Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns must be filed by July 15, 2020, no further deadline extensions will be permitted. Here, the qualified Maryland attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. outline SDAT’s 2020 annual business filing process in the midst of COVID-19.  SDAT Will Not Be Granting Any Further Deadline Extensions According…

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The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating impact on numerous business industries. Many businesses have closed, or will, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is not surprising that thousands are filing business interruption claims with their insurance companies across the United States. Many insurers are denying these claims as a matter of course,…

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Online Expedited Fees Waived for Businesses Seeking to Revive Online The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has announced 14 new online services on Maryland Business Express that will make it significantly easier for businesses to get back into “Good Standing” status, a requirement necessary for many types of Coronavirus-related relief programs. We strongly…

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If you or someone you love has served in the U.S. military since 2003 and experienced hearing loss or ear-related problems, it may be due to defective earplugs.  3M Company manufactured and sold dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs to the U.S. government for combat and training purposes between 2003 and 2015. It was later revealed that…

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was enacted into law on March 18, 2020, and takes effect April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, applies to private employers that employ less than 500 employees. Under the FFCRA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) has been expanded through December 31, 2020 to allow…

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Linked below are resources and updates related to the current COVID-19 circumstances. Click the links below to learn more. https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-fund-programs  https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/covidlafund.shtml  https://www.sba.gov/

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was enacted into law on March 18, 2020, and takes effect April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, applies to private employers that employ less than 500 employees. Under the FFCRA, employees who are required to stay home because of six specific Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related reasons…

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If you have put off completing, or even starting, your Estate and/or Trust planning, you are not alone. It is often human nature to avoid having to think about or plan for your death even though most everyone can appreciate the importance of having their affairs in order. Do it for your loved ones, perhaps…

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According to its website, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) announced today that the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns will be automatically extended to July 15th as part of the Hogan administration’s response to COVID-19. Expiration dates for trade names and name reservations, as well as entity…

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ARE YOU AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS? Pursuant to the Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, Number 20-03-23-01, dated March 23, 2020, Amending and Restating the Order of March 19, 2020, Prohibiting Large Gatherings and Events and Closing Senior Centers, and Additionally Closing all Non-Essential Businesses and Other Establishments. The Office of Legal Counsel…

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