The Maryland Comptroller has issued guidance on the expansion of the state’s sales and use tax to a digital product or code, specifying which items are considered taxable digital products if delivered electronically, explaining exclusions and exemptions from tax, and applying economic nexus and marketplace facilitator rules to digital products. The tax must be collected beginning March 14, 2021. The Comptroller has provided an extension to July 15, 2021 to file and pay tax, and relief from interest and penalties if the tax is paid by that date. The requirement to collect the tax from customers has not been delayed.
The Comptroller’s three-month extension to file and pay tax, and the abatement of penalties and interest, provide a brief period of relief. However, taxpayers are still required to collect tax.