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    October 8, 2014

    Amendment 1 Will Ensure Conservation Projects Get Funded

    For Florida's upcoming November elections, most of the buzz has been about Amendment 2 -- the proposal that would legalize medical marijuana via an amendment to the state constitution. But there's another proposed amendment on the ballot -- one that would dedicate funds for conservation projects. ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Florida Senators Want to Tell You Which Movies and TV Shows are "Family-Friendly"

    Just like every other state not ending in "-alifornia," Florida is scrambling to scoop up Hollywood business. Seeking tax breaks, television and movie crews over the last decade have decamped SoCal for elsewhere, in turn shoveling money and prestige into local economies. Florida already has used ne ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Accountant Can Help You Claim Bitcoin Gains/Losses on Taxes

    Bitcoin has become hugely popular because its potential as a new type of currency that operates outside of any government control. Because it can be bought, sold, and traded anonymously online, outside of banking institutions, proponents say it can help make commerce fast and easy and empower people ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Encyclopedia of Medical Marijuana Laws: Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Everything you always wanted to know (but were too stoned to ask) about medical marijuana laws and marijuana use in the US of A is now available in a report from the good folks at a Florida official body called the Financial Impact Estimating Conference. For a government publication, it's a juicy ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Rick Scott's Tax Cut Tour Kicks Off in West Palm and Fort Lauderdale This Week

    Gov. Rick Scott is taking time out of his voter suppression crusade to launch his "Ain't No One Got Time for Taxes" Tour 2013. It's actually called the "It's Your Money" Tour, but we think ours is snazzier. Scott kicks off the tour Tuesday morning right from our own backyard, as he will first appe ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Florida's Legally Gay Married Couples Will Now Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS has ruled that it will recognize joint tax returns of gay married couples. And yes, this also includes Florida. The ruling, which came down Thursday, says that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. A ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Tax Day Specials in Broward and Palm Beach

    Today is April 15, the annual deadline to file your income tax returns. Though there's really no one who actually likes filing taxes (let's face it -- even if you get a refund, the fact that you have to save a shoebox of receipts each year is enough to kill any joy derived from the fact Uncle Same h ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    The Entire State of Florida Is Going to Jail For Tax Evasion

    Monday is the last day to file your taxes. Have you filed them? Probably not. Because, according to a report, Floridians are filing slower than usual this year. This could be a mistake, Plantation spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, Mike Dobzinski says. Because last-minute crunch-time filin ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Give Floridians a Break, According to Report

    Remember when the House voted for a fiscal cliff bill way back when three days ago? Sure, this might mean some money being taken from your paychecks. But according to a Sun Sentinel report, Florida is one of the big winners in the whole fiscal cliff bill thing. According to the report, Florida ta ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Marco Rubio Voted No on Fiscal Cliff Bill

    On the first ay of the brand new year, the House voted 257-167 to approve the Senate bill that would avoid major tax hikes and spending cuts and keep us all from falling over the so-called "fiscal cliff," which would've been a terrible way to start 2013. The GOPers wanted to amend the Senate's bill ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    Rubio's Wrong: Tax the Olympians

    La-dee-dah, Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't think the money Olympians get paid for winning should be taxed. As our colleagues in Miami point out this morning, Rubio has proposed that the prize money ($25,000 for gold, less for silver and bronze) given to winning athletes should be exempt from taxation. It ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Allen West Aimlessly Blubbering, Lying About How Obama Is Incompetent and Hates Free Enterprise

    In a move I wish was slightly more surprising, Congressman Allen West has posted another petulant Facebook message that includes an entire Wall Street Journal column he didn't write."It seems the inept community organizer has failed. A second term? One must be stuck on stupid!" he wrote. "It is ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Mandy Dawson Gets Six Months for Tax Evasion

    Though former Fort Lauderdale legislator Mandy Dawson said in April that "no different than any other person walking the streets of America" with tax problems, she's certainly different from people walking the streets now: She'll be locked up.Dawson was sentenced to six months in prison today a ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Allen West Not Paying Payroll Taxes on Campaign Workers

