Taxes

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3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 2014 Tax Return

If you haven’t already begun, now’s the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.

03/02/2015

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IRS Warns About Tax-Time Phone Scam

The Internal Revenue Service, IRS, has sent out a warning; scammers are out there this tax season capitalizing on the vulnerability of tax payers and their fears of the IRS.

02/23/2015

Florida Money

Taxpayer Tab Mounts In Welfare Drug-Test Legal Fight

Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.

12/08/2014

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Corrections Officer Gets Prison For Inmate Fraud

The tables have turned and a Florida corrections officer found himself on the other side of the bars for a tax fraud scheme in which he acknowledged stealing inmates’ identities.

10/05/2014

Miami-Dade County Commission (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commissioners Vote On Budget

Miami-Dade Commissioners met Thursday night to take a final vote on the county’s $6.2 billion budget.

09/18/2014

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Scott To Pitch New Round Of Tax Cuts As Tag Fees Drop

A rollback in vehicle-registration fees, the key part of a $500 million package of tax and fee cuts approved this spring, kicks in Monday as Gov. Rick Scott starts to campaign for a new round of tax cuts.

08/29/2014

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 01:  The Burger King headquarters building is seen as reports indicate the company may be considering a sale of itself on September 1, 2010 in Miami, Florida. Burger King is the second-largest hamburger chain in the United States.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami-Based Burger King In Talks To Purchase Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Burger King may be the Home of the Whopper but Canada may be the new home of Burger King.

08/25/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commissioners To Vote On Max Tax Rate Tuesday

As Miami-Dade commissioners prepare to vote on the maximum tax rate Tuesday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez stressed his proposed budget as a “worst-case scenario” for the county.

07/14/2014

Florida Money

Taxwatch Urges Scott To Cut $121 Million In ‘Turkeys’

A dog park in Jacksonville, a fountain in Palm Beach and money to help people get to the planned 1,000-foot-tall SkyRise Miami were among $121 million in budget projects that Florida TaxWatch says Gov. Rick Scott needs to strike with his line-item veto.

05/23/2014

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Taxpayer Independence Is A Day Away

When you head off to work on Tuesday you’ll have something to smile about. Florida Taxwatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, said April 22nd is Taxpayer Independence Day which means, on average, workers will begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes.

04/21/2014

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