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Leadership

Leadership Experience.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2001

The partners and principals of Hertzbach are diverse in their professional backgrounds, experience, and achievements. Each partner/principal has made a unique contribution to the growth and success of the firm. Many of our partners and principals started their careers with our firm.

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Strategy

Service Strategies.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2001

Our team of over 180 professionals is diverse in their experience and achievements, concentrating in many practice service areas, including accounting and auditing, taxation, consulting, and specialized industries. Our depth of expertise and reputation make us the choice for businesses and individuals.

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Expertise

Industry Expertise.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2001

Hertzbach & Co. provides services and consulting to a wide range of industries. We understand the unique practices of these industries. Our professional team of CPAs, working with other professionals and support staff, provide the specialized resources needed to succeed in all aspects of business.

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Beliefs

What We Believe.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2001

As a certified public accounting and consulting practice, we believe that every client, without exception, has the right to the highest level of expertise and advice, a thorough understanding of their financial position and a commitment by those engaged and entrusted to guide them to business success.

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New changes to Maryland Section 529 investment plans

New changes to Maryland Section 529 investment plans

Jan 4, 2017

If saving for college is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, new laws in Maryland will make 2017 a great year to start. Two new changes to Maryland Section 529 investment plans will make them even more attractive vehicles to save for college expenses. A Section 529 plan is created by making contributions to the Maryland College Investment Plan (which is managed by T. Rowe Price) on behalf of a beneficiary. The beneficiary can be anyone who will be able to use the money towards qualified higher education expenses—a child, grandchild, friend, or even the account holder. Earnings on the contributions grow tax-deferred (at both federal and Maryland levels) and will also be free from federal and Maryland taxes on withdrawal, provided that the money is used for qualified education expenses. In addition, taxpayers can take a subtraction on their Maryland income tax returns of up to $2,500 in contributions per beneficiary ($5,000 for married filing jointly if each contributes $2,500). Amounts contributed in excess of that amount can be carried forward and used for up to 10 years. The first change affects who can take the subtraction for contributing to a plan. Until recently, only the account holder could take the subtraction. Beginning July 1, 2016, a subtraction is available for anyone making a contribution to plan, even if they are not the account holder of the plan. For example, parents could establish a plan for their child, and the subtraction would be available not only to them, but also to any other relatives and friends who would contribute. A second change affects the benefits available to account holders who make plan contributions. As an alternative to the Maryland income tax subtraction, the College Affordability Act of 2016 provides that the state will make a $250 “matching” contribution to for qualifying accounts. In order to qualify: The account must be established after December 31, 2016; the qualified beneficiary must be a Maryland resident; the account holder must have had Maryland taxable income in the previous tax year of no more than $112,500 ($175,000 for a married couple filing a joint return); the account holder must submit an application between January 1 and...