Emerald Financial Partners is Your Business & CPA Tax Accountant...Since 1980!

Emerald Financial Partners believes you should have a trusted partner, on call, to support you through the financial decisions that impact your life, your family, and your business. We provide a holistic approach to your tax, accounting, and financial needs.  We have been serving as a business CPA and tax accountant to companies and individuals since 1980.  We specialize in assisting entrepreneurs, business owners, self-employed, government contractors, and real estate investors with reducing their tax liability, maximizing their business income, and keeping track of all the details!

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Emerald Financial Partners – Maryland’s Leading Tax, Accounting & Financial Specialists

Emerald Financial Partners offers consultations so that we can understand your needs and help create a path for financial success. Our team goes above and beyond to understand your unique needs and develop strategies that will help you reach your goals.   Our personal and business services are structured to provide you unlimited access and on-call support to help you make better financial decisions, every day.  Contact us to schedule a conversation!

Business Services

Business owners want to save time and money.  Emerald Financial Partners provides accounting, compliance, and tax services for your business, leaving you time to focus ON your business.  More importantly, we take a ProActive approach to your business with strategies that are designed to anticipate possible challenges and plan accordingly.

We provide an array of business services to meet the demands of small, medium, and large sized businesses.  We specialize in assisting entrepreneurs, business owners, and real estate investors with reducing their tax liability, maximizing their business income, and keeping track of all the details!  View our matrix of business services.

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Personal Services

Emerald Financial Partners provides a holistic approach to your tax, accounting, and financial needs to enhance your lifestyle and help you better plan for the future.  Our team provides you access to the professionals you need, for many of life's important decisions.  We provide an array of services to meet the tax, accounting, and economic goals of individuals and their families to help them make better financial decisions every day of the year, not just at tax time.

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Is Your Accountant ProActive or ReActive?

If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or real estate investor, you need an accountant to serve as your strategic partner, not just your bean counter!  As a proactive accountant, we work side by side with the owner, collaboratively, to help grow your business.  A proactive accountant is an adviser that is looking for opportunities to position the company for profitability, tax savings, expense reduction, and more.

A proactive accountant addresses the client’s needs before they become urgent issues.  As a business owner, the difference between a proactive or reactive accountant could mean the difference between success and failure.  Are you working with a proactive accountant?  If you’re not sure, contact Emerald Financial Partners, and we’ll get you and your business on the right path.   Learn More

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Giving Back To Our Community!

Emerald Financial Partners has a strong commitment to our community.  As active members of Thrive Business Communities, we participate in quarterly initiatives to give back to the communities in which we live and work!  Check out our recent activities!

Mary D.

"I’ve been with Valerie for over 10 years. I would recommend her team to everyone. It’s great to have a tax person who you trust and you like as a good friend."

Paul A.

"Emerald Financial Partners cleaned up our Quickbooks file and amended our business and personal income tax returns.  We saved $32,830 in taxes."

Michael D.

"After 30 years of doing my own taxes, I decided to try out Emerald Financial Partners.  Right away, they pointed out that I had been making errors, costing us money.   Now, we have peace of mind knowing that WE don’t have to keep up on the ever-changing tax law and that we have competent professionals in our corner. No more wasting time trying to do taxes myself and worrying about whether I made a mistake. My lingering regret is that we didn’t use their financial planning services long ago!"

Candace N.

"We recommend Emerald Financial Partners VERY HIGHLY!  Not only have they helped us with taxes for years, but also guided us through some huge questions and long range planning."

News & Resources to Help You Grow Your Business

At Emerald Financial Partners, we provide valuable insight and content designed to help you grow your business smarter!  We offer consultations so that we can understand your needs and help create a path for financial success. Contact us today!

Celebrating 40 Years of Service

By Emerald Financial | February 20, 2020

In 1980, there were still a lot of stereotypes and limitations surrounding women professionals.  The glass ceiling had yet to be touched, much less broken, and many young women struggled to find their way in a workforce that was dominated by men.  This was even the case almost 20 years later, when in 1999, the […]

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2020 tax returns

3 Tips for 2020 Tax Returns

By Emerald Financial | February 4, 2020

Yes, 2020 is in full swing and tax season is upon us.  There are some additional revisions to 2020 tax returns that are worth talking about.  Here are 3 tips to ensure you’re on the right track! TIP #1:  The IRS is asking for more information than ever on your tax returns.  There is a […]

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5 Tax Tips For 2020 Tax Season

By Emerald Financial | January 8, 2020

2018 and 2019 were big years for tax changes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had major implications for individuals and businesses. In 2020, overall, we will see much less change but it’s important to ensure you’re taking advantage of these changes properly in 2020. Here are 5 tax tips for 2020 tax season to […]

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Is Your Quickbooks DCAA Compliant?

By Emerald Financial | December 18, 2019

If you’re a government contractor, you know all about DCAA compliance, right?  Or, perhaps you have just recently won a government contract and wondering, “Is your Quickbooks DCAA compliant?” What is DCAA Compliance? When you enter the world of government contracting, you must pay careful attention to the internal controls of your business, and you […]

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Proactive Accountant

Is Your Accountant Proactive or Reactive?

By Valerie McLaughlin | December 11, 2019

When you own a business, there are many aspects of your business where you will want to be proactive vs. reactive.  For example, you may be proactive in managing your monthly cash flow, or you may be reactive when you run out of money! In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can […]

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Year-End Tax Planning Checklist for Business

By Emerald Financial | December 3, 2019

As the holidays approach, business owners are scrambling to determine what needs to be done before year-end to make tax time less daunting.  Although you may have had the best intentions of keeping up with everything throughout the year, now is the time to get your tax information in order.   In this article, we provide […]

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