SDAT’s 2021 Annual Business Filings Due April 15, Extension System Available

2021 Annual Reports and/or Personal Property Tax Returns must be filed for all domestic and foreign business entities with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) no later than Thursday, April 15. If you request a two-month filing extension through SDAT’s online extension system, your filings will be due to the Department no later…

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Congratulations To Our Very Own Laura Bechtel!

Laura Bechtel

Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. is pleased to announce that Laura E. Bechtel has become a shareholder at the firm! Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. proudly recognizes Laura for her hard work, legal abilities and dedication to the practice of law. Laura joined SLHS in 2011 and concentrates her practice in civil litigation,…

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Annual Business Filings and Extension Requests Due by April 15

2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns, and Extension Requests Now Available to File Online The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) today announced the availability of 2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns, and Extension Requests. All domestic and foreign business entities must file an Annual Report or request an extension by April 15,…

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Harford County Launches Online Applications for New Residential Building Permits

County Executive Glassman and Chief Advisor Billy Boniface reviewing the Harford County ePermit Center’s new online service.

BEL AIR, Md., (Oct. 14, 2020) – Harford County continues to bring more services online to make it easier and more efficient to do business. Through the Harford County ePermit Center, home builders can complete online the entire permitting process for residential building permits for new single-family and two-family homes and townhouses. Paper permit applications…

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Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase IV of the Maryland Judiciary’s Reopening Plan

Governor Hogan’s “Substantial Loss of Income” defense applies to residential, commercial and industrial tenants. If a tenant successfully raises this defense, no eviction can take place until Governor Hogan’s Executive Order of 4/3/2020 is rescinded and/or the state of emergency is lifted. Read more here. “Substantial Loss of Income” Defense First, pertaining to residential, commercial…

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SDAT’s 2020 Annual Business Filings Due in Two Weeks

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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Business Interruption As a Result of COVID-19 Outbreak

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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With 14 New Online Services, Nearly All Business Filings Can Now Be Completed Online with SDAT

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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Defective Military Earplugs Linked To Hearing Loss

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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Expanded Family and Medical Leave

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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