2010 Maryland Code
TAX - GENERAL
TITLE 9 - FUEL TAXES
Subtitle 3 - Motor Fuel Tax
Section 9-308 - Returns.

§ 9-308. Returns.
 

(a)  In general.- Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, each dealer, special fuel seller, special fuel user, or turbine fuel seller shall complete, under oath, and file with the Comptroller a motor fuel tax return: 

(1) for each month in which the dealer, special fuel seller, special fuel user, or turbine fuel seller sells or uses motor fuel in the State: 

(i) by delivery, on or before the last day of the next month; 

(ii) by mail postmarked at least 2 days before the last day of the next month; or 

(iii) if, for cause, the Comptroller grants an extension, by delivery on or before the date that the Comptroller specifies; and 

(2) if the Comptroller so requires, by regulation, on other dates for each month in which the dealer, special fuel seller, special fuel user, or turbine fuel seller does not sell or deliver motor fuel. 

(b)  Licensed Class B dealer.- Each licensed Class B dealer shall complete, under oath, and file with the Comptroller a motor fuel tax return: 

(1) for each month in which the dealer receives gasoline in the State: 

(i) by delivery, on or before the last day of the next month; 

(ii) by mail postmarked at least 2 days before the last day of the next month; or 

(iii) if, for cause, the Comptroller grants an extension, by delivery on or before the date that the Comptroller specifies; and 

(2) if the Comptroller so requires, by regulation, on other dates for each month in which the dealer does not receive gasoline. 

(c)  Special fuel users.-  

(1) A special fuel user engaged in the business of agriculture shall complete, under oath, and file with the Comptroller a motor fuel tax return for periods and on dates as the Comptroller may specify by regulation. 

(2) The Comptroller may not require filings more frequently than monthly. 

(d)  Information on sales.- A return shall state the total gallons of motor fuel received, sold, or used, during the period that the return covers, at each place of business in the State. 

(e)  Electronic filing.-  

(1) The Comptroller by regulation may require each person that is required to file a return under this section to file the return through electronic means. 

(2) A regulation adopted under this subsection: 

(i) shall include an exemption from electronic filing for persons that do not have access to means of transmitting data electronically; and 

(ii) shall include provisions for the periodic affirmation and verification of the information that is submitted electronically. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 56, §§ 136, 143, 156; 1988, ch. 2, § 1; ch. 285; ch. 564, § 2; 1992, 1st Sp. Sess., ch. 3, § 1; 1999, ch. 485.] 
 

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