter -- the county Board of Elections is seeking volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles who would be available to help in the event of adverse weather.

Prospective volunteers, who would transport election officials, may contact the election board at 410-222-6000 for information.

Navy's Blue Angels changing show schedule this spring

The Blue Angels precision flight team's practice show and demonstration during the Naval Academy's Commissioning Week will deviate from its usual Sunday-Monday schedule this year, Naval Academy officials announced last week.

Announcing the change months ahead to help the public plan for the aerial spectacle, the academy said the Blue Angels practice show will take place on a Monday, and the flight demonstration on a Tuesday -- May 22 and 23.

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