| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:46 AM
An estimated 25 percent of South Floridians will file their federal income taxes between now and the midnight April 17 deadline, according to Mike Dobzinski, the IRS spokesman in Plantation.
This year procrastinating South Floridians get an extra two...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Exactly half of all Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll, but legendary investor Warren Buffet is not among them. In 2010, Buffet handed over nearly $7 million to Uncle Sam but...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Read my lips: No new taxes," George H. W. Bush famously said on the occasion of receiving the Republican nomination for president in 1988. It was a six-word pledge that rallied the party and excited the electorate, and the party has been trying to...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:38 AM
If you think you need help preparing your taxes, several South Florida groups offer free assistance, Tthe IRS also can help you find a free group at 800-906-9887.
Some people will be able to get free help with their income taxes at the Boynton Beach...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
If you make money with money, the Great Recession and its record-breaking rate of unemployment doesn't feel so bad. Most of your assets are tied up in the stock market. After the 2007 crash, you felt some pain, but securities rebounded. Since your...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
House Speaker Chris Donovan has proposed raising the minimum wage in Connecticut from $8.25 an hour to $9 on July 1 and to $9.75 the following July — and in the future having it rise with inflation.
Currently, only Washington has a minimum wage...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:54 AM
When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate.
What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:04 PM
I cannot understand why the L.A. Times and the Daily Pilot continue on their editorial pages to defend the Irvine 11 (Editorial: Irvine 11, D.A. both made mistakes, Daily Pilot, Oct. 2; "Editorial: Punishing the 'Irvine 11' again, Los Angeles Times, Sept....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:44 AM
The good coming from today's otherwise bleak economy are some of the lowest interest rate in more than half a century.
So some South Floridians want to know if they should take advantage of that -- to the point of refinancing more than what they actually...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
If Senate Democrats have their way, millionaires and billionaires will pay more in taxes for President Obama's jobs bill. How much?
Answer: $110,467 a year.
That's the average additional amount they would owe in federal taxes starting in 2013, according...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Now is the time to make the hard decision: Are you going to walk away from your underwater home?
Uncle Sam is still giving homeowners until Dec. 31 to go through a short sale or foreclosure without tax consequences -- as long as the lender officially...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Pretty much everyone in Washington agrees that the tax code is complicated, inefficient and -- in general -- a major drag.
Perhaps the best chance for reform is a 2012 election that delivers a mandate of change to lawmakers.
Every presidential candidate...