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How the New Tax Bill Will Affect Maryland

Dec 22, 2017

The recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact taxpayers throughout the United States, but it will have unique local effects that will vary across the country. The tax attorneys at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg in Baltimore have watched the progress of the bill, and are now studying how it will alter tax filings and payments…

For Those Solicited for Tax Saving Schemes, Heed Your Parents’ Advice: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is!

Brandon N. Mourges | Dec 20, 2017

With the end of the year approaching and tax changes on the horizon for 2018, many business owners and investors are seeking creative ways to minimize their current and future tax burdens.  While some plans are legally sound and others may appear aboveboard, at least on their face, taxpayers should remember the age-old adage: “If…

Passport Denials and Revocations are Real: The New Hammer in the IRS Toolbox That Will Ground You in 2018

Giovanni V. Alberotanza | Dec 15, 2017

If your 2018 resolution is to finally take that international vacation that you have been dreaming about, or if you are planning an important business trip next year, then you may want to cut a check to Uncle Sam. In January 2018, the U.S. government will begin to deny passport applications, and even revoke current…

Estimated Tax Payments: What You Need to Know

Dec 12, 2017

If you receive income during the year which does not have tax withheld from it, you may be required to pay estimated taxes. This type of income includes funds from your own business, a job that does not withhold taxes, capital gains, dividends, alimony and more. You may also pay estimated taxes if you have…

Year End Tax Preparation Tips

Dec 12, 2017

As the tax landscape shifts with political maneuvering in Washington, individuals and business owners might be distracted from thinking about their own taxes as the 2017 tax year comes to a close. The tax attorneys at the Baltimore law firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg have prepared these year-end tax preparation tips to help everyone get…

Coinbase and the IRS: The Takeaway for Virtual Currency Investors (Comply with Tax Obligations or Face Real Consequences)

Brandon N. Mourges | Dec 11, 2017

On November 28, 2017, a federal judge in California ordered Coinbase, Inc. (“Coinbase”), a major virtual currency exchange, to provide the Internal Revenue Service (“the Service”) with account information for thousands of individuals trading virtual currency through its exchange.  (A copy of the entire Order in United States v. Coinbase, Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-01431-JSC…

As If! Restitution Order Does Not Permit the IRS to Collect Penalties and Interest without First Assessing a Tax Liability

Brandon N. Mourges | Nov 30, 2017

On October 3, 2017, the United States Tax Court issued an opinion in Klein v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. No. 15,[1] which creates a potential roadblock for the Internal Revenue Service (“the Service”) in civil cases stemming from criminal matters.  In particular, the Tax Court held that the Service cannot use a criminal order of restitution…

Thread Count and Tax Reform

Brian J. Crepeau | Nov 15, 2017

The term “thread count” refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch of fabric.  Per the marketers of bedsheets: the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the product.  Envision how some high thread count sheets would look under a microscope: that is the current tax code.  It is…

What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

Nov 15, 2017

As much as individuals and businesses dislike paying federal taxes, it is better than the alternative – facing a federal tax lien. Here is a brief run-down of how a federal tax lien operates and what can be done about it. What is a federal tax lien? A lien is essentially the right to take…

IRS Releases Updated Guidance Regarding Penalty Relief for Partnerships Filing Late 2016 Tax Returns

Brandon N. Mourges | Oct 16, 2017

Unbeknownst to many taxpayers at the time, the IRS changed the filing due date for partnership tax returns for tax years ending after December 31, 2015.  As a result, earlier this year, many partnerships that addressed their filing obligations on April 15 as they had in prior years – rather than March 15, the new…

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