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Lorraine Mirabella | April 12, 2013
Feeling financially stressed as Tax Day approaches? Owe the government way more than you'd expected or getting too little back? Free curly fries from Arby's can only help. Dealnews senior editor Allison Barretta has put together a roundup of merchants offering free promotions for April 15 - and a few other dates. Here are some samples from the dealnews story: Arby's is serving a choice of a free value-sized order of Curly Fries or a small order of Potato Cakes via a printable coupon on April 15. Panda Express has picked April 17 (the date of last year's tax day)
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By Andy Koenig | April 28, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, the most important tax day for Marylanders isn't April 15. It's today, April 28. That's when, on average, you finally earn enough money to pay off all of the taxes you owe for 2014. From tomorrow on, you can start to keep the money you make. The fact that it takes more than 100 days of work to pay off the tax man shows just how economically draining our tax burden really is. According to the Tax Foundation, 30 percent of the average American's annual income goes from workers' paychecks to the state, local and federal tax rolls.
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Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | April 8, 2014
Great American Cookies hopes to sweeten tax day with a chocolate chip giveaway. Shops in Columbia and the Inner Harbor will be joining the company's "Incomes the Sweetness" promotion to mark the end of tax season. "This time of year can be taxing," David Kaiser, vice president, said in a statement. "We want to provide some sweet relief to our customers. " Pretty sweet. Customers who stop in at the Harborplace or Columbia Mall locations on April 15 will be given a free Original Chocolate Chip cookie, even those who don't buy anything or haven't completed their tax returns.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Tax day won't be an ordinary work day for Kasi Hernandez, who will get into the shop before dawn, hours before other employees arrive. He's not an accountant or a tax preparer, though, and he's not working a hot line for stressed taxpayers. He makes cookies. He's the general manager at Great American Cookie at The Mall in Columbia, and because April 15, the deadline for filing taxes, has turned into a promotional opportunity for some retailers, he has to get up at 4:30 a.m. and be at work by 5 to start making the cookies, between 600 and 750 of them.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2010
Workers at the city's main post office on Fayette Street were prepping Thursday morning for the annual late-night Tax Day rush, albeit a more casual version than that of a decade ago. On April 15 back then, the hours leading up to midnight took on a carnival-like feel. "Years ago, when there was only mailing, we'd have IRS people in the lobby helping people fill out forms," said William Ridenour, postmaster of Baltimore. "We'd have people coming in with a box of receipts doing their tax forms at 11 at night.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Sometimes singers get pelted with tomatoes.  And sometimes they get free burgers. To celebrate Tax Day (if such a day can be celebrated), Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore is offering free meals to people who stand up and sing in front of the rest of the restaurant's patrons, according to a news release from Maroon PR. Those who make it through a song can choose from new menu items such a fiesta burger, grilled vegetable sandwich or an arugula salad with chicken. Sounds more fun than sobbing over your tax return and opening a package of ramen.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Tax day won't be an ordinary work day for Kasi Hernandez, who will get into the shop before dawn, hours before other employees arrive. He's not an accountant or a tax preparer, though, and he's not working a hot line for stressed taxpayers. He makes cookies. He's the general manager at Great American Cookie at The Mall in Columbia, and because April 15, the deadline for filing taxes, has turned into a promotional opportunity for some retailers, he has to get up at 4:30 a.m. and be at work by 5 to start making the cookies, between 600 and 750 of them.
NEWS
By Andy Koenig | April 28, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, the most important tax day for Marylanders isn't April 15. It's today, April 28. That's when, on average, you finally earn enough money to pay off all of the taxes you owe for 2014. From tomorrow on, you can start to keep the money you make. The fact that it takes more than 100 days of work to pay off the tax man shows just how economically draining our tax burden really is. According to the Tax Foundation, 30 percent of the average American's annual income goes from workers' paychecks to the state, local and federal tax rolls.
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By Todd Beamon and Todd Beamon,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 14, 2004
Tomorrow is Tax Day. Have you filed yet? For those who haven't, Baltimoresun.com's tax experts -- Jim Dupree of the Maryland office of the Internal Revenue Service in Baltimore; Nicole M. Harrell, head of her own accounting firm in Baltimore; and Gregory S. Horning of Stout, Causey & Horning in Hunt Valley -- offer advice for last-minute filers. They will return next week to answer questions about how to make filing next year much easier. Dupree: My advice for the last-minute filer is to file electronically!
