| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Some 722,000 low- and moderate-income South Floridians received more than $1.7 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits from the U.S. government from the last tax season, said Michael Dobzinski, the Plantation spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:34 AM
As a sign of the surging local economy, Broward and Palm Beach counties outpaced the national growth in total personal income last year, according to a federal report released Thursday.
The two counties also had bigger increases in job-related...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:35 AM
The nation's airlines are expecting to rebound from a harsh winter, with air-travel numbers reaching their highest level in six years this summer.
Airlines for America, a trade group for the nation's air carriers, predicted Thursday that 210 million...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:21 AM
Miramar has the 8th fastest decreasing gender pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet, a consumer financial literacy website. The pay gap fell by nearly 26 percent from 2007 to 2012. Men had a median income of $45,300 compared...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
As the federal government gets ready to sell the last of its shares in General Motors Co., a research institute has calculated the final bill on the auto industry bailout and says that taxpayers were net winners.
The Center for Automotive Research, a...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond.
To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although Florida's tax code is littered with hundreds of exemptions for select industries and specific businesses, lawmakers are using the rebounding economy to go bigger -- exempting everything from pool pumps to toilet seats.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.
Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
An NPR report Tuesday might help explain why voter turnout among Democrats in Broward is often less than it should be based on the number of registered voters in both parties.
Basically, the report said, longer commutes translate into less political...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:57 PM
TALLAHASSEE – In the quest to provide “broad tax relief” to Floridians, one particular taxpayer has cut to the head of the line: the birthplace of NASCAR.
A Senate plan to help Gov. Rick Scott to his election-year goal of $500...