Skip to main content

Maryland – Changes to the Annual Business Filing Process

The State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) posted a release regarding changes to the annual business filing process.  The current Form 1 will be separated into an Annual Report and a Personal Property Tax Return. A majority of Maryland entities do not have personal property and will not be required to file the Personal Property Tax Return section.  Also, Forms 4A, 4B and 4c that pertained only to entities with personal property will be eliminated.  More information on these changes and examples of the 2018 forms to be filed by April 15 is available at


Requests for 60 day extensions from April 15 to June 15 to file the Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return may be submitted online only until Monday, April 16. More information is available at


Maryland Business Express posted an announcement that Personal Property Tax Returns may not be filed between January 1 and January 28 due to maintenance.  Filings started but not completed prior to January 1 will not be able to be submitted online.  A 2017 return that was not submitted prior to January 1 will require submission of paper forms to SDAT. Paper forms can be accessed at