Fredric "Robert" Bader, Chair, Baltimore City
Kay D. Riddle, Vice Chair, Frederick County
Theodore "Teddy" Prioleau, Baltimore County
Michael Canet, Howard County
James E. Marshall, Jr., Prince George's County
Jane M. Bourassa, Baltimore County
Marjorie Root, Frederick County
Patricia Snell, Washington County
Douglas Blackstone, Executive Director
Alicia Coar, Board Secretary
The State Board of Individual Tax Preparers
qualifies and registers persons seeking to function as an
individual tax preparer. An individual is required to be
registered by the board before providing individual tax
preparation services in the State. To qualify, an individual
must be at least age 18, a high school graduate, and pass
an examination. The board is authorized to deny registration,
reprimand a registered individual, or suspend or revoke a registration.
The Board of Individual Tax Preparers has adopted a regulation that determines
who is eligible to waive the examination requirement under the new law. See
of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.38.01.02.
All individual tax preparers should follow the procedures for on-line registration listed
under the "Registration" tab of this website. DLLR will communicate new information through
a variety of means, including the department website, professional
societies and associations as well as other appropriate
venues. Thank you for your interest in complying with this new law.
Regular business meetings of the State Board of Individual
Tax Preparers are typically scheduled on the second Monday
of each month. Where there is a schedule conflict with other
Board meetings, other meeting dates have been arranged.
A complete schedule of the meeting dates can be found here:
Calendar. Meetings are open to the public and take place
at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, at 1:00 p.m.
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