September 22, 2003
RE:Notice of Maryland Tax Deficiency
Notice of Impending Denial of License or Certificate
Dear Licensee or Certificate-holder:
During the past legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly decreed that the Maryland State Boards and Commissions, including the Maryland Board of Nursing (the "Board"), may not renew licenses or certificates where the licensee or certificate-holder is delinquent in payment of taxes to the State of Maryland. Please note that the Board of Nursing has no discretion in this matter and is not authorized to make exceptions to the law passed by the General Assembly.
You are hereby advised to contact the Comptroller at 410-974-2432 immediately to arrange for payment of your tax deficiency. Until the Board receives verification from the Comptroller that you have paid the delinquent taxes or made arrangements for payment that are satisfactory to the Comptroller, renewal of your license/certification will be delayed.
DO NOT CALL THE BOARD OF NURSING TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER; COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMPTROLLER IS THE ONLY METHOD THAT WILL RESOLVE YOUR TAX DELINQUENCY AND THE RESULTING DELAY IN RENEWAL.
Once you have resolved your tax dispute, the Comptroller will notify the Board that the hold on your renewal is lifted. The Board will then be authorized to proceed with renewal of your license or certificate.
Patricia A. Noble, R.N., M.S.