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Maryland Businesses May Now File up to 10 years of Overdue Annual Reports

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Maryland is now even more business-friendly! The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) now allows Maryland businesses to file up to 10 years of overdue Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns. If your business is currently not in good standing because of unreturned Reports or Returns, you may now submit overdue annual filings […]

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Considerations When Naming Your Maryland Business

Selecting the right business name is an important step when starting a new business or expanding to a new state. In addition to picking the perfect name, you want to also make sure your LLC or corporation name complies with your state’s laws. This means that the name cannot conflict with a name already in […]

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What’s the First Step When Applying for a Trademark?

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Before you begin your trademark application process, you should first search the USTPO’s database to see if any trademark has been registered that is: • Similar to your trademark • Used on related products or for related services, and • Currently active If there is a trademark that meets all over the three above criteria, […]

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May I Use a Business Name if it Exists but was Dissolved or Forfeited in Maryland?

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Yes, in Maryland, you can use any name that is not active. However, if a name is inactive because it was not in good standing, then that name cannot be used. If you use a forfeited name or dissolved company name, your new company will be issued a new ID number so there is no […]

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For How Long is a Maryland Will Valid?

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As a general rule, a will governs the distribution of assets only after the testator dies. Any changes to a will that are made during the testator’s lifetime will be valid. A will is not active until the owner of the assets passes. For example, if a testator wills her home to her son, but […]

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Deeds of Easement No Longer Require a Lien Certificate in Harford County, Maryland

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Lien certificates will no longer be required for Deeds of Easement in Harford County, Maryland. No research on outstanding balances due from the owner will be completed. All other types of Deed transfers will require a lien sheet prior to processing. If a deed is presented without a lien, the presenter must provide a copy […]

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Life Estate Deeds With No Transfer Rights No Longer Need a Lien Sheet

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Lien sheets will no longer be required for Life Estate Deeds with no transfer right in Harford County, Maryland. No research on outstanding balances due from the owner will be completed. All other types of Deed transfers will require a lien sheet prior to processing. If a deed is presented without a lien, the presenter […]

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What is an EIN and am I Eligible?

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An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique identification number assigned by the IRA for business entities. A “responsible party” must use his or her SSN in order to obtain an EIN, and there is no cost to the process. A “responsible party” is the person who owns or controls the business entity or who […]

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Maryland Probate: Personal Representative Moves Out of State

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What happens if you are the personal representative, aka executor, for a Maryland estate but then you move from Maryland to another state? The short answer is that you may quality to continue as the personal representative however you will need to file a request to appoint a Maryland resident agent. The resident agent must […]

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Lien Sheets are no Longer Required for Confirmatory Deeds in Harford County, Maryland.

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No research on outstanding balances due from the owner will be completed. All other types of Deed transfers will require a lien sheet prior to processing. If a deed is presented without a lien, the presenter must provide a copy of this policy circling which category the deed falls under in order to receive the […]

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