ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot will be announcing alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel violations for fiscal year 2011 in Maryland.

The comptroller will join members of his field enforcement division on Wednesday in Annapolis to talk about tax losses to the state. Franchot also will discuss more than $1.8 million in sales and use taxes that his division has collected as a result of enforcement efforts.

The comptroller’s office administers and collects state taxes, including ones on motor vehicle fuel, tobacco and excise taxes on beer, wine and liquor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Mark says:

    Heading to Georgia. Get gas in Viriginia to start the trip, load up on cigarettes for friends in N.C.

  2. KottaMan says:

    Another red herring argument from the state. Virtually every large-quantity bust for cigs involves an out of state person, usually from NY, NJ, or CT “traveling through” on their way back northbound. They are looking to sell the smokes up there where the prices are sky high and not sell them here in MD. No tax “lost” here if they aren’t selling the stuff here. To raise revenue, why not change the sales tax law in MD and start taxing legal services along with burglar alarm companies and the rest of the “common folk?”

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