Comptroller of Maryland

The Comptroller is Putting Forward a New Website, with Input from our own Eric Bielitz

10/19/19

Yesterday, our associate attorney, Eric Bielitz, participated in a focus group convened by the Comptroller of Maryland at its Annapolis headquarters.  The Comptroller invited Eric and other select tax professionals from business, accounting firms, and non-profits, to comment on the Comptroller’s new website, which it plans to unveil by year’s end. Read more

Eric M. Bielitz

Meet the Newest Member of the S.H. Block Team, Eric M. Bielitz

S.H. Block Tax Services recently expanded our staff by welcoming Eric M. Bielitz to our dedicated team. Mr. Bielitz has joined the firm as an associate attorney focusing on tax resolution. He began working with S.H. Block Tax Services in February of 2018, but his interest in the law goes back much further than his recent hire.

Recently, I sat down with Eric to discuss his background, his goals for the firm and our clients, and his interests away from work. Keep reading to learn more about Mr. Bielitz, his passion for the law, and his desire to help Maryland taxpayers resolve their tax issues and re-enter compliance with the IRS and the State of Maryland. Read more

Call Center Scam Exposed

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It was bound to happen and I know at least in part, the American public is to due some thanks for aiding in this big bust. According to The Wall Street Journal, police raided a call center in India exposing more than 70 individuals posing as IRS agents and defrauding the American taxpayers of their hard earned dollars. These scam artists, located in the suburbs of Mumbai, seemed to locals to be working at your average call center. Unfortunately, their business was much more sinister than helpful.

Is this the end?
Probably not. Even though this is a big win for authorities, this could just be the tip of the iceberg. Be vigilant in protecting your personal information and continue to spread the word about this and similar scams. If we stay silent, more innocent people will fall victim to fraud.

If the scam continues:
Keep watch and warn family and friends. Share blogs like this on social media and by email. As I mentioned above, I believe the American public plays a valuable part in uncovering crimes like these. It is estimated that over 1 million complaints were made in regards to these scam calls.