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How the New Tax Bill Will Affect Maryland

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…

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

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…

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Estimated Tax Payments: What You Need to Know

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Thread Count and Tax Reform

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…

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Evaluating the Impact of Bedrosian

On September 20, 2017, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an important taxpayer-friendly opinion regarding the willfulness standard in FBAR penalty matters.  In Bedrosian v. United States, Case No. 2:15-cv-05853-MMB (E.D. Pa., Sept. 20, 2017), the court held that the government had not met its burden in proving that Bedrosian had willfully violated FBAR reporting…

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Who Is Entitled to $61 Million in Unclaimed Property?

According to the Comptroller of Maryland, four residents were recently identified as entitled to more than $564,000 in unclaimed property. Comptroller Peter Franchot publishes the list annually and this year it contained more than 80,000 unclaimed property accounts amounting to more than $61 million. Maryland residents net big checks in unclaimed property Each of the…

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