Substitute Computer-Printed Forms

Vendors and software developers desiring to produce substitute income tax forms to be used in place of the income tax forms produced and distributed by the Comptroller of Maryland must conform to the corresponding official forms, comply fully with the procedures and instructions for producing such forms, and must not have an adverse effect on tax processing.

Please read Administrative Release 26 - Procedures for Computer-Printed Substitute Forms for more comprehensive information, before submitting forms for approval.

Forms Approval Instructions

Prior to submitting forms for approval, each software vendor wishing to reproduce Maryland income tax forms must,

  1. Thoroughly review Administrative Release 26 - Procedures for Computer-Printed Substitute Forms
  2. Complete and return the Letter of Intent (LOI) available on the FTA State Exchange System (SES)
  3. Familiarize themselves with our vendor website

To obtain specifications for forms with scan lines, such as the sales and use form (Form 202), employer withholding coupons (MW506/MW506M), or the individual estimated income tax form (502DEP), please contact the substitute forms coordinator.

All forms requiring approval must be submitted by December 15th. Forms will not be accepted after January 31st. When submitting, use a brightly colored coversheet as the foremost page of your package.

If using a courier service that requires a physical address, send forms to:

Joanne Lee, Forms Manager
Revenue Administration Division
110 Carroll St., Room 208B
Annapolis, MD 21411


If using the U.S. Postal Service, mail to:

Joanne Lee, Forms Manager
Revenue Administration Division
PO Box 1829
Annapolis, MD 21404-1829


For any questions concerning substitute forms, please contact us via email at MDSOFTWAREDEVELOPER@marylandtaxes.gov.

Revised 09/2020