The Comptroller of Maryland has created an application to provide electronic access for filing your Alcohol Excise tax returns. With Alcohol eFile you will be able to access electronic versions of the tax forms that will allow you to submit your tax return completely online. The program features buildable lists for your vendors and your customers. The lists are stored for future use making it easier and faster to submit each time you file your return using Alcohol eFile.
You can save the trip to the post office! Simply complete your tax return, save the forms and all supporting schedules in .pdf format and send it as an attachment to ALCOHOL@COMP.STATE.MD.US. You may attach the return in a single .pdf file (preferred) or multiple .pdf files as long as the total size of the email does not exceed 140MB.
Alcohol eFile is for any business that has an alcohol license or permit issued by the Comptroller of MD. Licensed businesses must file an alcohol excise tax return even if the business does not sell, deliver or transfer any alcoholic beverage into Maryland during the reporting period. A zero return is required by the due date of the reporting period for each license and permit type. When filing zero activity, only the primary form is required.
Currently the following forms are available:
PDF forms are available HERE.
You can begin putting together your tax return information at any time during the filing month or filing quarter. Each completed step will be saved as you add information with the option to quit and return to complete the form later. The tax return schedules can be populated with your business activity throughout the filing period. Update your information at intervals that are convenient for you. By the month or quarter’s end your return is almost complete. Once the filing period has ended, simply provide the final details and click the submit button! It’s that easy!
You may file a return for any period within the previous 24 months from the current month.
The current completed period is the earliest period you can file. No future filing is accepted.
Tax returns cannot be electronically modified once you have submitted the form. If you need to make corrections to a previously submitted tax return, an AMENDED form must be completed. Please complete a PDF form with the corrected information for the reporting period. You may submit the report by email to ALCOHOL@COMP.STATE.MD.US.
Whether you file using Alcohol eFile, submission by email or regular mail, you may electronically pay your alcohol tax liability using the Comptroller’s Direct Debit application at:
When submitting a payment electronically, please pay on or before the due date. A late payment will be subject to penalty and interest.
If you have filed using the Alcohol eFile application, include a copy of the confirmation page from your electronic filing with your check. You can view the confirmation page of previous filings by viewing the form through the Filing History page and selecting the View Confirmation Page link at the top of the return. Remember to write your license or permit number on your check.
If you have filed using submission by email or regular mail, include a copy of the Primary Form (first page of tax return) with your check. Remember to write your license or permit number on your check.
Mail confirmation page or Primary Form and payment to:
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