Central Collection Unit: State Tax Refund Intercept Program (TRIP)

Pursuant to the provision of MD.CODE ANN., TAX-GEN. Sections 13-912 to13-919, and the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.01.02, the Central Collection Unit is authorized to certify to the Revenue Administration Division, Comptroller of the Treasury, the names of those who are indebted to the State of Maryland or to any of its agencies.  Our records indicated that you have an outstanding debt shown above.  The above amount may be increased by interest and collection costs.

As a result of this debt, your name will be certified to the Revenue Administration Division.  The effect of this action will cause any State income tax refund otherwise due you to be intercepted and applied toward your indebtedness.  This administrative procedure does not affect any existing monthly payment arrangements in lieu of court action.

If you believe that under the law your name should not be certified, you have the right to request that the Central Collection Unit investigate the circumstances and confirm or modify the existence or amount of the debt. Please be specific, giving pertinent dates, amounts, case numbers, and contact persons.  Please provide copies of cancelled checks, invoices or correspondence. Matters already determined by a court are not subject to redetermination. An investigation must be requested in writing to the Central Collection Unit, at the above address within fifteen (15) days of the above date. Following the completion of an investigation, you may request an appeal hearing to further contest this debt. You have the right to appeal an adverse hearing decision to court. You cannot request a hearing until after the investigation has been completed.

PAYMENT OF THIS INDEBTEDNESS NOW WILL PREVENT FURTHER JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS BY THE STATE TO COLLECT WHAT IS OWED. To discuss payment or to make any inquiry regarding the Tax Re​fund Intercept Program, you may call the telephone number shown above or write to the above address. Contact will not serve as notice for CCU to investigate your account. Please note our phone hours are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If married, you should advise your spouse that your State income tax refund is subject to interception. 

You may visit our Debtor Portal to access your accounts or pay online to the Central Collection Unit at ​https://ccuportal.md.gov. You must have your Debtor Number and PIN to complete the user registration.

Payment Methods Accepted
  • Cash (in person)
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Cashier's Check

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