October 4, 1993 |
If you are planning to relocate because of a new job, it may be time to get moving. At least that's the suggestion offered by tax-minded financial advisers. Once 1993 ends, they point out, the tax laws will change covering the deductions that are allowed for a variety of moving-related expenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1994 |
Merv Griffin is the latest celebrity to offer a gift of parkland to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, joining a string of wealthy entertainers whose charitable instincts may soon be rewarded by a recent change in tax laws. The conservancy's board is scheduled to vote tonight on taking the 104 acres in Benedict Canyon south of Mulholland Drive, next to Griffin's planned development of six estate homes.
July 6, 1995 |
A 130-year-old boatyard in this Lake Michigan port town is running at full steam these days--turning out yachts that sell for as much as $10 million. Burger Boat Co. is one of about six shipyards worldwide catering to a rarefied market for big motor yachts, according to David Ross, president and co-owner of the company. Ranging in length from 80 to 110 feet, Burger boats sell for $3 million to $10 million.
November 12, 2007 |
In the Rev. Dollar's chapel last week, a man in jeans and a baseball jersey bowed his head and opened his wallet. In front of him, a woman in nursing scrubs leaned on her Bible to write a check. And when the congregation stood up in prayer, some -- speaking in tongues -- waved collection envelopes in the air. Creflo A. Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church International, preaches that God will reward the faithful with material riches.
March 1, 1994 |
The Supreme Court, hearing a case brought by a California tax lawyer, reacted skeptically Monday to arguments that Congress has broad authority to apply tax changes retroactively. In their questions, eight of the nine justices appeared to dispute the notion that Congress can change tax laws so as to repeal deductions after taxpayers have acted to take advantage of them. "The possibilities for the government are wonderful!" exclaimed Justice Antonin Scalia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988
Could you please ask Congress not to do any more "simplifying" of the tax laws, before the country dies of confusion? JACK O'MARA Irvine
January 23, 2013 |
LA JOLLA -- Media members from all over the world packed the press tent at Torrey Pines on Wednesday to hear star golfer Phil Mickelson speak about...taxes. Yes, it's already been a strange week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Following up on a statement he issued late Monday night, Mickelson offered a personal apology for comments he made about California's tax system. "You know, I've made some dumb, dumb mistakes and, obviously, talking about this stuff was one of them," Mickelson said.
May 16, 2012 |
Is citizenship a commodity, to be bought and sold when the price is right? Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, thinks so. After becoming an American 14 years ago, he has traded his citizenship in the country that helped make him rich for the low-cost Singapore product. According to the New York Times, he denies making the switch for pecuniary reasons, but it's hard to believe. He stands to gain $4 billion from Facebook's imminent public offering, which has to make Singapore tax laws enticing.