June 2, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is launching a pilot program to intensify its examination of sales and use tax returns, the agency said Tuesday. The new unit in Harrisburg will conduct what the revenue department called "remote examinations" of business activities by comparing information reported to the state with other sources, such as the IRS, other state agencies, and third parties. If discrepencies are found, the department will send letters asking for an explanation, it said.
May 13, 2016 |
Democrat Hillary Clinton attacked presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's character and questioned his refusal to release his tax returns as she campaigned Wednesday in New Jersey ahead of the state's June 7 primary. Clinton was just beginning an assault on Trump's proposal for steep tax cuts for the wealthy when a man in the audience at Camden County College in Blackwood shouted, "What about his tax returns?" She smiled and said, "We'll get to that. " "Because when you run for president, especially when you become the nominee, that is kind of expected," Clinton said.
May 10, 2016
Donald Trump has stated that he is currently under IRS audit and claims to be audited every year. Due to this, he has stated he will not make his tax returns public. Every other candidate has released their tax returns even though some of those tax returns are still available under the IRS statute of limitations for audit. I believe that voters must be allowed to see what Mr. Trump and his attorneys or accountants have sworn under the penalties of perjury are true and correct to the best of their knowledge.
April 13, 2016
Below are excerpts of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interview Monday with the Inquirer Editorial Board via conference call. Question: The question that keeps coming up [from readers] - and these are Democrats - is whether or not you are trustworthy to be president. And this has nothing to do with Benghazi or the emails. It's all about the Wall Street connection and the fact that you made speeches and received such large amounts of money for them. ... I'm wondering how you are reassuring people that there is no linkage between those speeches and how you would perform as president, and to also ask why you have not been more forthcoming about the content of the speeches you made to some of these Wall Street groups.
February 27, 2016
Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama's mischief was methodical. Four days before the 1966 congressional elections, Johnson, asked about criticism from Richard Nixon, testily responded: "I do not want to get into a debate ... with a chronic campaigner like Mr. Nixon. " Johnson's disparagement endeared Nixon to Republican voters, thereby propelling him toward the presidency. Four days before Saturday's South Carolina GOP primary, Obama improved Donald Trump's standing with Republicans by volubly deploring him and cannily placing him in the Republican mainstream: "He says in more interesting ways what the other [Republican]
February 25, 2016 |
Renee Chenault-Fattah, the longtime NBC10 news anchor, has parted ways with the station, six months after she was placed on leave following the federal indictment of her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. "Renee Chenault-Fattah no longer works at NBC10," the station said in an email Tuesday. "She remains a friend and valued colleague to all of us. We are truly grateful for her many years of service to the station and our viewers. " NBC10 would not say if Chenault-Fattah, who anchored the 4 and 6 p.m. broadcasts, had agreed to leave or was fired.
November 5, 2015 |
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday called Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. a "cheat," a "deadbeat," and a "scam artist" who duped banks, clients, and the Philadelphia School District out of thousands of dollars to support his extravagant personal tastes. Fattah lobbed accusations of his own, saying government lawyers had no concept of how business works and only prosecuted him because "he spent money in ways they don't agree with. " Those barbs - traded across a courtroom - came as both sides made their final pitches to the eight-man, four-woman jury that will soon decide Fattah's fate on federal bank- and tax-fraud charges.
October 11, 2015 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, earned nearly $1 million last year, up from about $700,000 in 2013, according to tax returns released by his office on Friday. Christie, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016, was paid a salary of $175,000 in 2014 as the state's chief executive. However, he contributes a portion of that to a 401(k), so he reported a bit less. Mary Pat Christie made about $720,000 working as managing director for the New York investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. She also earned about $35,000 from Cantor Fitzgerald, where she worked before moving to Angelo.
May 7, 2015 |
Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham made good on a pledge at Monday night's debate and released three more years of her personal tax records Tuesday. They showed just what she said they would: that her financial dealings in those years varied little from those reported in her 2013 return, which she had already made public at The Inquirer's request. In releasing her federal tax returns for 2010, 2011, and 2012, she went one better than four of her opponents, who, at the request of The Inquirer, released three years of returns, 2011 through 2013.
April 12, 2015 |
With just three days left to file 2014 taxes, tax preparer Mary Arthur and her colleagues at the Campaign for Working Families at 31 sites across Philadelphia and South Jersey are hard at work. But even as the tax season winds down, Arthur, the group's executive director, already is fretting about next year. She is worried because statistics from early March show that of the 10,000 tax returns filed, 2,800 were from people who didn't have health insurance last year and were paying a penalty.