REQUEST FOR COPY OF TAX RETURN
Purpose of Form. The purpose of Form 129 is to request a copy of a
Maryland tax return and/or W-2’s as originally led with the Comptroller of
Maryland. The form must be completed in full. If you have a valid Maryland
Power of Attorney (Form 548) on le it is not necessary to complete and
submit a Form 129 to request a copy of a Maryland return.
INSTRUCTIONS. Tax return information is condential as stated by the
Tax-General Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 13-202.
Form 129 must be lled out in its entirety and submitted any one of two
In person with valid photo identication to any oce of the Comptroller
of Maryland. Do not sign Form 129 until you are instructed to do so by
a representative of the Comptroller of Maryland, Revenue Administration
By mail send the original Form 129 signed by the taxpayer and
notarized. The branch oce receiving the form must have the original
notarized Form 129 before the request is completed. Exception: Form
129 does not need to be notarized if the address in line 2 is the same as
the address in line 1.
NOTE: A copy of a tax return will not be emailed, scanned or faxed to
the requestor but sent via U.S. Postal Service. It may also be picked up in
person at one of our branch oces listed.
Where to File:
Taxpayers can mail their requests to:
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
PO Box 549
Annapolis, MD 21404-0549
You can also submit Form 129 to any of the branch oces. Oces are
open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Specic Instructions - This form must be completed in its entirety.
Line 1. Enter the taxpayer’s name and mailing address as shown on the
original led tax return.
If a joint tax return was led, also enter spouse’s name, listed on
the tax return.
Line 1a. Check this box if you are requesting W-2 forms only. List the
employer’s name, address and employer identication number,
if known, on the back of Form 129 or on a separate page.
Line 1b. Enter the tax year(s) requested on the provided lines.
Line 2. Enter your current mailing address.
Line 2a. Enter the taxpayer’s Social Security number as shown on the
original led tax return.
Line 2b. FOR JOINT FILERS: Enter spouse’s Social Security number as
shown on the original led tax return.
Line 3. If the copy of your tax return(s) are to be sent to someone other
than the taxpayer, enter their name, address and phone number.
Signature. Form 129 must be signed and dated by the taxpayer listed on
line 1, a personal representative or a taxpayer’s representative.
Jointly led returns. Copies of a joint tax return may be issued to either
spouse. Sign exactly as your name appears on the original led tax return.
If you changed your name, also sign with your current name.
Notary Certicate of Acknowledgment. Form 1 29 d oes n ot need to
be notarized if the address in Line 2 is the same as the address in line 1.
A personal representative of the estate may
sign Form 129 when requesting a copy of a tax return for the deceased
taxpayer. A copy of the letter of administration must be included with the
Reporting Agent. A reporting agent for the taxpayer can sign Form 129
if the authority has been specically delegated to the representative on
Maryland Form 548P. A copy of the signed Maryland Form 548P must be
included with Form 129.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE
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