| Jan 29, 2012
If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared.
The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday will propose a tax credit for businesses that hire out-of-work veterans, according to an administration source briefed on the plan.
Under the "Hiring Veterans Tax Credit," the tax break would apply to companies that...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for more spending on education and abolishing the natural gas utility tax in his State of the State speech.
The noon address to the General Assembly, which is posted online, focuses mostly on job creation. (Tribune reporter...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Maryland homeowners who are caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills would face fines equal to 25 percent of any undeserved break, under a bill introduced Friday in the General Assembly.
Meanwhile, Del. Samuel I....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
A major reason many Maryland jurisdictions — especially Baltimore County and Baltimore City — confront a growing problem of aging, obsolete school buildings is an obscure bit of Internal Revenue Service bureaucracy called the "prior use rule."...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:59 PM
If James "Buzz" Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Lyon, have their way, they'll be cutting ribbons by Christmas for a restored Senator Theatre that will preserve the original cinema and add three screens and a small restaurant.
Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Vera Artis would seem to be a perfect fit for the state program created decades ago to ease the property tax burden on homeowners with modest incomes.
She has no major assets beyond the tidy East Baltimore townhouse that she and her husband, now...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Eight Maryland businesses approved for $34 million in tax credits for job creation from 2007 to 2010 failed to document their project or startup costs, a legislative audit of the state's economic development agency has found.
An audit of the Maryland...
| Feb 19, 2012
Ken Malone and the board members of his startup biotech company gathered in a conference room at the University of Southern Mississippi last October to make a gut-wrenching decision.
Ablitech Inc.'s funding was slowly drying up, and it couldn't find...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:26 PM
California's film tax credit program would be extended five more years under legislation introduced in Sacramento on Thursday.
With the support of a coalition of industry groups, including the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Assemblyman Felipe...