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Maryland’s Governor Proposes $1 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package

With the opening of Maryland’s General Assembly today, Governor Larry Hogan is expected to introduce the state’s latest relief package, called the $1 Billion RELIEF Act of 2021. He outlined the plan at a press conference earlier in the week. Hogan is asking state lawmakers to take quick action on this legislation, which includes actions to help Maryland families, small businesses and those who have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic. If enacted, this emergency legislation would support small businesses with sales tax credits, extend unemployment tax relief for small businesses, repeal income taxes on state unemployment benefits, safeguard Maryland businesses against tax increases, and provide direct stimulus payments for low- to moderate-income Marylanders. Let’s look more closely at some of the provisions in the relief package.

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Maryland Taxpayers Are Granted Tax Filing and Payment Extensions

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced extended filing and payment deadlines for certain state business and individual taxes and quarterly estimated income tax returns and payments.

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Emergency Relief for Required Minimum Distributions Taken in 2020

If you took a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your retirement account in 2020, you now have until August 31, 2020 to return the money without incurring any tax consequences. This new guidance was issued by the IRS on June 23 and corrects previous legislation that excluded retirees who took RMDs prior to the passing of the CARES Act in March.

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Temporary Modifications Issued for Form I-9

The United States Department of Homeland Security issued temporary modifications to the Form I-9 document verification process to account for the number of employers that are now operating remotely due to COVID-19.

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Economic Relief Packages for Maryland Small Businesses and Nonprofits Disrupted by COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan announced new economic relief packages from the Maryland Department of Commerce for Maryland small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19.

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Hiring Veterans: There’s a Tax Credit for That

More organizations are hiring military veterans every day. In addition to benefiting from the skills, dedication and experience that veterans offer, qualifying employers can earn a tax credit for their commitment to hiring, training and retaining veterans. Many of our clients, particularly government contractors, hire military veterans. Let’s look at some of the tax credits available to employers who hire veterans.

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