| Feb 21, 2014
Livable wages and less income disparity are noble objectives that resonate with many people. President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the minimum wage as a way to meet those objectives. But there's a better way to improve wages, assist low-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:14 AM
California state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would expand and improve California's film and TV tax credit program.
The Assembly bill is intended to redress shortcomings in the state incentive program first introduced in 2009 under former...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:08 PM
The Internal Revenue Service lacks the authority to regulate paid tax preparers, a federal appeals panel said, upholding a lower-court ruling that throws out licensing rules for as many as 700,000 practitioners.
The IRS issued new rules in 2011 to...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
They were chefs and chiropractors, haircutters and hoteliers, some 150 small-business owners across Southern California.
All had entrusted LA Payroll, a privately held company with a single office, to deal with financial necessities that can be a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:51 PM
The spectacle that was Michael Jackson's life shows no signs of abating with his death.
There was the conviction of the doctor who gave him the fatal overdose of a powerful anesthetic, battles over his will, attempts to remove the executors of his...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Do you and your Valentine put Clark Kent and Lois Lane to shame? Or is your greatest love a platonic […]...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Tax season, that time of year that spurs Americans to gnash their teeth and root out reams of old documents, officially kicked off Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service started accepting and processing paper and online returns, as well as preparing...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Moss Adams, one of the nation's largest accounting firms, has launched an online exchange for trading film and other tax credits. Called the Moss Adams Tax Credit Exchange, the marketplace allows film producers and other companies with tax credits to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Are California voters ready yet to change Proposition 13 so that all corporations pay their fair share of property taxes? A new nonpartisan poll indicates they might be.
But a better, more relevant question is whether any state...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
In his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled policies he can implement by executive order, as well as several needing congressional approval. Among them:
• Create a retirement savings program for lower-income...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The death of Tom Sherak, the respected Hollywood executive and recently appointed film czar for Los Angeles, is a blow to the city's film industry.
Sherak, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Tuesday at his home...