Thursday, April 4, 2013
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited his office's Wheaton branch on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by his agency's only branch in Montgomery County, at 11510 Georgia Avenue (Suite 190) in Wheaton, to speak with the branch office's employees and the taxpayers there looking for help with their returns. April 15 is fast approaching and Franchot is encouraging Marylanders to file their taxes electronically. If you need help with your Maryland tax return, employees at the Wheaton branch office will prepare it for you for free, as well as transmit it electronically.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Sunday's home playoff games in Landover and Baltimore will bring in $2.5 million each, state comptroller Peter Franchot told The Washington Post.
While Sunday's football schedule is shaping up to be a dream day for fans of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, it's also a financial boon for the state. The Redskins and Ravens games — each hosting Sunday's NFL wild card round playoffs — are expected to net approximately $2.5 million in taxes for Maryland, state comptroller Peter Franchot told The Washington Post . Franchot said the increase in taxes is expected to come from "sales of high-priced playoff tickets, souvenirs, and concessions as well as taxes on bonuses for players and coaches," among other places, according to the report. “When both teams are in the playoffs, there’s a synergistic impact where folks just feel better in Maryland, and when folks feel better there’s…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Some Montgomery County Agricultural Fair attendees got more than just a few prizes or bellyaches.
Nearly 130 people found more than $80,000 in unclaimed funds during the nine days of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced in a statement. “Ensuring Marylanders get the unclaimed funds they are owed is one of my favorite duties as [comptroller],” Franchot (D) said. “Currently, many families are facing difficult financial decisions and we are all living in uncertain times. So, I am delighted when I have the opportunity to tell an individual that my agency is holding unclaimed funds in his or her name.” This year, 740 fairgoers stopped by the comptroller’s booth and searched for unclaimed property, and 132 found that they had money in their name. The largest claim was $12,180. In total, …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Focus for now is Delaney's congressional bid, former county executive says.
Douglas M. Duncan said Tuesday nothing has changed as he contemplates his political future. “I’m looking at all my options,” Duncan said in a telephone interview. His comments followed a NewsChannel 8 report that he is narrowing his focus on a run for state comptroller or a bid to return as Montgomery County Executive. “I’m not running for governor, not running for Congress,” Duncan, the county executive from 1995 through 2007, told Rockville Patch. Duncan said he’s not particularly focused on the crowded field of potential candidates for comptroller, but is “exploring things” to see “where I’d be the best fit.” He said he has not conducted any polling, nor does he have any immediate plans to do so. “I’m going to a lot of events, talking …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The former Rockville mayor could be part of a crowded field for comptroller.
Douglas M. Duncan is mulling a comeback. The former Rockville mayor, former Montgomery County Executive and one-time gubernatorial candidate told NewsChannel 8’s Bruce DePuyt that he is considering a bid for state Comptroller or for a return as county executive. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Rockville Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot is expected to run for governor in 2014, a prospect discussed in this piece in The Washington Times in September. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said last year that he would not seek re-election to the post that Duncan held for three terms. Maryland Juice reported rumors in January that Duncan was considering a run for comptroller. The blog noted …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
District 17 delegate says he will run if Franchot doesn't stand for reelection.
Del. Kumar P. Barve is generating early buzz in the 2014 comptroller’s race, saying this week that he will be a candidate if Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot does not stand for reelection. “If he runs for governor I am in the running,” Barve (D-Dist. 17) of Gaithersburg said on Monday. Franchot is seen as a likely candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor when Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) terms-out after this, his second term in office. Franchot has not made any definitive statement about his plans. There are no term limits for comptroller. Barve, who represents Rockville and Gaithersburg in the General Assembly, told The Washington Post in June that he’d “definitely be interested” in the post if it is open. He said during a July 29…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
One couple owes more that $4.5 million dollars in back taxes.
Maryland’s top tax cheats owe a combined $11 million dollars to the state during a year where the state is struggling to balance its budget and continue to provide services, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Tuesday morning. As part of his “Caught in the Web” program, the comptroller’s office publishes a list of the top 25 individuals and top 25 business that owe the state back taxes, penalties and interest. “This fires me up,” Franchot (D) said. “Here in Montgomery County we have libraries that are cutting hours, there are potholes in the road, and here we have people who have millions of dollars evading their tax responsibilities to Maryland.” Jacques and Marlene Rubin of Palm Beach, FL, owe Maryland $4.5 million dollars, nearly 10 …