Nineteen Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Lawyers Honored by Maryland Super Lawyers in 2020

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg is proud to announce that nineteen of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers®. The firm’s attorneys who have been selected include Benjamin Rosenberg, Gerard Martin, Barry Greenberg, Gerard Gaeng, Andrew Baida, Louis Ebert, William Hallam, David Wyand, Jonathan May, Charles Curlett, Jr., Steven…

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Benchmark Litigation Highly Recommends Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP

For the twelfth year in a row, the 2020 edition of Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys lists Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP among their top litigation firms in Maryland.  The firm is proud that its litigation group has received Benchmark’s top rating of “Highly Recommended,” and seven of its partners have been listed as…

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When Will You Get Your 2018 Tax Refund?

The extended government shutdown is adding to the anxiety that some taxpayers feel with respect to when they will get their refund. The tax attorneys at Rosenberg Martin & Greenberg LLP cannot answer that question with any degree of certainty. We can, however, provide some guidance that will help taxpayers avoid the problems that can…

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Can a Prenuptial Agreement Executed Before January 1, 2019 Preserve Deductibility of Alimony Payments Relating to Divorce Decrees Entered After That Date?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) did away with the long-standing provision allowing for deductions of alimony payments by the payor.  Specifically, the TCJA adopted the prior definition of “alimony and separate maintenance payment” under the Internal Revenue Code but eliminated deductibility for any “divorce or separation instrument” executed after December 31,…

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Its Ability to Revoke Passports and Deny Passport Applications: What You Need to Do If You Plan to Travel Abroad and Have Unpaid Federal Taxes

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) published another friendly reminder that it was recently vested with the authority to revoke passports and deny passport applications for those with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”  Within that notice, the IRS reminded taxpayers that they may not be able to obtain or renew passports if they owe federal…

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Final Section 199A Regulations: Interpretation of W-2 Wages and UBIA Thresholds May Significantly Limit the QBI Deduction

When it was announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a new 20% deduction for qualified business income (“QBI”) of pass-through businesses, many business owners started planning for huge tax savings.  Hopefully, their exuberance was not misplaced and was based on a thorough review of the new tax law.  Aside from many types…

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Final Section 199A Regulations: Safe Harbor Created By Notice 2019-07 Brings Additional Certainty on Application of QBI Deduction to Rental Real Estate Enterprises

Along with the recent issuance of regulations under section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code (“I.R.C.”), the Internal Revenue Service (“the Service”) also published a revenue procedure setting forth a safe harbor under which rental real estate will be treated as a “trade or business” pursuant to I.R.C. § 199A.  For those in the real…

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Section 199A: How “Reasonable Compensation” Will Be Defined and How it May Impact the QBI Deduction

From its inception, Section 199A made it fairly clear that the deduction for qualified business income (“QBI”) would not apply to all income in respect of pass-through businesses.  Aside from limitations dependent on the nature of the industry (i.e., the “specified service trade or business” provisions of I.R.C. § 199A(d)(2)), the total wages paid to…

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