| Mar 9, 2013
An electrician sued a Bel Air payroll company five years ago, alleging that it failed to submit payroll taxes for his employees, so he wonders why it took until last week for the Internal Revenue Service to start an investigation.
"They know what's going...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland used a rare opportunity to speak on behalf of the Republican Party on Saturday to tie the unfolding IRS scandal to President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul of the nation's health care system.
Noting that the Internal...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
In his recent State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley said, "Our story, Maryland's story, is the story of better choices and better results."
This is certainly the kind of high rhetorical flourish we have come to expect from state leaders during...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama fired the head of the Internal Revenue Service, the first sacrificial lamb brought down after the alleged "targeting" of conservative political groups by the IRS. Mr. Obama declared, "Americans are right to be angry...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Congress passes laws and usually the appropriate agency can write regulations implementing the law. However, the regulations cannot contradict the law. Nevertheless, with respect to the tax law provision 501(c)(4), that is exactly what happened. Under...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
After listening to the news reports for the past week, I think I must be the only person in America who thinks that the IRS is supposed to look for people and groups who might try to evade taxes ("Taxing the tea party," May 13).
I am an honest person...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Tiger Woods, Microsoft and the Tea Party are all reasserting themselves. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for May 13, 2013.
Woods won his 78th PGA event Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, showing further recovery from a series of injuries and marital...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In her column "An Annapolis tradition, grounded" (May 13) Susan Reimer laments the fact that the Blue Angels flyover at the graduation ceremonies for cadets was canceled, and she thinks Congress should be ashamed for cutting funds for such a trivial...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:11 AM
It has been reported that House Speaker John Boehner may be considering a compromise on taxing those "rich" making over $1 million.
Unfortunately, that threshold, as well as President Obama's desire to increase taxes on those making over $250,000 at the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The IRS wants to show taxpayers it is taking identity theft seriously.
Today, the agency announced it conducted a 32-state sweep in recent weeks that targeted 389 identity theft suspects and led to 734 enforcement actions — from complaints to...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Commentator Jim Pettit recently called on the IRS to continue to publish data on people's migration between states as revealed by tax their returns ("Tax data Md. needs — and almost lost," Dec. 19).
Government agencies actually produce a wealth of...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:54 PM
It appears that the IRS isn't waiting for a solution to the fiscal cliff.
The agency's website posted a 1040 Form for 2012 that contains several "reserved" lines that can be filled in later if Congress and the White House come to a compromise on taxes....