| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:31 PM
George W. Berry, a retired Internal Revenue Service official who was an avid sports fan, died Oct. 7 of gastric cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79.
George Wayne Berry — he never used his first name — was born in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:09 PM
As the nation prepared for the launch of federal health reforms, Maryland was lauded as a leader in adopting the president's signature program. Obama used a community college in Maryland as a backdrop to promote his plan — and to praise Maryland...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Landscape designer Martha Schwartz has been named by Inner Arbor Trust Inc. to be the lead designer for phase one of the project that will help transform Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia.
The London resident and alumna of Harvard University's Graduate...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The recent health care editorial, "The canceled policies" (Oct. 31), like many other opinion pieces published by the Sun, minimizes the latest of presidential leadership problems to protect Barack Obama. Should you not be addressing the question of why we...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the Bush era.
Lawmakers were at loggerheads on which, if any, deductions and credits to keep and whether to let tax...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Workers may no longer have to rush to stock up on medications or glasses just to use up money in flexible spending accounts before the end of the year. For years, any money left over in a flexible spending account has been forfeited.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Taxpayers who like to get their refunds ASAP will need a little more patience.
Thanks to the 16-day shutdown of the federal government, the IRS says that the 2014 filing season will be delayed by about one or two weeks.
The agency says it needs enough...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Under the health reform law, everyone who files a federal income tax form is required to have insurance. Most employers also have to offer it. The idea is that for reform to work, everyone needs to enroll so that there is a good mix of healthy and sick...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Of the 40 new taxes, fees and tolls the O'Malley-Brown administration has enacted, the most egregious is the so-called rain tax. It is a national embarrassment and a case study in ill-conceived public policy. Officially known as the "Stormwater Management...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has scheduled a series of public meetings on the implementation of a stormwater fee, while at the same time the County Council is considering an amendment to the fee that would essentially exempt all nonprofit...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I'd like to thank Colleen Kelley, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union for the best laugh of my day ("Unionized employees don't run the IRS," July 12). Claiming that our nation is fortunate to have one of the most efficient tax...