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April 9, 2010
"I'm walkin', yes indeed." — Fats Domino On April 15, it will be 22 years since she died. I remember getting home from photocopying some paper I needed to complete my taxes, only to find my wife facing me with eyes so stricken and bereft that I didn't need to hear the words. I knew. We rushed out to my sister's house, went into the room, and there it was: the shriveled husk that until that day had contained my mom. I left the room at a trot, hand to mouth, the world blurred by tears.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Sometimes singers get pelted with tomatoes.  And sometimes they get free burgers. To celebrate Tax Day (if such a day can be celebrated), Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore is offering free meals to people who stand up and sing in front of the rest of the restaurant's patrons, according to a news release from Maroon PR. Those who make it through a song can choose from new menu items such a fiesta burger, grilled vegetable sandwich or an arugula salad with chicken. Sounds more fun than sobbing over your tax return and opening a package of ramen.
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Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | April 8, 2014
Great American Cookies hopes to sweeten tax day with a chocolate chip giveaway. Shops in Columbia and the Inner Harbor will be joining the company's "Incomes the Sweetness" promotion to mark the end of tax season. "This time of year can be taxing," David Kaiser, vice president, said in a statement. "We want to provide some sweet relief to our customers. " Pretty sweet. Customers who stop in at the Harborplace or Columbia Mall locations on April 15 will be given a free Original Chocolate Chip cookie, even those who don't buy anything or haven't completed their tax returns.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 6, 2014
For the last month, Harford County AARP Tax-Aide Program volunteers have been preparing for free, federal and Maryland tax return forms for the 2013 tax year for middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older. It continues through Tax Day. This popular community service program is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS and the state of Maryland. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Clients do not have to be AARP members.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic. The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane. The deadline for both federal and Maryland income taxes is Monday. "It's been a weird tax season," Williams said Monday morning. "Everyone started late because of the fiscal cliff. " Because of the last-minute tax deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the Internal Revenue Service was delayed in releasing some tax forms.
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Nick Tann, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
Rebel Wilson shines, confuses and titillates while hosting last night's 2013 MTV Movie Awards as tax-paying procrastinators struggled to submit their returns on a temporarily floundering TurboTax online. In gun control news, a sadly ironic turn of events took place at the first 500 Sprint Cup race sponsored by the NRA as a NASCAR fan shot himself in the head after an apparent argument with a fellow racing fan.  Other trends this morning involve the first grandchild for George W. and Laura Bush, the strains of running the Boston Marathon and the release of the first full trailer for the second "Hunger Games" movie, "Catching Fire.
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Lorraine Mirabella | April 12, 2013
Feeling financially stressed as Tax Day approaches? Owe the government way more than you'd expected or getting too little back? Free curly fries from Arby's can only help. Dealnews senior editor Allison Barretta has put together a roundup of merchants offering free promotions for April 15 - and a few other dates. Here are some samples from the dealnews story: Arby's is serving a choice of a free value-sized order of Curly Fries or a small order of Potato Cakes via a printable coupon on April 15. Panda Express has picked April 17 (the date of last year's tax day)
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April 23, 2009
Protests prompted by excess spending For once we have to congratulate Jay Hancock and The Baltimore Sun for presenting a very good analysis of the recent Tax Day demonstrations we were privileged to participate in last week in Annapolis ("Let's cut spending and raise taxes," April 18). The tea party crowd was made up, for the most part, of earnest citizens whose main complaint was not paying taxes but the profligate spending of our current and former government. Taking on new initiatives at a time of economic malaise is not wise and doesn't address the many issues left on the table now for years, including the inadequate funding for the Social Security and Medicare programs that grow more out of hand every year.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic. The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane. The deadline for both federal and Maryland income taxes is Monday. "It's been a weird tax season," Williams said Monday morning. "Everyone started late because of the fiscal cliff. " Because of the last-minute tax deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the Internal Revenue Service was delayed in releasing some tax forms.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
On deadline day at Liberty Tax Service on Harford Road, a young woman in a green Statue of Liberty costume stood out front waving frantically at passing cars. But on Tuesday morning, you'd never know a deadline was looming from the relative calm inside the Parkville storefront office. Two tax preparers sat across desks from customers, methodically entering information into forms on their computers. Manager Neil Riordan figured most people had no idea they had two extra days to file their tax returns, since the 15th fell on a Sunday and Monday was a local holiday in Washington, D.C. Riordan said the office saw a rush of down-to-the-wire filers last week.
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By Eileen Ambrose and Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2011
Amid the steady stream of drivers pulling into the downtown U.S. post office to mail their tax returns, Jon Frazier slowly pedaled up on his Schwinn mountain bike. Frazier, 44, of Baltimore, unzipped his backpack, grabbed a couple of envelopes and placed them in a mailbox. So why did he wait until the last possible day to file? "Because I owe money and didn't want to pay before I have to," a grinning Frazier said before pedaling back to his job in Fells Point. Frazier and millions of others were able to postpone the pain of paying even longer this year because the usual April 15 tax deadline was extended three days, thanks to Emancipation Day. Washington celebrated the day that marks the end of slavery in the District of Columbia on Friday, pushing the deadlines for filing federal and Maryland tax returns to Monday.
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