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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Tax Filing Deadline Delayed to July 15th

You May Still Want to File Early

If you think you may be due a refund, don't wait. File soon to get the funds owed to you  – contact us.

A Good Time to Open a Roth IRA

Now could be a great time to convert a traditional, taxable IRA to tax-free Roth IRA. Contact us to see if this makes sense for you.

Qualifying for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Get Your Books In Order

The IRS guidelines are still being written, but you will need complete and organized recordkeeping to provide the required documentation. Contact us to make sure your business is ready.

Stay Informed

The rules for PPP and any potential future programs supporting small businesses will continue to evolve. Visit us here to understand the latest developments.

Don’t let COVID-19 Delay your Refund!

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File Your Taxes Without Leaving the House

We’ll pick up your tax documents, contact you by phone to discuss, and get your tax returns
filed. Especially if you expect a refund, you want to file as soon as possible.
Click for details on our “No Contact” Concierge Tax Prep Service.

Book a Virtual Appointment

If you are able to scan and email your tax documents, or if you have any other tax or accounting needs, book a Virtual Appointment Now to discuss.

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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

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."

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!

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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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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Real Estate & QBI Deduction

By Valerie McLaughlin | January 23, 2019

On Friday, January 20, 2019 the IRS issued final regulations as well as some additional guidance in regard to the QBI deduction for 2018. Much of the final regulations simply make the temporary regulations from August 8, 2018 permanent. However, there is some additional guidance for persons involved in real estate (information on real estate […]

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How Will The Government Shutdown Impact Taxes?

By Valerie McLaughlin | January 19, 2019

Free 15 Minute Quick Call Emerald Financial Partners is offering 10 Free Quick-Call Consultations from 1/21/19 – 1/29/19 for Government Contractors & Businesses affected by the shutdown. Schedule A Quick Call Consultation As of this writing, the federal government is still in a “partial shutdown”, and things are starting to fray around the edges, even […]

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How the New Tax Law Changes Affect Individuals

By Valerie McLaughlin | January 5, 2019
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