| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh.
The Internal Revenue Service said that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has directed an estimated $40 million in ratepayer money to two nonprofit groups charged with improving relations with the utility's largest employee union, but the agency claims to have scant information on...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month jail sentence Monday after pleading guilty last year to not paying approximately $1 million in taxes.
The singer and rapper, best known as a member of the Fugees, reported to the federal prison in Danbury, Conn.,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Funding your child’s college education is a daunting task, but 529 plans are an option that, if handled wisely, may pay off.
Named after a tax law provision, 529s made their debut in 1996 and have been used by millions of parents to save for ever-...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:33 PM
An Orange County man who ran a string of illegal marijuana dispensaries was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Monday and ordered to pay more than $4.2 million in restitution.
John “Pops” Walker, 56, of San Clemente, pleaded guilty in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:21 PM
In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes regardless of where they live, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.
The ruling follows the Supreme Court&...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:53 PM
After 14 years together, Mark Frey and Doug Vogel are finally finding out what it means to be a married couple preparing for retirement.
The Rancho Palos Verdes residents were elated when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of...
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tea party groups took a left turn this week after congressional Democrats revealed that the tax agency had also targeted liberal groups for scrutiny. The revelation led some liberals to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 2010 healthcare law was supposed to be fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, but the Obama administration has pushed back several of the law's requirements to give regulators and the public more time to prepare. Some critics have seized on the delays...