Maryland Annual Report & Personal Property Tax Return

If you conduct business in the state of Maryland, it’s important that you declare your business is still operational by filing an Annual Report and Personal Property Return with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

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If your company conducts business in the state of Maryland, it’s important that you file an Annual Report and Personal Property Return each year. Doing so allows your company to remain in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. That’s because the department considers these reports to be compliance documents, requiring every company to submit one.

These documents allow the state to keep track of any changes that have occurred to your business over the past year. Potential changes include new corporate officers, new addresses for your corporate officers or a new address for your company. Not filing the report could put your company at risk for severe penalties.

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Worried about filing your annual report to the State of Maryland? Let us do it for you. Our convenient filing services come with the following benefits:

  • Experienced preparation
  • Guaranteed on-time filing
  • Keep your Maryland business operating legally
  • Avoid late fees and penalties

We Protect Your Privacy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us and we go to great lengths to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. As part of our promise, we:

  • Monitor state records
  • Update your records for you
  • Allow you to use our address when filing instead of yours

We don’t sell your information to anyone. We only provide it to government entities when required and keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registration needs.

Maryland Annual Registration Filing Instructions

Maryland Annual Report Filing Fees

The cost to file an Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return is a bit more expensive than in other states. There is a $300 fee associated with filing the report. This is a flat fee, a standard for all companies. However, nonprofit organizations do not have to pay a fee when filing their report with the state’s Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Limited Liability Company: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Non Profit Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $0
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Professional Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Limited Partnership

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Limited Liability Partnership

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

Limited Liability Limited Partnership

State Office:

Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 767-1340
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Must be postmarked by April 15.
Filing Fee: $300
$9 Credit Card Fee
Penalty: Late Penalty:

  • If entity has property in Maryland, then the late fee is a percentage of your county assessment plus interest.
  • If your business does not have property in Maryland, then there is no late fee.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT):

Important Information: All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.
Must be signed by a principal.
Original signatures are required.

How to File Your Maryland Secretary of State Annual Report:

In order to file the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation Annual Report, you’ll need to complete a long form that provides information on the structure of a business. However, Maryland businesses often go further than other states and must complete the form while providing numerous pieces of information that resembles a tax return.

To file, you must download and print the Annual Personal Property Return form from the Secretary of State website. Then, complete it mail in to the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation along with the filing form. The forms are also mailed out by the state, but downloading allows businesses to get a head start.

Unlike other states, there are no online filing options and the entire process must be completed through traditional mail. As such, it can be a time-consuming process. The other option is to let our professionals file on your behalf. Either way, it’s important to complete the document and turn it in to avoid noncompliance issues.

Our Maryland Annual Report Service

We offer secure, professional annual registration preparation and filing services. Hire us and you’ll never need to worry about missing an annual report deadline or paying hidden fees. We’ll make sure your business is in good legal standing so you don’t face the threat of administrative dissolution.

Maryland Annual Report Filing Service Benefits

Our annual report filing services can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Hassle-free annual compliance
  • No missed deadlines or late fees
  • Professionally prepared and submitted filing service

Have questions about our annual report services or business compliance solutions? Contact us or fill out our convenient online price quote form.

Maryland Business Annual Report FAQS


The deadline to file your annual report is April 15 of each year. Note that it does not need to arrive by April 15 – it only needs to be post marked by that date.

All businesses operating for a profit in the state will pay a filing fee of $300. Nonprofits will pay nothing, while charities will pay dependent on their revenue. The filing fee is independent of any taxes and license fees a business may be required to pay as well.

There is a late fee in Maryland. Those who fail to file will be charged a percentage of your county tax assessment plus any interest. Additionally, businesses that don’t own property could end up having their business rights forfeited if they fail to file.


Yes. Maryland does mail out a reminder along with the actual report form.


Maryland allows anyone with authority to prepare the form and submit it. But, it must be signed by an officer or principal in the business and an original signature will be needed.

Maryland Business Resources:

Maryland Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(410) 767-1340

Address:
Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201

HELP FILE MY Maryland ANNUAL REPORT

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