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Now on YouTube: Don't Tear Your Hair, Md., File Online!

Comptroller Peter Franchot's office has turned to You Tube to urge Marylanders to file their tax electronically to avoid lengthy delays in getting tax refunds. As we said in an earlier posting, budget cuts have halved the number of temporary workers the agency normally hires to process tax forms. In the spirit of saving money, the video is home-grown, down to the in-house choir of tax agency staff. The choir is singing and the choir director's nephew narrates this.. um.... creative message to taxpayers. Take a look:

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 5, 2009; 11:52 AM ET
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Peter Franchot is doing a good job.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | February 6, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Very cost-effective

This could be a hit on the Daily Show or the Colbert Report!

Posted by: trumeau | February 6, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

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