The National Taxpayer Advocate released a list of 350 communities nationwide.
According to IRS data, Edgewood in Harford County is home to "clusters" of potential tax cheats. The Associated Press on Monday posted the list of more than 350 communities nationwide where, according to a study National Taxpayer Advocate conducted on 2009 tax return data from sole proprietorships, potential tax cheats were clustered. Other Maryland towns, including Bowie, Garrison, Rosedale and Essex are also on the list. 2012 state and federal income tax forms were due Monday. According to a separate AP report, the advocate, Nina Olsen, "got access to the data as part of an effort to learn more about why some taxpayers are more likely to cheat than others."
Married same-sex couples who reside in Maryland can file jointly in 2014.
Same-sex married couples in Maryland will be able to file joint tax returns but they'll have to wait a year to do so. Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday in a statement that "same-sex couples in the State of Maryland – whether married in this state or in other states – will have the opportunity to file joint tax returns for Tax Year 2013, and will receive the same state tax treatment as any married couple." The comptroller issued the statement a day after a Washington Times story reported that same-sex couples in Maryland would not be eligible to file jointly. Franchot said the story "contained significant misinformation regarding the tax filing status of same-sex couples in Maryland." That story raises questions about Maryland's tax…