Under the penalty of perjury, I further certify that I am entitled to the number of withholding allowances claimed on line 1 above, or if claiming exemption
from withholding, that I am entitled to claim the exempt status on whichever line(s) I completed.
Employee’s signature Date
Employer’s name and address including ZIP code (For employer use only) Federal Employer Identication Number
1. Total number of exemptions you are claiming not to exceed line f in Personal Exemption Worksheet on page 2. ...................... 1. ______________
2. Additional withholding per pay period under agreement with employer. .................................................... 2. ______________
3. I claim exemption from withholding because I do not expect to owe Maryland tax. See instructions above and check boxes that apply.
a. Last year I did not owe any Maryland income tax and had a right to a full refund of all income tax withheld and
b. This year I do not expect to owe any Maryland income tax and expect to have the right to a full refund of all income tax withheld.
(This includes seasonal and student employees whose annual income will be below the minimum ling requirements).
If both a and b apply, enter year applicable _____________ (year eective) Enter “EXEMPT” here ......................... 3. ______________
4. I claim exemption from withholding because I am domiciled in one of the following states. Check state that applies.
District of Columbia Virginia West Virginia
I further certify that I do not maintain a place of abode in Maryland as described in the instructions above. Enter “EXEMPT” here. ......... 4. ______________
5. I claim exemption from Maryland state withholding because I am domiciled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and I do not
maintain a place of abode in Maryland as described in the instructions on Form MW507. Enter “EXEMPT” here. ....................... 5. ______________
6. I claim exemption from Maryland local tax because I live in a local Pennysylvania jurisdiction within York or Adams counties.
Enter “EXEMPT” here and on line 4 of Form MW507. .................................................................. 6. ______________
7. I claim exemption from Maryland local tax because I live in a local Pennsylvania jurisdiction that does not impose an earnings or income
tax on Maryland residents. Enter “EXEMPT” here and on line 4 of Form MW507. ............................................. 7. ______________
8. I certify that I am a legal resident of the state of ____________ and am not subject to Maryland withholding because l meet the require-
ments set forth under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as amended by the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. Enter “EXEMPT” here. ... 8. ______________
Employee’s Maryland Withholding Exemption Certicate
Print full name Social Security Number
Street Address, City, State, ZIP
County of residence (Nonresidents enter Maryland county (or Baltimore City) where you are employed.)
Single Married (surviving spouse or unmarried Head of Household) Rate Married, but withhold at Single rate
Purpose. Complete Form MW507 so that your employer can withhold the correct
Maryland income tax from your pay. Consider completing a new Form MW507
each year and when your personal or nancial situation changes.
Basic Instructions. Enter on line 1 below, the number of personal exemptions
you will claim on your tax return. However, if you wish to claim more exemptions,
or if your adjusted gross income will be more than $100,000 if you are ling
single or married ling separately ($150,000, if you are ling jointly or as head
of household), you must complete the Personal Exemption Worksheet on page
2. Complete the Personal Exemption Worksheet on page 2 to further adjust your
Maryland withholding based on itemized deductions, and certain other expenses
that exceed your standard deduction and are not being claimed at another job or
by your spouse. However, you may claim fewer (or zero) exemptions.
Additional withholding per pay period under agreement with employer. If
you are not having enough tax withheld, you may ask your employer to withhold
more by entering an additional amount on line 2.
Exemption from withholding. You may be entitled to claim an exemption from
the withholding of Maryland income tax if:
a. Last year you did not owe any Maryland Income tax and had a right to a full
refund of any tax withheld; AND,
b. This year you do not expect to owe any Maryland income tax and expect to have
a right to a full refund of all income tax withheld.
If you are eligible to claim this exemption, complete Line 3 and your employer will
not withhold Maryland income tax from your wages.
Students and Seasonal Employees whose annual income will be below the mini-
mum ling requirements should claim exemption from withholding. This provides
more income throughout the year and avoids the necessity of ling a Maryland
income tax return.
Certication of nonresidence in the State of Maryland. Complete Line 4. This
line is to be completed by residents of the District of Columbia, Virginia or West
Virginia who are employed in Maryland and who do not maintain a place of abode
in Maryland for 183 days or more.
Residents of Pennsylvania who are employed in Maryland and who do not maintain
a place of abode in Maryland for 183 days or more, should complete line 5 to ex-
empt themselves from the state portion of the withholding tax. These employees
are still liable for withholding tax at the rate in eect for the Maryland county in
which they are employed, unless they qualify for an exemption on either line 6 or
line 7. Pennsylvania residents of York and Adams counties may claim an exemp-
tion from the local withholding tax by completing line 6. Pennsylvania residents
living in other local jurisdictions which do not impose an earnings or income tax
on Maryland residents may claim an exemption by completing line 7. Employees
qualifying for exemption under 6 or 7, should also write “EXEMPT” on line 4.
Line 4 is NOT to be used by residents of other states who are working in Maryland,
because such persons are liable for Maryland income tax and withholding from
their wages is required.
If you are domiciled in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania or Virginia and main-
tain a place of abode in Maryland for 183 days or more, you become a statutory
resident of Maryland and you are required to le a resident return with Maryland
reporting your total income. You must apply to your domicile state for any tax
credit to which you may be entitled under the reciprocal provisions of the law. If
you are domiciled in West Virginia, you are not required to pay Maryland income
tax on wage or salary income, regardless of the length of time you may have
spent in Maryland.
Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as amended by the Military Spouses
Residency Relief Act, you may be exempt from Maryland income tax on your
wages if (i) your spouse is a member of the armed forces present in Maryland in
compliance with military orders; (ii) you are present in Maryland solely to be with
your spouse; and (iii) you maintain your domicile in another state. If you claim
exemption under the SCRA enter your state of domicile (legal residence) on Line
8; enter “EXEMPT” in the box to the right on Line 8; and attach a copy of your
spousal military identication card to Form MW507. In addition, you must also
complete and attach Form MW507M.
Duties and responsibilities of employer. Retain this certicate with your re-
cords. You are required to submit a copy of this certicate and accompanying
attachments to the Compliance Division, Compliance Programs Section, 301 West
Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, when received if:
1. You have any reason to believe this certicate is incorrect;
2. The employee claims more than 10 exemptions;
3. The employee claims an exemption from withholding because he/she had no
tax liability for the preceding tax year, expects to incur no tax liability this year
and the wages are expected to exceed $200 a week;
4. The employee claims an exemption from withholding on the basis of nonresi-
5. The employee claims an exemption from withholding under the Military Spous-
es Residency Relief Act.
Upon receipt of any exemption certicate (Form MW507), the Compliance Division
will make a determination and notify you if a change is required.
Once a certicate is revoked by the Comptroller, the employer must send any new
certicate from the employee to the Comptroller for approval before implementing
the new certicate.
If an employee claims exemption under 3 above, a new exemption certicate must
be led by February 15th of the following year.
Duties and responsibilities of employee. If, on any day during the calendar
year, the number of withholding exemptions that the employee is entitled to claim
is less than the number of exemptions claimed on the withholding exemption cer-
ticate in eect, the employee must le a new withholding exemption certicate
with the employer within 10 days after the change occurs.