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 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!

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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!

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3 Tips for A Foundation of Financial Wealth and Healthy Personal Finances

By Valerie McLaughlin | June 4, 2019

Are you frugal? Do you spend at will? No matter where you fall on the spectrum, there are a few ways you can direct your cash flow so that you can build a healthy foundation for financial wealth benefit for years to come. Tip #1: Taxes & Debt Both of those words might sound like […]

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KPI’s for Your Business

By Valerie McLaughlin | April 11, 2019

If you are involved in making decisions for your business’ growth, then you know: it’s a numbers game and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) are one great place to start!  KPI’s are performance metrics that measure specific goals for businesses across all sectors. Common things that Key Performance Indicators might track are: Revenue (profits, total revenue, […]

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3 Steps Toward A Better Business Budget

By Valerie McLaughlin | March 28, 2019

It’s amazing — and scary — how many businesses operate without a true budget. Cash flow becomes their only barometer, and that often doesn’t include an accurate picture of ongoing growth, or the health of a business. One of the most important aspects to budget success is accountability. (That’s what we can help you with.) Before […]

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Do You Have a Second Office in the Home?

By Valerie McLaughlin | March 13, 2019

In today’s virtual world, home offices are becoming the norm. Many professionals are creating a hybrid work environment, splitting time between the office and home office.  Here are some tips when the Second Office in the Home Is a Principal Place of Business: When possible, you want to claim that your second office in the home […]

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What happens if you haven’t received a W-2 yet?

By Valerie McLaughlin | February 28, 2019

Word on the tax professional “street” is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far.  It seems that many taxpayers are a little skittish about all of the changes this year.  And some folks are seeing lower refunds than they might have expected.  It makes for a stressful time of year.    […]

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What Gig Economy Workers Should Know About Taxes and the IRS

By Valerie McLaughlin | February 22, 2019

Are you part of the gig economy?  According to WhatIs.com, the “gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.”  […]

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