taxes http://blog.wlrn.org en Tax Filing Tips And Food And Dining http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tax-filing-tips-and-food-and-dining <p><strong>4/10/14</strong> - <strong>Topical Currents</strong> begins with an at your service edition on tax preparation.&nbsp; There are new rules and new deductions for 2013.&nbsp; The tax laws are composed of some 70,000 pages, so it’s easy to make mistakes.&nbsp; We’ll speak with tax expert <strong>Keith Hall</strong>.</p><p><a href="http://www.nase.org/" target="_blank"><strong>nase.org »</strong></a><br /><strong><a href="http://www.irs.gov/" target="_blank">irs.gov »</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:52:11 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 30591 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tax Filing Tips And Food And Dining Florida Taxes Would Determine The True Cost Of Medical Marijuana http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-taxes-would-determine-true-cost-medical-marijuana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Financial Impact Estimating Conference report concluded Monday that the cost of medical marijuana in Florida could not be determined due to uncertainty regarding taxation of the plant.</span></p><p>Although the Department of Health estimates&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the annual cost for Florida would be roughly $1 million, the FIEC report would be more-accurate if marijuana sales taxes were clear.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:26:06 +0000 Jordan Michael 23182 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Taxes Would Determine The True Cost Of Medical Marijuana Gov. Scott Launches Tax Cut Tour In West Palm Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-launches-tax-cut-tour-west-palm-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s your money, it’s no one else’s money," said Governor Rick Scott to an audience at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. “So we have to spend it in a manner that makes sense.”</span></p><p>The governor launched his “It’s Your Money” tour in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, just days after announcing his plans to cut taxes and fees by $500 million in the 2014 proposed budget.</p><p>The governor’s office says the tour offers a chance for Floridians to discuss taxes they want to see reduced.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:18:04 +0000 Christine DiMattei 20390 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Launches Tax Cut Tour In West Palm Beach A Guide to the Logistics of Death http://blog.wlrn.org/post/guide-logistics-death <p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15769 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Guide to the Logistics of Death Tax Tips From Experts http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tax-tips-experts <p></p><p>04/11/13 - Thursday's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> begins with income tax tips from experts. &nbsp;The deadline for 2012 tax filing is Monday. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll also look ahead to important changes in the tax code for 2013, especially those which affect small businesses. &nbsp;And more. &nbsp;Linda Gassenheimer’s Food &amp; Dining . . . with wine columnist Fred Tasker and “Dinner in Minutes.” &nbsp;That’s Topical Currents, Thursday at one o’clock on WLRN.</span></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 12236 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tax Tips From Experts Hey, Everybody! Florida Is Looking At A Budget Surplus Next Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hey-everybody-florida-looking-budget-surplus-next-year <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5; ">Florida lawmakers are doing something they haven't done in years: adding money to state programs.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">The recession sent the state into multi-billion-dollar budget shortfalls that led to big cuts in education and state government payrolls.</span></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 12238 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hey, Everybody! Florida Is Looking At A Budget Surplus Next Year Study Says Florida Could Boost Economy With More Advertising http://blog.wlrn.org/post/study-says-florida-could-boost-economy-more-advertising <p>Florida gets about 87 million visitors a year. The nonprofit research group Florida Taxwatch wanted to know what would happen to the economy if that number reached 100 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.floridataxwatch.org/resources/pdf/2013TourismFINAL.pdf">The group did a study</a>. The results suggest&nbsp;121-thousand jobs would be created and other good things would happen to the economy.</p><p>So, the report recommends that the Legislature&nbsp;allocate more money for advertising.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 8665 at http://blog.wlrn.org Study Says Florida Could Boost Economy With More Advertising State Asks For Half A Million To Reclaim $20 Million From Bankrupt Company http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-asks-half-million-reclaim-20-million-bankrupt-company <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity&nbsp;is asking state lawmakers for half a million dollars in order to recoup a $20-million investment in the now-defunct digital animation studio, Digital Domain.</p><p></p><p>And according to local experts, Florida has a tough fight ahead to get its money back.</p><p></p><p>The state originally gave Digital Domain $20 million in incentives in order to lure the company--and jobs--to Port St. Lucie. Four months ago, the firm filed for bankruptcy, shut down and let go 300 Florida workers.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8469 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Asks For Half A Million To Reclaim $20 Million From Bankrupt Company Delray Beach To Event Organizers: Pay Up Or Be Gone http://blog.wlrn.org/post/delray-beach-event-organizers-pay-or-be-gone <p></p><p>If you want to hold a major street fair or festival in Delray Beach, the city wants some cash up front first.</p><p>Delray Beach officials say they're tired of the unpaid bills left behind by major event organizers in recent years.&nbsp; The city is in the hole for about $50,000 after certain festivals failed to cover costs for events not hosted by the city.</p><p>Several major fairs – including the Carnevale and the Delray Beach Film Festival -- have been banned for skipping out on the tab.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 7172 at http://blog.wlrn.org Delray Beach To Event Organizers: Pay Up Or Be Gone