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January 21, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan for mandatory health insurance for U.S. workers, proposed by leading congressional Democrats, is causing ill feelings among some companies based in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. "I don't like it at all," said Richard K. Herzer, chairman of IHOP Corp., the Glendale parent of the International House of Pancakes restaurant chain. "It's economically unfeasible."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Jerry Brown detoured from his high praise for state government's recent thrift to take aim at a program that he says wastes hundreds of millions of tax dollars. Brown's previous efforts to scale back or eliminate the $700-million Enterprise Zone Program gained little traction with lawmakers. The program, which gives employers tax credits of up to $37,000 for each hire they make in areas designated as blighted, has survived despite numerous studies concluding that it does little to create jobs or development.
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BUSINESS
February 9, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confused about federal and state payroll tax requirements? Clueless about how unemployment insurance works? California's Employment Development Department wants to help with free seminars for business owners. Between now and June, the department will hold a series of half-day workshops explaining the finer points of these employment tax systems in a couple of L.A. locations. For complete information, contact the department at (562) 904-1005 or (805) 677-2785.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2011 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: I'm 25 and trying to maximize my tax savings and retirement contributions. I currently have two jobs: One is the typical salaried position with taxes withheld where I earn $45,000 a year, while the other is self-employed work I do on the side that grosses about $7,000 a year. Currently I have a Roth IRA that I max out and a 401(k) that gets the equivalent of 13% of my salary when combined with my employer's contribution. Given that I don't get a refund on April 15 and end up having to pony up a lot of money, is there a way for me to set aside my self-employment income into a retirement account such that I can just bypass all taxes on it, including payroll taxes?
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The former controller of a computer company said he didn't expect a parade for telling the Internal Revenue Service the firm wasn't paying all its taxes, but he didn't think he'd get stuck with the $69,000 tab. The IRS said it was just following the law when it held S. Stewart Joslin responsible for taxes the company withheld from workers' paychecks but never passed on to the government. "I could wind up paying interest all my life and never get to this $69,000," Joslin said last month.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2010 | By Karen Klein
Dear Kare n: I launched a new product but I can't get stores interested. Besides my own website, what sales options do I have? Answer : Try boutiques, flea markets and consignment shops in your neighborhood. Search out niche online retailers that are looking for new products to differentiate themselves from larger retailers. "Online stores are providing a new venue for entrepreneurs who don't have the product line or track record that the big retailers demand," said Jeff Gawronski, founder of YakAboutIt.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1994 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architects, art dealers, beauticians, bail bondsmen, morticians and ministers beware. You are now among about 80 industry groups targeted in the Internal Revenue Service's most feared audit program: the Market Segment Specialization Program, for which specially trained IRS agents scrutinize every line of your tax return to ferret out gaffes.
NEWS
February 8, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown disclosed Sunday that he failed to pay legally required Social Security taxes for a part-time domestic employee, fueling charges that an unfair double standard has been applied to male and female candidates for Clinton Administration Cabinet posts.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House approved a bill Thursday to help the self-employed buy health insurance while Senate Democrats and Republicans locked horns over spending cuts. Before passing the bill, the House erupted into partisan argument over elimination of a provision that would have imposed a penalty on wealthy Americans who renounce their citizenship to avoid paying taxes. The penalty was omitted from the final bill, which was approved on a voice vote.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1995 | From Reuters
Many of us depend on outside help to keep the house, mind the kids or meet the needs of aging relatives. But pay their taxes? That's something else. It took Nannygate, when several top government appointees found their ways blocked because they neglected to pay taxes or other required benefits for household employees, to give the matter new significance. The issue played a key role in the failed nominations of Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood for U.S.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2010 | By Karen Klein
Dear Kare n: I launched a new product but I can't get stores interested. Besides my own website, what sales options do I have? Answer : Try boutiques, flea markets and consignment shops in your neighborhood. Search out niche online retailers that are looking for new products to differentiate themselves from larger retailers. "Online stores are providing a new venue for entrepreneurs who don't have the product line or track record that the big retailers demand," said Jeff Gawronski, founder of YakAboutIt.
NEWS
May 27, 2001
Q: My former employer deducted money from my paycheck for almost a year for back taxes I owed to the IRS. Recently I was informed that the payments were never made. I cannot find my check stubs. What can I do? When I left the company, we were not on the best of terms. Can the company be required to provide the documentation showing that the money had been withheld? If so, how should I proceed? --E.C.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confused about federal and state payroll tax requirements? Clueless about how unemployment insurance works? California's Employment Development Department wants to help with free seminars for business owners. Between now and June, the department will hold a series of half-day workshops explaining the finer points of these employment tax systems in a couple of L.A. locations. For complete information, contact the department at (562) 904-1005 or (805) 677-2785.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House approved a bill Thursday to help the self-employed buy health insurance while Senate Democrats and Republicans locked horns over spending cuts. Before passing the bill, the House erupted into partisan argument over elimination of a provision that would have imposed a penalty on wealthy Americans who renounce their citizenship to avoid paying taxes. The penalty was omitted from the final bill, which was approved on a voice vote.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1995 | From Reuters
Many of us depend on outside help to keep the house, mind the kids or meet the needs of aging relatives. But pay their taxes? That's something else. It took Nannygate, when several top government appointees found their ways blocked because they neglected to pay taxes or other required benefits for household employees, to give the matter new significance. The issue played a key role in the failed nominations of Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood for U.S.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1994 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architects, art dealers, beauticians, bail bondsmen, morticians and ministers beware. You are now among about 80 industry groups targeted in the Internal Revenue Service's most feared audit program: the Market Segment Specialization Program, for which specially trained IRS agents scrutinize every line of your tax return to ferret out gaffes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Jerry Brown detoured from his high praise for state government's recent thrift to take aim at a program that he says wastes hundreds of millions of tax dollars. Brown's previous efforts to scale back or eliminate the $700-million Enterprise Zone Program gained little traction with lawmakers. The program, which gives employers tax credits of up to $37,000 for each hire they make in areas designated as blighted, has survived despite numerous studies concluding that it does little to create jobs or development.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2011 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: I'm 25 and trying to maximize my tax savings and retirement contributions. I currently have two jobs: One is the typical salaried position with taxes withheld where I earn $45,000 a year, while the other is self-employed work I do on the side that grosses about $7,000 a year. Currently I have a Roth IRA that I max out and a 401(k) that gets the equivalent of 13% of my salary when combined with my employer's contribution. Given that I don't get a refund on April 15 and end up having to pony up a lot of money, is there a way for me to set aside my self-employment income into a retirement account such that I can just bypass all taxes on it, including payroll taxes?
NEWS
February 8, 1993 | KAREN TUMULTY and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown disclosed Sunday that he failed to pay legally required Social Security taxes for a part-time domestic employee, fueling charges that an unfair double standard has been applied to male and female candidates for Clinton Administration Cabinet posts.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan for mandatory health insurance for U.S. workers, proposed by leading congressional Democrats, is causing ill feelings among some companies based in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. "I don't like it at all," said Richard K. Herzer, chairman of IHOP Corp., the Glendale parent of the International House of Pancakes restaurant chain. "It's economically unfeasible."
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