Maryland Personal Property Tax Return and Annual Report Extensions Available

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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Estate Planning For Blended Families

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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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What to Know About Domestic Violence and Child Custody

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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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Filing for Tax-Exempt Status as a Non-Profit

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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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Harford County Tax Credits – New As Of July 1, 2018!

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Harford County has signed into law Bill No. 17-201 which gives property tax credits to: a) retired military veterans sixty-five (65) years old or older; and/or b) any individual who is at least sixty-five (65) years old and has lived in the same residence in Harford County for at least forty (40) years.  The new…

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Legislative Update

As a business lawyer, Colleen Helmlinger, former Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee and a continuing member, attends the bi-monthly Legislative Committee Meetings which are held at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room during each Legislative Session to keep a pulse on all things at work in Annapolis and developing during the Session which may…

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New Expungement Law in Effect October 1, 2017

Some criminal convictions are now eligible for expungement under the Justice Reinvestment Act, which went into effect on October 1, 2017.  As a general rule, a case with a Guilty disposition cannot be expunged.  However, some misdemeanor convictions will be expungeable after October 1, 2017, provided they meet certain criteria. The case must be from…

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Renting with Roommates: Legal Guidance for Success

With housing costs on the rise, renting with roommates is a more popular choice than ever—but having a roommate can pose long-term issues if disputes arise. Here, the landlord-tenant law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, detail ways to mitigate legal problems when renting with roommates. Create a Roommate Agreement When living with a…

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Successfully Selecting a Board for Your Nonprofit Business

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A successful board is one of the biggest keys to a nonprofit businesses’ success. Here, the business law attorneys at SLHS discuss ways to choose the best board for your nonprofit. Consider the Size and Diversity of Your Board There are many factors that one should consider when choosing a successful nonprofit board. Due to…

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Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah’s Law)

The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, otherwise known as Noah’s Law, went into effect on October 1, 2016.  The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 imposes new restrictions on drivers convicted of drinking and driving offenses and also enhanced the license suspension periods imposed by the MVA for administrative per se offenses. A person…

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