Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


State Board of Individual Tax Preparers




Beginning January 1, 2016, tax preparers who prepare taxes for Marylanders will be required to have passed the Maryland Tax Preparers Examination in order to continue to provide those services. This requirement even applies to those individuals who are currently registered or renew their registrations prior to the January 1, 2016 deadline. Read more…

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
Patricia Snell, Washington County

Dennis L. Gring, Executive Director
Alicia Coar, Board Secretary

The State Board of Individual Tax Preparers qualifies and registers persons who prepare tax return for members of the public. An individual is required to be properly registered by the board before providing individual tax preparation services in Maryland. To qualify, an individual must be at least age 18, a high school graduate, and pass the Maryland Tax Preparers Examination. The board is authorized to deny registration, reprimand a registered individual, or suspend or revoke a registration.

2016 Public Meetings
Regular business meetings for 2016 are held at the Board’s office, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, at 1:00 p.m. Business meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates for 2016 are scheduled for:

  Monday, January 11, 2016 Monday, August 8, 2016
  Monday, February 8, 2016 Monday. October 24, 2016
  Monday, May 9, 2016 Monday, November 14, 2016
  Monday, June 13, 2016  

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) 230-6244
e-mail: indtaxprep@dllr.state.md.us