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By Rita St. Clair | October 28, 1990
A home office doesn't have to be a boring white space with a desk made out of filing cabinets and an old door. Working at home, after all, is supposed to provide a greater degree of freedom -- and that applies to the physical surroundings and the day-to-day schedule.No matter where you stand on the corporate ladder, it's possible to look like a CEO at home. Don't skimp on comfort and convenience if you're lucky enough to have escaped the standard work environment.The prerequisites for achieving this look are the same as for any successful interior design.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
When Spencer and Katie Perry moved into their four-bedroom Colonial home in Ellicott City this year, they finally had the space they wanted for a home office. But there was one problem: the only furniture they had for the room was a folding plastic table Spencer had bought in college, a television and TV stand, and a large leather office chair. They had no art for the walls, no cabinets for their papers and no way to control the tangle of computer cords that were playthings for their kitten, Gadget.
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By Kenneth R. Harney | February 2, 1997
THOUSANDS OF homeowners who run businesses from their houses would be the beneficiaries of a new legislative effort on Capitol Hill to redefine and broaden the tax deductibility of office-in-the-home expenses.Spearheaded by Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond, the Missouri Republican who chairs the Senate Small Business Committee, the push is designed to bring clarity -- and fairness -- to one of the most controversial sections of the federal tax code affecting homeowners.An estimated 9 million Americans now run businesses from their homes, according to Bond, and roughly 70 percent of those enterprises are owned by women.
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By Jake Nevins and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Hillary Clinton's quasi-presidential-campaign-but-actually-book-tour hit "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart Tuesday night and, as always with the scathing, satirical talk-show heavyweight, the interview did not disappoint. Jon spent a fair amount of time attempting to weasel his way into landing the much-coveted Clinton presidential announcement, and while the former secretary of state remained painstakingly coy on the matter, the host got pretty creative in his interrogative methods.
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By Linda Greenhouse and Linda Greenhouse,New York Times News Service | March 24, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to resolve an escalating legal dispute over what requirements taxpayers who do some of their work at home must meet to qualify for a home-office deduction.The question, which the justices will not decide until next year, pits the U.S. Tax Court against the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has long regarded home-office deductions with suspicion as an area of abuse.Two years ago, Tax Court judges rejected the IRS position and adopted a taxpayer-friendly interpretation of the relevant provision of the Internal Revenue Code.
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By STEPHEN L. ROSENSTEIN | February 17, 2008
Ah, the luxury of having a home-based business. No office leasing costs, no daily commute and no disturbances from co-workers. Here are seven tips to get your home office on the right track: 1. Legalize it. Check with your local zoning office about regulations in your area. Licensing requirements also vary among jurisdictions. 2. Establish a business address. Some people rent a post office box and use that address on business cards and stationery. 3. Get the right equipment. Devices such as an all-in-one fax machine, printer, scanner and copier increase efficiency while conserving space.
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By Mary Jo DiLonardo and Mary Jo DiLonardo,COX NEWS SERVICE | March 26, 2001
So, you've got a home office complete with your very own swivel chair, file cabinets that you don't have to share and no one to complain if you hang up a "World's Cutest Dairy Farmers" calendar. But how ergonomically correct is your personal office space? Are you wreaking havoc on your lower back, wrists or eyesight by the way you sit at your desk, manipulate your mouse or gaze at your monitor? When you work for a big, responsible company, most of the important stuff is taken care of. You might have a glare screen for your computer, a wrist rest for your keyboard and an adjustable chair with more settings than a formal dinner at the White House.
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By TYEESHA DIXON and TYEESHA DIXON,SUN REPORTER | June 14, 2006
Paula Brantner's job as a program director for a nonprofit group is centered in San Francisco. But she works from her home in Silver Spring. Brantner is a long-distance telecommuter - and has been for more than four years. She makes up just a sliver of the work force that is employed in a home office that is far from the company's main headquarters. Yet a number of businesses have gone to geographic extremes by allowing workers to telecommute full time - even if they live halfway around the world.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | September 26, 2004
The home office is starting to look more like home. That's the message of collections from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ethan Allen and other furniture makers that are integrating pieces that work into overall home design. They're catering to a growing market of people who work at home at least part of the time. The International Telework Association & Council says a recent survey showed 24.1 million Americans -- nearly one-fifth of the work force -- worked at home at least one day during the last year.
