If you are overwhelmed by the deluge of information about the consequences of the new tax law, you're not alone.  We hope that the following summary is helpful. There are two articles on our site that we will continue to update…

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UPDATE: December 27, 2017 at 5:30pm This afternoon, the IRS issued an advisory indicating that prepayments made in 2017 for 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible, but only under limited circumstances. The advisory states: "whether…

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UPDATE: December 27, 2017 at 5:30pm This afternoon, the IRS issued an advisory indicating that prepayments made in 2017 for 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible, but only under limited circumstances. The advisory states: "whether…

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Do you have to pay taxes on money you receive from your employer to reimburse you for business use of your personal cell phone? The IRS answered that on September 14, 2011. In an audit guidance for its examiners, the…

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While an occasional babysitter needs nothing more than a fair wage, some food and drink for sustenance, and great patience, employing a regular babysitter, nanny, or au pair requires a bit more. You must withhold and pay payroll taxes for…

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Paying household employees is a trap for the unwary. Many people have folks helping around the house --- babysitting, cleaning, organizing, and fixing. Often, household staff need no special attention at tax time, but if you don't pay attention, you…

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Avraham Greenberg, a local businessman, is married with four children. All four of his children joined the family business at a young age and helped Avraham grow and nurture it. Though Avraham has for many years ignored his lawyer’s advice…

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The change in Maryland's law raises lots of questions. Maryland's Attorney General has shared his views in a letter to the General Assembly. This document is likely to offer many insights into how the law will be interpreted in Maryland…

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District of Columbia laws reflect a policy that favors extending parental rights to same-sex couples with children. Through recent expansions in the law, it is increasingly likely that same-sex couples with children will have the legal rights of both parents…

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Maryland’s Marriage Equality law, permitting same-sex couples to become married in the State of Maryland, was approved by voters (52% for; 48% against) on November 6, 2012. Under the law passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in…

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