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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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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How to Properly Construct a Business Contract

Black man signing a contract in his office.

The business law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, explain how to construct a legally binding contract. It is always recommended that you have an attorney draft or review any contract that you intend to use. However, it is also important that you understand the essential components of a contract. Below, the attorneys at…

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Does Your Business License Need To Be Updated?

Whether starting a new business or expanding operations, getting licensing in order helps everything run more smoothly. And even though permits and registrations are critical for a new business, licensing needs exist throughout the life of a company and may be subject to renewal on an annual or alternate-timed basis. Avoid paying fines by staying…

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Maryland SDAT Just Updated Its Business Entity Searches to Include Three Options

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has updated its Business Entity Search to include three options:   “Business Name” is the name of your business, including any registered trade names.   “Department ID” is the 9-character identification number used by SDAT that begins with a letter, followed by 8 numbers.   “Employer…

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Preventing and Resolving Conflicts With Business Partners

Starting a new business partnership, corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an exciting endeavor; however, it is important to be prepared for all situations, including a potential business dispute. Here, the business law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger discuss how to resolve and prevent conflicts between business partners. Have a Written Agreement…

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Changes to Maryland’s Annual Business Filing Process

On December 14, 2017, the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) posted a release regarding changes to the annual business filing process.  The current Form 1 will be separated into an Annual Report and a Personal Property Tax Return. The reason for this change is because a majority of Maryland entities do not have…

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