| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says a survey by her office last year found that 55 percent of taxpayers don't think they have any rights when dealing with the IRS. Only 9 percent knew correctly that they did.
Olson says on her blog that Congress passed...
| 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.
| May 22, 2012
| 4:03 AM
The IRS has been granting more leniency to struggling taxpayers through a program called Fresh Start.
Now the agency says it is expanding this effort by offering more flexible terms in its Offer in Compromise program.
This is the program where the IRS...
| Jun 3, 2012
Eleven years have passed since the Cordish Cos. broke ground on their first casino venture, a project with the Seminole tribe of Florida.
Since then, the Baltimore-based developer, which builds and runs urban retail and entertainment venues, has been...
| Jun 3, 2012
Tom Morgan tried to file his federal tax return electronically this year, but he kept getting an error message that advised him to double-check his Social Security number.
Morgan thought the problem was a transposed digit or some minor glitch on the IRS'...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The IRS and Maryland’s comptroller are warning of a new scam that targets military personnel and retirees as well as civilian workers.
The emails, which seem to come from the Defense Finance and Accounting Services, claim that recipients of...
| Jun 10, 2012
A new report from the IRS shows that nearly 21,000 American households with incomes of $200,000 and up didn't owe federal income taxes.
If you're like me, your first question is: How can that be?
Your possible next question: Can I get that kind of tax...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The first big wave of layoffs hit Sparrows Point on Friday after the steel mill's owner essentially shut down its critically important blast furnace.
Joe Rosel, president of United Steelworkers Local 9477, said most of the workers told not to report back...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:30 AM
In his op-ed "Annapolis dines at federal expense" (June 13) Sean Kennedy wrote: "The more Maryland taxes federal employees, the less money Uncle Sam can ask from them in taxes." I have issues with this on several points.
First, this applies to all...
| 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.
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The owner of a Frankford liquor store was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison and six months of subsequent home detention for tax evasion after he understated the store's earnings by more than $1.5 million and structured bank deposits specifically...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Now that the Affordable Care Act in most of its bulk has been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court ("Reform moves ahead," June 29), there are numerous practical stumbling blocks to its implementation.
According to the mandate, everyone in America...