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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Financial Options for Relief

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

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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Estate and Trust Planning — Now’s the Time!

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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Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

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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Restrictions On Maryland Businesses

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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Tax Implications for Estate Planning

The estate planning attorneys at Snee, Lutch, Helmlinger & Spielberger help clients resolve disputes regarding wills, trusts and estates and can oversee administration of any estate, no matter the size. Contact our team of estate planning attorneys today for more information.

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