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General Information

Here are some of the most important changes and benefits affecting the approximately 3.5 million taxpayers working on their 2018 Maryland income tax returns.

Overview of GAD

The General Accounting Division (GAD) was the original office of the State Comptroller, created with the establishment of the office in 1851. GAD is responsible for maintaining Maryland's general ledger and accounting for all State funds received and disbursed. Other accounting functions of GAD include countersigning and distributing all State Treasury checks.

The General Accounting Division is made up of two sections. One section consists of Administration, Office Systems & Development, Post Audit, and Vendor Services while the other consists of Financial Reporting, Operations, and Pre-Audits.

Sandra L. Zinck, Director, General Accounting 
szinck@marylandtaxes.gov (410) 260-7464

Elana Schulman, Assistant Director, Financial Reporting and Operations
eschulman@marylandtaxes.gov (410) 260-7887

Christopher Kratzen, Deputy Director, Admin Services, Corporate Purchashing Card, Office Systems & Development and Vendor Services
ckratzen@marylandtaxes.gov (410) 260-7464

Using Downloadable Forms

In order to view .PDF files you need a .PDF reader supported by your devices operating system.

PDF for Windows

If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you will need to do so in order to view tax forms, instruction guides, and other .PDF files on our Web sites.

Occasionally, .PDF files such as tax forms, worksheets, and instructions may not open automatically in your Internet browser. If you encounter this problem, you must first download and save the file to your computer before viewing it. Upon saving the file to your hard drive, you may view the file by opening it with the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

PDF for Safari on Mac

Use the newest Safari Version: Visit https://support.apple.com/downloads/#safari

Using the Safari Built in Viewer: using Safari version 5.1.X or higher, and you get a blank screen on your Mac when you try to open .PDFs in Safari, you need to install Adobe plug-ins installed that are older than version 10.1.3.  To do so:

  1. Backup your Mac
  2. Press and hold COMMAND + TAB to bring up your Mac's application switcher, 
  3. Click TAB key, while still holding down the COMMAND key, until the selector lands on "Finder" 
  4. Release the COMMAND and TAB keys.
  5. Click on the "Go" menu at the top of the screen.
  6. Select "Go to folder" 
  7. Copy and paste the folder path into the pop-up window: "/Library/Internet Plug-ins".  A new folder window will open, showing a list of all the browser plug-ins installed.  You should see one, or more files with, AdobePDFViewer. Sort alphabetically if you need to.
  8. Drag the old Adobe plug-ins into the Trash
  9. Quit and restart Safari
  10. Try opening a PDF in Safari again and yes, it should work, using Safari's own "native" PDF reader.

Using the newest Adobe PDF Viewer Plug-in in Safari:

Tax Forms Containing 2-D Barcodes

Adobe Reader for Mobile (Android, iPhone, iPad)

For information about Adobe Reader on mobile platforms, visit https://www.adobe.com/products/reader-mobile.html

General Instructions for downloading .PDF Files

The following instructions explain how to download a file from our Web site and view it using ADOBE Acrobat Reader.

  1. Position your mouse pointer over the form you wish to download.
  2. Right-click on the link (press the right button on your mouse).
  3. Select "Save target as..." or "Save link as..." from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the "Save as..." window, select the location on your computer where you want to store the file, and click "OK".
  5. The download should start. Once it is complete, open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Review all of the Comptroller of Maryland Financial Reports at any time on our Agency Reports Page.

General Fund

Close Out Reports

Accounting Forms and Manuals

GAD Miscellaneous Forms:

For specific forms and manuals, see the following: