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Maryland Code, Business Occupations and Professions § 21-311

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(a) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 21-312 of this subtitle, the Board, on the affirmative vote of a majority of its members then serving, may deny a registration to any applicant, reprimand any registered individual, or suspend or revoke a registration if the applicant or registered individual:

(1) fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a registration for the applicant or registered individual or for another;

(2) fraudulently or deceptively uses a registration;

(3) under the laws of the United States or of any state, is convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, either of which is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the applicant or registered individual to provide individual tax preparation services;

(4) is guilty of negligence, incompetence, or misconduct while providing individual tax preparation services;

(5) violates any regulation adopted under this title;  or

(6) violates any provision of this title.

(b)(1) In addition to reprimanding or suspending or revoking a registration under this subsection, the Board may impose a penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation.

(2) To determine the amount of the penalty imposed under this subsection, the Board shall consider:

(i) the seriousness of the violation;

(ii) the harm caused by the violation;

(iii) the good faith of the registered individual;  and

(iv) any history of previous violations by the registered individual.

(3) The Board shall use a penalty collected under this subsection to provide for the enforcement of this section.

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