Has the state placed a hold on your professional license because of an unpaid tax bill? You need to get your dispute with the state squared away immediately. Contact Gabaie & Associates, LLC to speak with our experienced Maryland tax attorneys. We will review your case and devise a strategy to get your professional license back. Call us today to learn more.
Impact of a Professional License Hold
The Comptroller of Maryland works closely with many other agencies across the state. This includes many agencies that issue professional licenses. If the state believes that you have an unpaid tax liability, it will alert the agency that issued your professional license. When you apply to have your professional license renewed, you'll be told that there is a hold on your account. The agency will refuse to renew your professional license until you have resolved your dispute with the state.
You will be unable to work if your professional license is not current. Operating without a valid professional license can be incredibly dangerous and can make you (and your employer) vulnerable to liability lawsuits. In fact, it is illegal in the state of Maryland to work in certain fields without a professional license. Your unpaid tax bill can put your job in jeopardy and prevent you from making a living. If you work without your license, anyway, you can face harsh civil and criminal penalties.
Which Professional Licenses Are Affected?
If you hold a professional license in Maryland, chances are fairly high that it is subject to a hold. The state works closely with seven different agencies, including the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Department of Natural Resources; and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These departments, alone, are responsible for issuing a majority of the professional license in the state.
Your professional license could be subject to a tax hold if you work as a:
- Social Worker
- Interior Designer
- HVAC Professional
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Electrician, or
These are just a few of the professional licenses that can be subject to a tax hold. Any professional license issued by a state agency can be jeopardized if you have not paid your taxes.
Getting Your Professional License Back
You must resolve your tax issue with the state before you will be able to renew your professional license. There are three options available to you: pay, negotiate, or dispute.
Pay: You will be able to renew your professional license once your tax bill has been paid in full. If you do not disagree with the state's assessment and can afford to pay, this is the best option.
Negotiate: Sometimes you may not be able to pay your entire tax bill all at once. Our attorneys can help you negotiate a payment plan with the state. Your license will be renewable once you are enrolled in a valid plan.
Dispute: You can contest the state's assessment that you owe taxes. You will need the help of an experienced attorney if you want your dispute to be successful. Call our Maryland tax attorneys for help with your appeal.
Maryland Tax Attorneys
Have you been unable to renew your professional license because of an unpaid tax bill? You will need to resolve your dispute with the state before you can get your license back. Contact the Maryland tax attorneys at Gabaie & Associates, LLC for help. We will review your tax issue, determine the best approach for your case, and help you get your license back. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation.