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Maryland Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15

On March 11, 2021, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot extended the state’s income tax filing deadline by three months to July 15, 2021. Taxpayers will not face interest or penalties if they file returns and pay taxes owed by the new deadline. This change will apply to individual, pass-through, fiduciary and corporate income tax returns, including first and second quarter estimated payments.

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Construction & Real Estate  |  Government Contractors  |  Healthcare  |  Manufacturing & Distribution  |  Nonprofit  |  Service Businesses

Deductibility of Meals Provided by Restaurants Increases to 100% in 2021 and 2022

There’s a win-win for business taxpayers and restaurants in the latest round of stimulus legislation, known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Under the new legislation, business meals provided by restaurants in 2021 and 2022 are now 100% deductible. Previously, the deduction of food and beverage expenses associated with operating a business was limited to 50%. The new 100% deduction applies to meals in a restaurant, and takeout and delivery meals provided by a restaurant. Let’s dig into the specifics.

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High Net Worth Families

IRS Waives Tax Penalty for 400,000+ Taxpayers

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017, many taxpayers couldn’t foresee the implications of the legislation on their individual withholding for the coming year.

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Business Valuation  |  Construction & Real Estate  |  High Net Worth Families  |  Manufacturing & Distribution

Why a Business Valuation is Necessary for Estate Planning

The last few years were filled with uncertainty regarding the future of estate and gift taxes. There was a flurry of activity as people made gifts to take advantage of relatively favorable tax laws, which were due to revert to significantly less friendly provisions starting January 1, 2013.  

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High Net Worth Families

How Can I Reduce or Even Eliminate Gift and Estate Tax?

A GRAT can be an effective estate planning tool for lowering taxes. What is a GRAT (Grantor Retained Annuity Trust), and What are the Benefits? A Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, or GRAT, is an estate planning tool that provides an individual the opportunity to transfer the growth on appreciating assets to their children or other named beneficiaries with very little or no gift tax consequences.

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