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Maryland Raises Business Personal Property Tax Exemption

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) made business owners very happy as House Bill 268 (HB268) has officially taken effect. This legislation increases the exemption amount of personal property eligible to be taxed. The exemption has gone from $2,500 to $20,000 for businesses, and from $10,000 to $20,000 for at-home businesses. As an extension of legislation HB90, which exempts from personal property valuation and taxation if the total cost of the personal property was less than $2,500, this new legislation is said to save $44.2 million in taxes for 14,217 Maryland businesses by increasing the exemption limit to $20,000.

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Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges Help Defer Capital Gains & Build Wealth

The like-kind exchange is one of the most money-savvy ways to defer capital gains taxes while building your long-term wealth. A 1031 exchange, which gets its name from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, can help you swap one investment property for another and defer capital gains taxes. These transactions are complicated, and they're riddled with rules that could make or break your investment. But they can be fruitful, as long as they are executed correctly. Let’s take a look at 1031 exchanges, how they work and their benefits.

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New Lease Standard: Tips for Implementation

The new lease standard is finally here and effective for all private companies and nonprofits for years beginning after December 15, 2021. After years of discussion and several delays, it’s important for private companies and nonprofits to start preparing for the new lease standard. That’s why we created a list of tips and best practices to get your organization headed down the right path toward a successful implementation of the new lease standard, also known as Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, Leases.

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Lease Accounting Software Options

In wake of the new lease accounting standards, Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842 and International Financial Report Standards (IFRS) 16, it’s important that you have the right technology in place to handle complicated lease situations and ensure that your organization is compliant. Many companies without a comprehensive lease management software rely on tedious manual processes, spreadsheets and disparate systems that are cumbersome and prone to errors. Thankfully, there are lease management solutions that can stand alone or seamlessly integrate with ERP systems to consolidate data, reduce inaccuracies and streamline everyday operations.

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New Lease Standard to Impact Any Business or Nonprofit With a Lease

Some are calling the new lease standard the biggest accounting change of this generation. While the accounting profession moved the goalposts on its effective date for years, the time is finally here for organizations to implement the sweeping changes brought about by FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, Leases. The changes that the new lease standard brings are substantial and can impact any business or nonprofit that has at least one lease. Here’s a brief rundown of what you need to know about this new accounting standard and how it will impact your organization’s financial statements.

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Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program Set to Launch September 2022

It seems like ancient history, but back in 2016, Maryland passed a law requiring any covered employer (i.e., one that didn’t have its own retirement plan and used a payroll system or service) to participate in the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Program - MarylandSaves. The program was set to launch in 2020, but like with many things, COVID caused some delays. The implementation is now scheduled for September 2022, and we cover the details you need to know.

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