Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)


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Contact Information

Physical address:
301 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 17052
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395

Phone: 410-767-1184

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: SDAT.CharterHelp@Maryland.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Form:

Form 1 - Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return

Instructions:

Form 1 Instructions

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by April 15.

Law:

Maryland Register 18.03.02

Penalties:

If your business 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. All businesses risk dissolution or revocation.

Notes:
  • Must be signed by officer or principal.
  • Original signatures are required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Articles of Merger

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Form:

The state does not issue a form for mergers.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

Use the statutory instructions to create a draft of merger documents, then file these documents along with the required fee.

Fact Checked:10/23/17

Certificate of Status

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Use the organization search feature to find your entity and order a certificate of status.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Foreign Qualification

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Form:

Foreign Corporation Qualification

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

MD Corp and Assn Code § 7-202

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Proof of existence or certificate of status dated within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Foreign Registration

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Form:

Foreign Limited Liability Company Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

MD Corp and Assn Code § 4A-1002

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Proof of existence or certificate of status within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Resident Agent

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Fact Checked:6/17/15

Trade Name

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Form:

Trade Name Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25 plus a $3 credit card fee if applying online.

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a trade name does not confer ownership rights.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Maryland.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

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