ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 2, 2018) –  In his ongoing effort to protect Maryland taxpayers, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his office has immediately suspended processing electronic tax returns from nine tax preparers due to a high volume of questionable returns received.

“My top priority is to protect Maryland taxpayers and detecting fraudulent tax returns,” Comptroller Franchot said. “We want to make sure the tax refunds we issue are legitimate and go to the correct taxpayers. My top-notch Questionable Return Detection Team is vigilant in rooting out returns that try to cheat the state and steal money from hardworking Marylanders.”

The businesses, which have been sent written notice of the action, were identified by the Comptroller’s nationally recognized fraud unit using state-of-the-art technology that allows the Office to detect fraud. The agency’s review process provides an opportunity for blocked preparers to have their filing privileges restored.

In 2017, the Comptroller’s Office blocked suspicious tax returns at 95 tax preparation businesses in 113 locations. Since taking office in 2007,  the Comptroller’s team has identified and blocked more than 88,000 fraudulent returns and intercepted and denied $190.2 million worth of fraudulent refunds.

“Watching for tax fraud schemes and fraudulent returns is a big challenge for tax administrators across the nation,” Franchot said. “My agency uses every tool available to make sure Maryland’s tax filing system is safe and accurate.”

The tax preparers blocked from filing returns are:

  • Magino & Associates, 18943 Red Robin Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Accurate Taxes, 616 E. Patapsco Ave., Brooklyn, MD 21225
  • 1-866MoblTax Inc., 4812 St. Barnabas Road, Suite 6, Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • R & M Hannan LLC, 7751 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21060
  • Rhonda’s Tax Service Inc., 5801 Allentown Road, Suite 303, Suitland, MD 20746
  • A & R Tax Accounting Service Inc. (aka A R TAX AND ACCOUNTING INC), 47 Peabody St. NE, Washington, DC 20011
  • Tax Time, 3902 Ednor Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, 1912 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Precise Tax and Accounting Service, 7521 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

A complete list of all tax preparers blocked from filing returns is available at marylandtaxes.com. Taxpayers should carefully review their returns for these issues and should be suspicious if a preparer:

  • Deducts fees from the taxpayer’s refund to be deposited into the tax preparer’s account.
  • Does not sign the tax return.
  • Fails to include the Preparer Taxpayer Identification number “P-TIN” on the return.

If taxpayers suspect fraud, they are asked to immediately report the issue to the Comptroller’s Office by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or by emailing TAXHELP@comp.state.md.us.

Below is a list of the tax preparers the Comptroller’s Office has blocked previously:

Anne Arundel County

  • Rightway Financial Services LLC, 3363 Sudlersville South, Laurel, MD 20724

Baltimore (City)

  • A Year Round Tax Service Inc., 5820 York Road, Ste. T200, Baltimore, MD 21212
  • AO Tax Services, 2307 E. Monument St.
  • AO Tax Services, 3231 Belair Road
  • A&E Tax Services, 5013 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229
  • B and B Tax Service, 4707 Harford Road
  • DE Brown, 36 E 25th St.
  • EB Tax Service, 2322 Monument St.
  • EB Tax Service, 1818 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Eltonia Tax & Contract Service LLC, 8058 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
  • EMACK Tax Service, 123 W. Saratoga St.
  • Express Tax Inc., 5501 York, Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
  • First Rate Tax Service, 28 Henley Ct., Baltimore, MD 21244
  • HRQT LLC, 2136 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Liberty Tax Service, 3308 Greenmount Ave.
  • Liberty Tax Service, 503 W. Lexington St.
  • Liberty Tax Service, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave.
  • Liberty Tax Service, 1742 W. North Ave.
  • Liberty Tax Service, 1808 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Liberty Tax Service, 2039 W. Pratt St.
  • Loyalty Tax Services, 4602A Harford Road
  • Office Tax Solutions, 2230 E. Monument St.
  • Office Tax Solutions, 1439 W. Patapsco Road
  • On-Site Tax Services, 1629 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21231
  • OSE Tax Services, 5006 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
  • People Tax Service (aka Neighborhood Tax Services), 3219 Belair Road
  • Precise Financial, 8601 Harford Road, Ste. B, Baltimore, MD 21234.
  • PROTAXEM, 3104 N. Greenmount SVE, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Quick Tax Service, 1809 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
  • Quick Tax, 2401 Liberty Heights Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Quick Money Tax Service, 6628 Harford Road, 2nd floor Baltimore, MD 21214
  • Tax Rite Services, 3406 Belair Road
  • Fachel Tax Service, 6331 Belair Road, Baltimore
  • Samuel Tax Services, 1005 North Point Blvd., Ste. 728, Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Security Tax & Accounting Srv LLC, 1724 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 12, Baltimore MD 21207
  • TA Income Tax Service, 4833 Belair Road, Baltimore
  • Tax Maid, 2558 Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
  • JMD Tax Service, 2700 W. Franklin St., Baltimore
  • Marcjeze Tax Services, 5864 B Belair Road, Baltimore
  • Bodmars Tax Service, 4903 Belair Road, Baltimore
  • MK Tax Services and Investment LLC, 1031 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore
  • Neighborhood Tax Services, also known as Royal Auto Sales N Neighborhood Tax or People
  • Tax Services at 3219 Belair Road, Baltimore and 3226 Belair Road, Ste. A, Baltimore
  • Tax Relief, 5601 McClean Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21214
  • Chimex Tax Service, 2654 Maryland Ave., Baltimore
  • Jovan LLC, 5225 Harford Road, Baltimore
  • Taxcare , 6711 Belair Rd, Ste. B , Baltimore MD 21206

