Waiver issued to speed up cleanup effort after damaging storm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In the wake of Winter Storm Riley ravaging parts of Maryland this past weekend, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced a temporary waiver of International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) requirements to help emergency responders and restoration activities across the state. The waiver is set to expire in early April.

"I want to ensure that businesses and individuals impacted by this storm can focus on cleaning up and rebuilding," said Comptroller Franchot. "My office will assist in any way that we can."

The waiver was created to ensure that essential emergency relief supplies and support can reach the affected areas across the state in a timely manner. It pertains only to shippers and carriers of essential relief supplies or to those that are providing restoration of utilities to severe weather impacted areas within or through Maryland.

Individuals or businesses with questions can email or call 410-260-7980 (from Central Maryland) or 1-800-MD-TAXES.

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