| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Having read two of Dr. Ben Carson's books and seen him on television on many occasions, I find it hard to believe that his concerns about the Internal Revenue Service audit emanate from feelings of self-importance ("Ben Carson says he was targeted by...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 6, 2013
| 1:17 PM
For same-sex married couples in Maryland and elsewhere, filing taxes is about to change.
The IRS announced recently that same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes, even if couples live in states that do not permit gay marriage. This...
| 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...