Business, Politics

Olszewski announces recovery grants opportunities for Baltimore County non-profits

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the availability of $2.3 million for new recovery grants for nonprofit organizations in Baltimore County. The new program, funded through the County’s allocation of Maryland Recovery Now funds from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, aims to support organizations that have struggled financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. …


Business, Health, Politics

Olszewski announces Baltimore County COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program, a $2.5 million fund to reimburse restaurant businesses and food service establishments for investments or improvements that not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also help extend the outdoor dining season. “Baltimore County’s restaurant community plays a vital role in our local …


Governor Hogan announces extension of homeowners’, renters’ property tax credit deadlines

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation is extending the deadline to apply for 2020 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credits from October 1 to October 31. These two tax credit programs save Marylanders more than $65 million per year, with homeowners receiving an average credit of $1,348 on their tax …

Maryland businesses receiving fake “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” letter; same scam as in 2019

BALTIMORE, MD—An updated version of a common scam targeting business owners is once again making the rounds. The Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” that requests a fee in exchange for a letter of good standing with an “official seal of …

SDAT extends Annual Report, Personal Property Tax Return deadline to July 15

BALTIMORE, MD—On Monday, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation announced that the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns will be automatically extended to July 15 as part of the Hogan administration’s response to COVID-19. Expiration dates for trade names and name reservations, as well as entity forfeiture dates, will also be extended to 30 …

SDAT: Annual business filings, extension requests due by April 15 [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) on Wednesday announced the availability of 2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns, and Extension Requests. All domestic and foreign business entities must file an Annual Report or request an extension by April 15, 2020, in order to maintain their “Good Standing” status. The quickest and easiest way to submit …

Maryland businesses receiving fake “2019 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” letter

UPDATE: A 2020 version of this scam is now making the rounds – read more. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the Attorney General has received information indicating that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2019 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form.” The letter requests a fee in exchange for a letter of good standing …