| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:47 AM
President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Maryland officials plan to announce this week whether the state will sever ties with the state's second-largest foster care provider, a decision that also could determine whether the company keeps its contract in the District of Columbia.
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Each year, the IRS puts out a list of the top 12 scams to watch out for -- or not perpetrate. This year’s list:
Identity theft The IRS says it has a comprehensive strategy targeting ID theft. It also has increased internal reviews “to spot...
| Feb 26, 2012
For years, anyone in Maryland could prepare tax returns for money, so it wasn't unheard of to find tax services offered at laundromats, car dealerships or palm-reader shops.
The industry is no longer unregulated.
Starting this year, individual tax...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 5:44 PM
State officials said Tuesday that they would not renew Contemporary Family Services' license to place foster care children, alleging that the Hyattsville-based company falsified minutes of board meetings and failed to pay its foster parents and...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 7:15 AM
The IRS has been offering a handy tool for consumers to find out the status of their refund.
Earlier this month, it had experienced some problems and the IRS posted a notice on the tool. This is a version of it posted on the Facebook page of Liberty Tax:...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:10 PM
An audacious Internet gambling mogul long sought by authorities has been indicted in Baltimore, capping an investigation that spanned nearly a decade and several countries and comes amid a recent crackdown on the popular poker and gambling sites....
| Aug 5, 2012
There's a right way and a wrong way to have a debate about taxes in this country. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demonstrated how not to accomplish that task with his claim that Mitt Romney didn't pay any federal income taxes over a 10-...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret.
It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
When the legislature went to work on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill, one of the first provisions to be rolled back was a sweeping ban on political contributions from casino interests.
As introduced, the bill would have prevented everyone from a...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Some members of Congress want to fire federal workers who are seriously delinquent on their taxes.
Furthermore, if they had their way, prospective employees in deep tax arrears wouldn't even be considered for a job with Uncle Sam.
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:00 AM
With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney forces the Democrats to produce a budget of their own. It's too hot of a topic not to. They can't bury their collective heads in the sand any longer, they have to cough it up. We all know...