| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We applaud Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision to help homeowners whose property tax bills suddenly jumped after the city corrected errors in how their historic tax credits had been calculated. These people made decisions about whether to buy...
| 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,...
| 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 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."...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:54 PM
There's still time, if you're reading this on publication day, to take advantage of the waning hours of Shop Maryland Week, the seven days when purchases can be made without having to pay state sales tax.
It's promoted as a way for parents to save a few...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Congress seems to be focusing its austerity efforts on America's most vulnerable citizens, including those who need help feeding their families. Meanwhile, large food subsidies that benefit the most affluent Americans aren't even on the table.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...