Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


State Board of Individual Tax Preparers


Board Members:
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 Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 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.

Public Meetings
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: DLLR Calendar. Meetings are open to the public and take place at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, at 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

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