If you have unpaid taxes, you probably already know that the state of Maryland may add fees and interest to your debt. But if you couldn’t afford to pay the tax liability in the first place, you might be tempted to shrug your shoulders and say, “Oh well.”
This is why the Comptroller of Maryland may use another technique to persuade you to pay back your debt. The state can withhold your driver’s license or vehicle registration until you address your unpaid debt. Many people rely on vehicles for transportation for work or school, so losing their driver’s license can have a devastating impact.
Businesses can also feel this impact, since unpaid debt may interfere with vehicle registration renewal for any vehicles owned by the business. This can be caused by unpaid unemployment insurance contributions, unpaid business taxes, and more.
If you’ve received notice that the state has placed a hold on your driver’s license or registration, you should call a tax attorney like S.H. Block Tax Services to find out what your options are. Our firm has experience with resolving tax debt and can help you get back on the road.