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Back to School Tax Reminders for Students

Aug 8, 2017

Back-to-school season is in full swing but summer is not quite over yet. Before working students pack up to head back to campus, now is a good time to take note of information that will be needed come tax time in spring 2018. Summer income is taxable – plan now for fewer spring headaches For…

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Income Earned Abroad?

Aug 4, 2017

Modern technology and transportation have opened up literally a world of opportunity and the result is that many Americans earn income from foreign entities. It is important for anyone in this situation to understand that both resident aliens and U.S. citizens, whether stateside or abroad, are subject to United States taxing system and must report…

Day Trading: Understanding Common Issues and Pitfalls Can Increase Return on Investment

Brandon N. Mourges | Aug 1, 2017

Technological advances have greatly improved access to financial information and likewise improved the ability for many Americans to trade for their own accounts.  While most casually trade a few securities for pleasure, a growing number engage in high-volume trading.  These traders may perform adequate research on their investments before engaging in these transactions; however, not…

Maryland Governor Race May Impact State Taxes in 2018

Jun 29, 2017

A flurry of contenders are announcing their intent to run for Maryland governor and their campaign platforms would impact the tax situations of businesses and individuals across the state. The proposed legislation and policy changes, if adopted, could impact taxes in multiple ways. Maryland primary candidates propose health care changes The most recent Maryland governor…

New 2017 Tax Laws Will Affect 2018 Filings

Jun 22, 2017

For most tax filers, the dust has settled after the 2017 filing of 2016 taxes. Now is the time to get acquainted with some of the changes that will affect 2017 taxes, filed in early 2018. The changes will affect income calculations, deductions and exemptions, ultimately impacting how much many individuals and families will see…

Maryland Leads the Nation by Offering Energy Storage System Tax Credit

Jun 7, 2017

On May 4, 2017, Maryland became the first state in the nation to offer a tax credit to offset certain costs of installing an energy storage system. The idea behind the legislation is to encourage alternatives to the traditional electronic grid – if the utility providers are disrupted, third parties can take up the task…

Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities Face New Reporting Rules

May 31, 2017

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service recently finalized a notable shift in the way foreign-owned domestic disregarded entities are treated for tax purposes; changes which impose new reporting requirements with which compliance must be achieved. The tax professionals at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg can help provide entities impacted by these rules with legal counsel…

Marijuana in Maryland: Tax Considerations for Businesses as Legalization of Medical (and Recreational?) Use Become a Reality

Brandon N. Mourges | May 18, 2017

With the creation of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission and the dispensary permitting process moving forward, Marylanders will soon have access to marijuana for medical use.  Many anticipate that the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana is not far behind.  In the most recent session of the Maryland General Assembly, multiple bills calling for…

Deductions Up in Smoke?

Brandon N. Mourges | May 17, 2017

In 2014, Maryland followed the path of many other states and passed legislation to legalize the sale of marijuana for medical use. Aside from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program, some speculate that this action may usher in the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in the near future in Maryland. Given that monthly marijuana sales…

ALERT: New Wave of Maryland Tax Audits Appears to Target Restaurants and Caterers

Giovanni V. Alberotanza | May 10, 2017

As Marylanders prepare for warmer weather, the Maryland Comptroller’s Office is targeting caterers and restaurants for what appears to be an industry-wide tax audit initiative. At the start, the audits appear to be a routine examination focused on four different areas of a taxpayer’s business: Assets; Expenses; Sales; Reconciliation of Tax Remittances. Generally, the auditor…

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