| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Tomorrow, gay couples across Maryland can take the first step toward equal recognition of their relationships when county clerks of courts for the first time will be allowed to issue licenses for same-sex marriages. And we may get a hint of just how equal...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:34 AM
Well, that pretty much settles it.
My fellow Americans, I have heard and understood the loud and unequivocal message you sent with this year's election:
Liberty is for losers.
True, we have not been a free people in some time. It's been a long and...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Federal prosecutors in August 2012 announced that two men, Bryan Eammon Williams and Lawrence Lee Hayes, had been sentenced to 11 years and 15 years respectively for their roles in a cocaine distribution conspiracy.
The details of the case are rather...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:40 AM
When Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold returned his automatic pay raise in solidarity with county workers, he also entitled himself to an income tax deduction. Leopold says he declined it.
Because the returns technically amount to a donation...
| Oct 2, 2012
The deceased, prisoners and even some state workers improperly collected unemployment benefits potentially worth about $344,000, according to a recently released audit of Maryland's Division of Unemployment Insurance.
Auditors in the Department of...
| May 3, 2010
| 4:22 PM
I posted something the other day about Chef's Expressions, the catering company that's been talking to the owners of Silo Point about putting a wine bar and gourmet market in the Locust Point condo development.That prompted somebody out there to......
| Apr 8, 2011
| 11:54 AM
Tax season is upon us, and if you're like me, you still haven't crunched the numbers but are hoping for a nice refund. Good news, the odds are in your favor. According to stats posted on the IRS website, 76 percent of Americans filing individual income...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 3:09 PM
If you are a low- to moderate-income taxpayer and you shell out any money to have your taxes done, you're likely paying too much.
Nowadays, with all sorts of avenues for filers of modest means to get their taxes done for free, paying someone to do the...
| Jan 30, 2011
For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year.
Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
| Mar 1, 2011
The Internal Revenue Service says it will file fewer liens against those who owe back taxes and make it easier for taxpayers to get liens withdrawn — a move that wipes the blemish from credit reports.
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman recently...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:14 AM
Beginning July 1, workers who use their car for business and don't get reimbursed from their employer will be able to deduct 55 1/2 cents per mile on tax returns. That's 4 1/2 cents more than the rate for the first half of this year.
The IRS says it is...