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

Serving the Annapolis Community for Over 40 Years, Emerald Financial Partners is Your Business & CPA Tax AccountantEmerald 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!

Need Help with Tax Planning and Building Wealth?

Start Planning Early in the Year When You Have More Options.

Our accountants help you understand how you can best build your personal wealth each year and over the long haul. A proactive financial advisor can make a huge difference. We take the time to understand your goals and make clear recommendations on how you can keep more of the money you earn and put it to work for your future. 

Contact us today to start preparing for your future.

Maximize Your Employer Retention Credit

Looking to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness and Receive the Employer Retention Credit?

How you apply for PPP forgiveness directly affects how much your Employer Retention Credit is. Making sure that you file each form properly to maximize your credit can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Don’t file for forgiveness until you’ve looked at all the angles!

Contact us today for assistance with your application.

Bookkeeping Support and a Virtual CFO for the Same Cost!

Think About What You Need to Pay a Full-Time Bookkeeper...

Chances are, for a similar monthly cost, Emerald Financial can perform your bookkeeping AND give you the insight and guidance of our senior accounting team. We get to know your business, keep your books in order, and can offer tax planning and strategies to help you reduce expenses and fuel growth throughout the year.

Contact us or click for details - this can be a smooth, cost-effective way to advance your business.

Emerald Financial Partners – Annapolis, 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!

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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 About Proactive CPAs

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."

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."

Cheryl G.

"Your entire team has given nothing less than exceptional service to me and my company over the past several years. I finally feel like I've found a tax accountant that's proactive on by behalf."

Marcus J.

"Hands down the best experience I have ever had with a tax accountant. Professional and responsive. I highly recommend."

Michael D.

"I rest easy knowing that Emerald "has my back" when filing my Federal taxes and that I am able to have an annual review to make sure that we are on track with our family estate plans."

Volunteers of America®

For this Holiday season, Emerald Financial Partners is sponsoring Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolina’s by Adopting a Family for the holiday. The Adopt a Family program gives hope to many local children and families in need across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. We will be purchasing holiday gifts for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal for the family to enjoy. Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolina’s inspires self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Carolina’s. They help thousands of people each year through their programs. The programs are designed to help Neighbors who experience homelessness or are at risk to be homeless, Individuals with mental illness, individuals with intellectual disabilities, those in need of supportive services, those recovering from substance abuse addictions, those in community corrections, as well as veteran services.

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!

4 Tax Reduction Strategies For People Who Are Self Employed

By Valerie McLaughlin | August 16, 2021

As a self employed business owner, you are in charge of finding a tax reduction strategy that benefits you. We’re discussing four tax reduction strategies that will apply to you if you operate your business as a proprietorship. As always, there are so many ways to reduce taxes, but these are just a couple of […]

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The Benefits of Hiring an Outsourced CFO for your Small Business

By Valerie McLaughlin | August 6, 2021

Small businesses can’t afford a full-time CFO, but nor do they need one. They need the higher-level expertise of a CFO only a few hours a week or even just a few hours a month. Businesses often have a lower-level bookkeeper doing the basic accounting functions but need the expertise of a CFO to review […]

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Small business virtual CFO

Bookkeeping Tips for Small Business Owners

By Valerie McLaughlin | July 27, 2021

As a small business owner, you usually end up wearing a lot of hats. One day you might be the CFO and another day you might be an HR recruiter. While this can be stressful and time consuming, it’s also important to keep up with your bookkeeping tasks properly and accurately as the year goes […]

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Government contractor checklist: What you need to be DCAA compliant.

By Valerie McLaughlin | July 16, 2021

DCAA stands for The Defense Contract Audit Agency. This agency handles audit and financial services for Department of Defense employees and other federal entities who are responsible for acquisition and contract administration. Government contractors have a demanding set of accounting methodologies which is where DCAA compliance comes into play. A DCAA government contractor checklist can […]

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The IRS Audit Rates Are Increasing: How to Protect Your Small Business

By Valerie McLaughlin | June 22, 2021

As the IRS Audit Division comes back in full swing, so do the audit rates. Just last year, the IRS announced there would be a 50% increase in tax audits for small businesses in 2021. With 2020 behind us, it’s time for small business owners to buckle up and protect their business from falling victim […]

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We Provide Business Accounting and Tax Prep Services All Under One Roof!

By Valerie McLaughlin | June 4, 2021

Here at Emerald Financial Partners we’re ready to serve you and your business with all of the tax and business accounting services you need all under one roof! As a full-service CPA and business tax accounting firm we’re able to help your small-medium sized businesses, public and privately-held businesses, non-profit organizations, and sole proprietors in […]

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