Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


State Board of Individual Tax Preparers


Maryland Taxpayer Alert!
Use only registered tax preparers as required by Maryland law


Tax preparers who prepare taxes for Marylanders are required to have passed the Maryland Tax Preparers Examination in order to continue to provide those services. This requirement even applies to those individuals who are currently registered or renewed their registrations prior to January 1, 2016. Read more…

Board Members:
Fredric "Robert" Bader, Chair, Baltimore City
Kay D. Riddle, Vice Chair, Frederick County
Michael Canet, Howard County
Marianela Del-Pino-Rivera, Prince George's County
Jane M. Bourassa, Baltimore County
Patricia Snell, Washington County

Dennis L. Gring, Executive Director
Alicia Coar, Board Secretary

The State Board of Individual Tax Preparers qualifies and registers persons who prepare tax return for members of the public. An individual is required to be properly registered by the board before providing individual tax preparation services in Maryland. To qualify, an individual must be at least age 18, a high school graduate, and pass the Maryland Tax Preparers Examination. The board is authorized to deny registration, reprimand a registered individual, or suspend or revoke a registration.

2016 Public Meetings
Regular business meetings for 2016 are held at the Board’s office, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, at 1:00 p.m. Business meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates for 2016 are scheduled for:

Monday, January 11, 2016 Monday, August 8, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016 Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Monday. October 24, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016 Monday, November 14, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016 Monday, December 19, 2016

Agendas and Minutes of Public Meetings

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Maryland State Board of Individual Tax Preparers
500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: (410) 230-6257
e-mail: indtaxprep@dllr.state.md.us