Baltimore County

  • Alleluia Income Tax Service, 1055 Taylor Ave., Suite 212, Towson, MD 21286
  • ARPL Tax Services and More, 6737 Edwards Ave., Windsor Mill, MD 21244
  • Hitchye Tax & Business Cons Svc, 6350 Frederick Road, Suite C, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Monique’s Taxprep Services LLC, 4342 Tucker Circle, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • Liberty Tax Service, 435 C Eastern Blvd., Essex
  • Liberty Tax Service, 201 Back River Neck Road, Middle River
  • Patricia’s Bookkeeping and Accounting, 227 Mysticwood Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
  • Quality Tax Service, 6 Woodstream Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Robinson Tax and Bookkeeping SRV, 4812 Liberty Heights Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
  • REMG Inc., 8715 Windsor Mill Road, Windsor Mill
  • Tax Plus, 727 Northrop Lane, Middle River, MD 21220
  • Tax Rite Services, 90 Shawgo Court, Middle River
  • Phenomenal Tax Service Corp., 1055 Ingleside Ave, Ste. 100, Baltimore
  • Swift Pro Tax Service, 10 Pine Cone Court, Nottingham

District of Columbia

  • BKPR Management, 110 Q St., Washington, DC 20001
  • Taxtime LLC/Speedy Tax Service,1002 H St., NE Washington DC 20002
  • Fred Accounting & Tax Services, 760 Morton St. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Swift Tax Service, 1012 H St. NE, Washington, DC, and 3905 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC
  • OFAB LLC, 3938 Minnesota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019

Harford County

  • Abayomi Olobatuyi, 3310 Shrewsbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Montgomery County

  • Dem Tax and Accounting Services, 2200 Predella Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Dieudonne Sossoukpe, 18825 Sparkling Water Drive K, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Global Alliance Solution LLC, 21304 China Aster Court, Germantown, MD 20876
  • Integrated Multi Services, 1620 Elton Road, Ste. 204, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Japrhispanic LLC, 8626 Flower Ave. 1, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Liberty Tax Service, 11262 Georgia Ave., Wheaton
  • Marylis LLC, 113 Ellington Blvd., Apt. 421, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Max Tax Service, 1019 University Blvd., Ste. 102, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Metrotax Services, 2443 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Money Back Tax LLC, 11120 New Hampshire Ave., Ste. 506, Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • One Vision First (OVF) Consulting LLC, 8120 Fenton St., Suite 301b, Silver Spring, MD
  • Broadview Advisors and Co., Inc., 8757 Georgia Ave, Ste. 440, Silver Spring
  • Tax4All LLC, 6507 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

Prince George’s County

  • ALR Tax and Financial Services LLC, 76 Ritchie Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
  • Deldan Tax and Accounting Services, 9208 Fairlane Place, Laurel
  • Eze Tax Service LLC, 3601 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20782
  • Holmes Tax Services, 6495 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 120, Hyattsville, MD 20783
  • ICS Tax & Accounting Service , 8855 Annapolis Rd., Ste. 205, Lanham, MD 20703
  • Tax Relief Solution, 13042 Old Stagecoach Road, Laurel
  • KLS Tax Services, 18431 Shanna Drive, Accokeek, MD 20607
  • Liberty Tax Service, 8020 New Hampshire Ave., Langley Park
  • Liberty Tax Service, 5436 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747
  • Irene’s Taxes, 4610 Winterberry Lane, Oxon Hill
  • Griffin Financial, 1424 Colony Road, Oxon Hill
  • J & J Tax Service, 17205 Summerwood Lane, Accokeek
  • STES Tax Service, 5510 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
  • Tax Central USA, 5515 Livingston Road, Ste. 200, Forest Heights
  • The Tax Store 101 LLC, 1508 Kingshill St., Bowie
  • Taxpoint Solutions,1401 Mercantile Ln, Ste. 383, Upper Marlboro MD 20774
  • Vasquez Tax Services, 2340 University Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20783
  • Yawn Tax and Tech Services LLC, 605 Halifax Pl, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Wicomico County

  • MD Tax Solution and Multi Services, 212 E. Main St., Ste. 208, Salisbury, MD 21801

Worcester County

  • Charles Multi Services, 216 Carson Court, Pocomoke City

Out-of-State

  • Evaniel Francois, 2124 Airport Road, Ste. 109, Naples, FL 34112
  • Eskindes Accounting and Tax LLC, 3379 Highway 5, Ste. K, Douglasville, GA 30135
  • JAE Establishments LLC, 3803 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • MSM DBA PTS Tax Service, 6790 W. Broad St., Douglasville, GA 30134
  • Sky Tax Service, 5981 Columbia Pike, Ste. 202, Falls Church, VA 22041
  • Trinity Supermarket Inc.,105 E. Pollock St., Mount Olive, NC 28365
  • United Tax Pro, 6969 Richmond Hwy, Ste. 204, Alexandria, VA 22306
  • Valentine Tax, 328 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
  • Verita’s Efile Service Inc., 3 Centerview Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407, and 5720 Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21239