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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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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SDAT’s Maryland Business Express Begins Accepting Previous Year Filings Online The Maryland Business Express (MBE) website of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) now allows for online filing of up to 10 years of overdue Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns. This previously paper-based process will enable business owners to more quickly and…

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While the 2019 Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return were due by April 15th in order for an entity to remain in good standing, two-month filing extensions are available through the Maryland SDAT’s online extension request system, extending the filing due date to no later than June 17th. SLHS can assist you with filing…

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The number of remarriages has been steadily rising over the past few decades. Families now include children, stepchildren, former spouses and in-laws. When it comes to estate planning for such families, the concept of who gets what after a death in the family can become complicated. Here, the estate and trust planning law specialists at…

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Victims of domestic violence have an elevated set of concerns when considering divorce and child custody. Here, the family law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger provide information for victims of domestic violence who are attempting to obtain child custody. You May Be Able to Obtain an Emergency Protective Order If you have decided…

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Although many believe that a non-profit is exempt as soon as it is established, this is not the case. A non-profit must file for tax-exempt status, with the IRS. Here, the business and non-profit law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger explain how a non-profit may file for tax-exempt status. Tax-exempt status refers to…

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