A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Bel Air couple who ran a Harford County payroll services firm that stole at least $2.5 million from small businesses, funds that were intended for tax authorities.
Maryland Department of the Environment data show that during Gov. Larry Hogan's first full year in office, the number of cases regulators referred to the attorney general for enforcement dropped by a startling 18 percent. This decrease exacerbated a slide begun in the final years of the O'Malley administration. Altogether, MDE referrals dropped an unacceptable 35 percent over the past three years. Air pollution case referrals decreased by more than 50 percent, lead poisoning prevention referrals
Baltimore officials have not learned how fraudsters obtained enough information on dozens of city employees to file fake tax returns in their names, and were working with federal and state authorities Friday to investigate any link between the victims.
Tax time is here, and while you have an extra three days to file — courtesy of the D.C. holiday, Emancipation Day falling on April 15 and pushing the deadline to file to April 18 — further procrastination is not advised: Many tax preparers are already booked through the filing deadline.
Over the years I have worked with many potential business owners, and it is always surprising to hear the myths that surround small business ownership. It is time to put these following small business myths to rest and focus on the practicalities of business ownership.
Attorney General Brian Frosh and Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday announced charges against nine tax preparers in a tax fraud scheme, alleging they paid impoverished Baltimore residents to use their services, then submitted false returns to claim refunds they would pocket as fees.
Facing a genuine crisis-Baltimore's homeless population is approximately 30,000 a year-the city has constructed a patchwork of more than 60 homeless service providers that it oversees, creating a privately-contracted homeless services ecosystem that is chaotic, ill-managed, poorly monitored, and badly integrated with state and federal agencies.
With identity theft and false returns on the rise in Maryland and elsewhere, experts say residents should carefully think through their options at tax time, especially low-to-moderate-income filers who tend to be targets of predatory practices.
After Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his office will not accept tax filings from 23 Liberty Tax Service franchises citing "questionable" filings, local certified public accountants encourage taxpayers to vet their tax preparers' qualifications.
Free tax preparation assistance provided by students at Carroll Community and McDaniel colleges is not only helpful to the individuals it serves, but also provides a learning opportunity for students who volunteer to help.
As GOP hopefuls square off in debates and on the campaign trail, they would rather bash each other and offer Bush-era Band-aids for a broken system than offer the radical solutions Americans want. That clears the path for Hillary Clinton to the Oval Office.
The only things certain in life? Death, taxes and scams to get your hard-earned money. With the 2016 tax filing season under way, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and the IRS are reminding individuals to be cognizant of unsolicited phone calls or emails from scammers claiming to work for the State of Maryland or the IRS that are trying to get your money or personal information.
An owner of a shuttered Harford County payroll services company pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud and filing a false tax return in a three-year, $2.6 million scheme to steal money from clients and the federal government, prosecutors said.
While many members of Carroll's all-Republican, 11-member delegation note that they want to see the cost of living and doing business in Maryland go down, many also plan to fight for increased funding for Carroll County Public Schools, which plans to close three schools next year in response to declining enrollment.
As high school seniors determine college plans, college financial aid officers say they shouldn't forget that in order to become eligible for federal aid such as grants, loans and scholarships, they must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The former owner of a now-closed Harford County payroll services firm pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return in connection with a scheme to defraud clients and the Internal Revenue Service, federal officials said Tuesday.
It seems that every time we turn around, we hear that this policy change, that spending increase, or some tax hike is "for the children." That's why I was not surprised by the Times' editorial on Sunday calling for a tax increase to help the Carroll County Public Schools, and hence, the children. Even some local elected officials have indicated that they would be willing to entertain such a notion
The former CEO of a nonprofit treatment center who pleaded guilty to mishandling employee taxes and theft from their pension plan will serve two years in prison and six months of house arrest, a federal judge ordered Friday.
Rep. Paul Ryan should seize this opportunity as speaker to clean the slate by shutting down the wasteful Benghazi Committee, eliminating the indefensible Planned Parenthood panel and sending the ridiculous IRS impeachment resolution to the dustbin of history. These are all remnants of Speaker Boehner's legacy — not Speaker Ryan's.
Eating might be escapist, but that doesn't mean the meal itself is disconnected from the rest of the world. There's more to a meal than how it tastes—food is inextricably tied to politics and history and environmental issues and culture, and I'm hoping to use this column to talk about those ties.