The Hoffman Group is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Baltimore, Maryland region. Our dedicated team provides a comprehensive array of assurance, consulting and tax services for businesses and individuals. By thoroughly evaluating our clients’ unique financial needs, we create personalized solutions and develop comprehensive plans for their success. To us, the most valuable part of our business is client relationships. That is why we are built on the pillars of transparency, trust and respect. Our highly skilled team of professionals and Certified Public Accountants provide the knowledge, passion and technical abilities to help our clients thrive.
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Has the TCJA Lowered Your Taxes?
We now have two years of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes under our belts: 2018 and 2019. Are your taxes lower than before the law went into effect? Not surprisingly, the answer depends on your specific situation. Perception vs. Reality After most people filed their 2018 tax returns, only 40% believed that they had received a tax cut under the TCJA, according to an online survey conducted...
Five Payroll Tax Developments for 2020
Along with a new year comes new payroll rules. Here are five highlights: 1. Significant revisions have been made to Form W-4. The IRS redesigned Form W-4, beginning with the 2020 tax year. The form was revised to take into account changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That law suspended personal exemptions and substantially increased the standard deduction. The mismatch between the old Form W-4 and the new...
Age-Related Tax and Financial Planning Milestones
In an era of uncertainty, you can count on one thing: Time marches on. While you can't beat Father Time, you can prepare for these age-related tax and financial planning milestones as you and your loved ones grow older. Age 0-23: Beware of the Kiddie Tax The so-called "kiddie tax" rules can potentially apply to your child's (or grandchild's) investment income until the year he or she reaches age 24....
Is Your Family Medical Leave Policy Up-to-Date?
The Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) periodically responds to new Family Medical leave Act (FMLA) compliance questions from employers and employees. Notable ones are posted for the benefit of people facing similar situations. Here's a sampling. A recent case deals with whether an employee's time away from work to attend regular meetings at her children's school qualifies as FMLA-sanctioned leave. The meetings were with...
At The Hoffman Group, we take a personal interest in your success. Drawing on over 60 years of combined practice, our team has a breadth of experience in anticipating challenges businesses may face and developing strategic plans to meet their financial objectives. We focus on an array of industries such as construction, manufacturing and distribution, and government contracting to help you make healthy financial and business decisions that amplify profitability and maximize competitiveness.