| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:47 AM
At this point, the polls are pretty consistent: Americans are angry about the budget and shutdown shenanigans in Washington, but they’re angrier at Republicans than they are at Democrats. Which should tell you something about who is really to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:00 PM
California needs a new and improved film tax credit program to prevent more productions from leaving the state, the industry's chief lobbyist said Friday.
Speaking at a luncheon in Burbank hosted by the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., Chris Dodd,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:38 PM
How do you go about reimagining one of the most iconic cars in history? Carefully.
With Ford looking to pull its sixth-generation Mustang into the 21st century in a way its predecessor couldn’t, the automaker knew it had to tread lightly. At the...
| Dec 6, 2013
Re "501(c)(4) rules without teeth," Editorial, Dec. 4
I applaud your editorial regarding the treatment of nonprofit organizations under IRS Code Section 501(c)(4) by returning to the letter of the law.
That code section provides for the tax...
| Dec 4, 2013
Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department published draft regulations for tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations that increasingly have become banks for anonymous political donations. But the regulations stop short of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Mickey Kaus, the neoliberal (whatever that is) blogger from L.A.'s Westside, writes in the Daily Caller that he has just discovered he had no taxed income last year.
"I am the 47%," he declares, referring to Mitt Romney's celebrated rant about non-tax-...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Way too late to avert scandal, the Internal Revenue Service has set forth new guidelines defining political activities by nonprofits. These are activities for which donations aren't eligible for tax exemptions or donor confidentiality.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Optometrists and opticians must have the lousiest lobbyists in Washington. How else can one explain the brutal unprovoked attack on their business launched the other day by the Internal Revenue Service?
The IRS didn't literally attack the eyewear...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Beset by problems with the rollout of the president's healthcare law, the Obama administration has postponed for at least a year its plans to allow small businesses in many states to use a website to select health insurance plans for...