| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Jay Fred Cohen says he is not a "yes man." The Democrat from Columbia has been many things in his career: IRS field agent, Howard County Orphans' Court judge, member of the Fabulous 50-Plus Players of Howard County.
But, he says, never a "yes man."...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The untraceable currency is...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An estimated 20,000 households in Baltimore City are missing out on tax refunds, leaving unclaimed some $50 million that advocates said could help lift them out of poverty.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen marked Friday, the first day his agency started...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Senate Democrats are pressing the Office of Personnel Management to allow federal workers to carry over a portion of their health savings accounts into the next year.
Roughly 322,700 federal employees are enrolled in the flexible spending accounts, or...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A group of Catonsville nuns who claimed that the new federal health care law's contraceptive coverage requirement would violate their religious beliefs are actually exempt from the mandate, a U.S. district judge concluded Friday.
The Little Sisters of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
In a case that could have implications for ministries across the country, a Catonsville-based group of nuns who care for the elderly poor are awaiting a federal judge's decision on whether it must comply with the federal health care law's requirement to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Although I am not surprised at yet another left-leaning editorial in The Sun, I think you have missed some very important points in your opposition to reducing Maryland's estate tax ("Settling the estate tax," Jan. 17).
The federal government took steps...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts.
The legislation, championed by...
| Jan 17, 2014
The Glen Burnie nonprofit needs volunteers to serve as administrative assistants, mentors and adult education tutors, and in landscape and building repair, painting, general cleaning, organizing of supplies and more. Information: 410-609-...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
FACT: New York City's Bill de Blasio ran on a progressive platform of "tax the rich," government welfare-ism and strident unionism in his successful bid to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
OPINION: Mr. de Blasio is the new hope and change for America'...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
While I enjoy Bob Ehrlich's weekly columns and I, too, never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, I must take exception when he goes too far ("De Blasio-ism should strike fear in the hearts of New York," Jan. 12). As a former IRS employee,...