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By PETER H. LEWIS | July 29, 1991
Personal computers have enabled millions of Americans to operate businesses out of their homes. According to recent market surveys, some 20 million people will earn all or part of their household income from a home-based business next year.Finding the right computer at the right price is a goal of most of these workers. Link Resources Inc., a market research company in New York that tracks the home office market, found that home office workers spent an average of $1,830 for their latest computer.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Police arrested two men in Baltimore's Belair-Edison neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after they allegedly attempted to rob a couple at their Mayfield Avenue home. Tevin Graham, 19, and Traqwan Pipkins, 19, were running from the back of a home in the 2800 block of Mayfield when police arrived for a robbery call. When officers caught them, they recovered a handgun they suspect was used in the robbery. Graham, of Waltherson, and Pipkins, of Belair-Edison, were arrested on charges of robbery, burglary, assault, robbery conspiracy and a handgun violation.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
The Gathering returns to the Baltimore Museum of Industry this Friday. Almost 20 food trucks are expected to attend this time. But here's the big attraction. They're giving away a food-truck visit. Guests at the Gathering will enter the contest by texting to a number that will be posted on the food trucks. The winner, who will be randomly chosen at 9 p.m., will be able to have the truck of their choice show up at their home or office. That's all according to Damian Bohager, who's been organizing the rallies.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
Standing in the driveway of Arleen Dvorine's Lutherville property, it is clear she has successfully realized her dream of converting an old carriage house into an office and home. The 240-year-old, one-story structure served as the stable for the long-ago gentleman farmer and owner of White Manor, a mansion still standing and still occupied further down the winding road. A gently sloping roof flows into the exterior's cedar shake siding. Multi-paned windows — colonial in style and with cream trim — are symmetrically placed on either side of a portico, also in a cream color.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
Ann Fligsten, a noted land-use attorney in Anne Arundel County, has long voiced her opinion on planning and zoning issues, testifying before the County Council and meeting with county officials. As chairwoman of the Growth Action Network, Fligsten helped organize a lawsuit filed last month alleging that the County Council violated state law by passing several amendments to a zoning bill that would allow development that opponents believe is prohibited by long-established county guidelines.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
Norma Thompson spent much of Monday dusting, polishing and sprucing up items that will fill a soon-to-open home improvement store in Halethorpe. The hours she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity's newest ReStore will help this Baltimore grandmother, who works as a housekeeper at a downtown hotel, earn a home of her own. Each prospective homeowner must provide Habitat volunteer hours, and Thompson is doing just that at the nonprofit organization's third...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2010
What Baltimore police suspected was a barricade situation at a northwest Baltimore home ended shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, with police entering the residence of a correctional officer slain earlier in the day and finding nobody there. Baltimore police began investigating what they called a "barricade situation" mid-afternoon at the Northwest Baltimore home of Sharon Jones, 28, a correctional officer killed earlier in the day. Jones had been a correctional officer since 2004, working in the transportation unit of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, said Danielle Lueking, a public safety spokeswoman.
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March 26, 1994
Here is an answer from members of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants to a reader's tax question. The Sun will publish answers through April 15.Q: I am a sales rep for an area bank. I currently work out of my home where I have a small office equipped with a desk, a dedicated fax line, and a business phone line. Can I take a deduction for a home office? What are the rules? How much can I deduct?A: Each item must be looked at separately. Ordinary and necessary business expenses for the dedicated fax line and business phone are deductible.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | January 13, 1993
Just say the words "home office deduction," and Jonathan Tyson's antenna goes up.Were he to lose the valuable federal tax deductions associated with office use of a spare bedroom in his Laurel home, the economic consultant doubts he could stay self-employed for long."
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
Land once intended for a new Howard County government complex in Ellicott City will instead be the site of 163 townhouses, according to a developer's plan scheduled for presentation to the public Tuesday night. Ellicott Mills Overlook is the latest change in one of Howard County's oldest areas of suburban development, near U.S. 40. A 150-unit Alta at Regency Crest apartment complex for seniors is under construction on a former farm remnant across Rogers Avenue, and plans are to eventually redevelop the nearby Normandy Shopping Center and the adjacent former Miller Motors Ford dealership across the divided highway.
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By Cheryl W. Thompson and Henri E. Cauvin, The Washington Post | November 13, 2010
The arrests Friday of Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife suggest that a federal investigation of corruption in county government, long a subject of rumor and speculation, is reaching critical mass. Law enforcement officials familiar with the probe, which is being overseen by the U.S. attorney for Maryland, said more arrests are expected, possibly this week. Johnson, a Democrat whose term ends next month, and his wife, Leslie Johnson, also a Democrat and newly elected to the County Council, were charged with destroying and tampering with evidence.
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