| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:52 AM
President Harry S. Truman's famous adage — "The buck stops here" — sat on his desk in the Oval Office as a clear reminder that as president, he was responsible for the decisions he made and what happened in his administration. It sent a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
While I enjoy the rants of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his weekly column, at some point I must say, "Enough is enough, Bob." As a former IRS employee and now a tax journalist, I have been following the IRS "scandal" closely and must dispute...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The IRS says it will extend the tax deadline for filing and paying taxes to July 15 for Boston area taxpayers and others affected by the bombing on Monday, the tax deadline.
This three-month extension will automatically apply to taxpayers living in...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Small businesses would be protected from the type of fraud allegedly committed by Harford County payroll firm AccuPay Inc. under legislation being proposed by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
The Maryland Democrat plans to introduce a bill that would require...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Liberal media have again shown that they can be just as self-righteous and intolerant as their ardent conservative adversaries.
How else to account for the recent furor over views expressed by a world-renowned pediatric surgeon, neurologist and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Baltimore Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings says the investigation of the IRS has been concluded ("Cummings calls for end to IRS probe," June 9).
Yet only last week Congressman Cummings was outraged because the people on his street were struggling while...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski on Monday again urged the Internal Revenue Service to "get to the bottom of allegations" that AccuPay, a payroll servicer based in Harford County, failed to pass clients' tax payments on to state and federal collection agencies....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The nearly two dozen creditors of payroll firm AccuPay Inc. who jammed a hearing room in Baltimore's federal courthouse Tuesday left with no more answers than when they arrived.
Bel Air-based AccuPay, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March, is...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The "average" federal employee salary is nearly $78,500, an amount that has risen by about $1,800 in the past two years despite a general freeze on salary rates, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
As of September, OPM reported last week,...
| Apr 14, 2013
For taxpayers who work best under the pressure of a deadline ... well, that's now.
Returns must be filed by the end of Monday. But there's always a risk when scrambling to get returns in under the wire. You might make a mistake or overlook a valuable...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic.
The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane.
The deadline for both federal and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Sen. Rand Paul is recruiting plaintiffs – and seeking donations – for a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency.
“Dear Patriot,” the Kentucky Republican wrote Thursday in an e-mail to supporters. “I’...