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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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May 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

At the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) every day is a celebration of business. Lucky for us, we get one week a year to go above and beyond to recognize the critical contributions of the Upcounty’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the IRS marked the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week […]

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April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Franchot Extends Tax Deadline Because of IRS Glitch

The deadline for Maryland 2017 tax returns has been extended to tonight, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today. The April 18 is in response to the outage of the IRS’ online tax processing and payment platform yesterday, according to a news release from Franchot’s office. The IRS encountered issues Tuesday morning with its online system. […]

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February 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

IRS Issues Scam Alert for Erroneous Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a scam that involves erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. One version of the scam, according to the IRS, involves criminals posing as debt collection agency officials on behalf of the IRS.  They contact taxpayers to say a refund was deposited in error, and […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Scammers Using W-2 Forms to Obtain Your Personal Information

Officials are warning businesses about a new scam involving W-2 forms. Thieves are gaining access to employee W-2’s to access sensitive information. W-2 scams put workers at risk for tax-related identity theft. The IRS recommends that all employers educate employees about this scheme, especially those in human resources and payroll departments. Here are five warning […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of Scam Impersonating IRS and FBI

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, is urging residents to avoid downloading links to questionnaires that utilizes the emblems from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Internal Revenue Service due to a new phishing scheme. The scam email uses what appears to be an official sign from both the IRS and FBI and prompts users to select […]

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April 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Where to Drop Off Tax Forms Tonight

Two Montgomery County post offices will be open late today to receive tax forms. Open till 6 p.m.: White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md. 20895-9997 Open till 6 p.m.: Silver Spring Main Station, 8653 16th Street Open till 7:30 p.m.: Suburban Window Service, 16501 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, Md. 20898-9996   The Postal […]

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January 23, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Earlier Filing Deadlines in 2017 for Forms W-2 and 1099

Starting in 2017 employers and small businesses face an earlier filing deadline of January 31 for Forms W-2. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation such as payments to independent contractors. Also of note is that the IRS must also hold some refunds until February 15. A […]

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January 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Announces Opening of 2016 Tax Filing System

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Tuesday that Maryland will begin processing personal income tax returns for Tax Year 2015 on January 19, the same day the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting returns. Business tax returns will be accepted and processing will begin on January 9th. “Processing claims promptly and returning taxpayer refunds immediately […]

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July 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Identity Theft Forum (VIDEO)

Identity theft is a growing problem across the country and right here in Maryland. In fact, over 275 people attended an identity theft and fraud prevention forum earlier this month in Germantown. The standing-room only event at the BlackRock Center for the Arts was hosted by Congressman John Delaney and featured one-on-one advice from over […]

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