    Congressman Allen West's campaign isn't paying its taxes.The question, however, is if it owes any. A review of campaign finance disclosure documents shows West has spent well over $300,000 since the beginning of 2012 on consulting, staffers, and costs directly associated with his staff. But, while D ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Feds Nab Broward and Miami Identity Thieves Who Scammed Nearly $10 Million From IRS

    Another day in South Florida, another multi-million-dollar scam collapsing. This time around federal officials working with the Broward Sheriff Office arrested Ft. Lauderdale resident Alci Bonannee and several others for filing more than 1,000 bogus tax documents that yielded $9.5 million in re ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Allen West Launches First Attack on Patrick Murphy

    The ugliness has started. Sort of.Until now, Congressman Allen West has remained almost silent when it came to actually having an opponent in the race for the District 19 congressional seat -- though Democrat Patrick Murphy followed him up there after West bailed on District 22 for friendlier demogr ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Five Lies Allen West Told on Mark Levin's Radio Show Friday Night

    Allen West has been getting a lot of bad press lately -- news outlets across the country, including this one, latched onto his declaration that "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."He's since moved past that assertion and onto the (slightly) ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Oceans 234 Shows Love for Tax Professionals With Free Bar Tab Today

    Tax day is tomorrow, April 17, and whether we owe money or are getting a refund, most of us can agree that the tax accountant, relentlessly figuring out tax rules and punching numbers on a calculator, usually gets no love... until now.Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach has heard the plight of the tax ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    You Might Want to File Tax Returns This Year: The IRS's $1 Billion It Owes Americans

    ​​We've only got about a month left before 2011 federal income taxes are due (April 17, everybody), and, even if you didn't make enough money to require filing a return, the IRS says you might want to.Many people who don't have to file returns still have federal income taxes out of their paychec ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Allen West Uses Ben-Hur to Vaguely Defend Regressive Tax Plan

    ​If you were wondering, Congressman Allen West supports the flat tax. If you want to know why, though, it has, ah, something to do with Charlton Heston.West posted a video of himself speaking on the House floor last week under the title, "Why the Flat Tax Works." It's a curious title, because he d ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    How to Cook the Books: Eight Ways Larry Tibbs Allegedly Screwed Up Lauderdale Lakes Budget Projections

    ​It should be noted up-front that Larry Tibbs hasn't had a chance to respond to the charges lined up in a Broward Inspector General report leaked yesterday -- he has 30 days to submit a rebuttal, which he said yesterday he fully planned to do.But the allegations of wild mismanagement in Lauderdale ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Says Nobody Cares About the Right to Privacy, Challenges Obama to 21 Hours of Debates

    ​Newt Gingrich's stump speech at Wings Plus in Coral Springs had a lot of meat to it -- he criticized President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, made fun of the media, and was heckled mercilessly for the first half of the event by a protester who was eventually booted from the parking lot ... More >>

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    December 10, 2011

    PolitiFact: Where "We Have No Way of Knowing" Turns Into "Mostly False"​Who fact-checks the fact-checkers?The Pulitzer Prize-winning analysts of political statements over at PolitiFact -- a project of the St. Petersburg Times -- ran a pretty curious rundown of one of President Obama's statements this week.The claim: "Some billionaires have a tax ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Allen West Interview: Florida Tea Party Favorite Talks About Islam and Donald Trump (Part 2)

    ​Read the first installment of the Allen West interview here.New Times: Let's talk about the Ryan budget [introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)], which you supported in the House. [This proposal was passed by the House and at presstime was awaiting a vote in the Senate, although House leader ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    Florida Prisoners Lead The Nation in Tax Fraud

    ​Florida is number one again. The state that holds the championship belt in oxycodone consumption now leads the U.S. in fraudulent tax returns filed from prison. Perhaps our prisoners are trying to emulate the leadership traits of Captain Medicaid Fraud, aka Gov. Rick Scott. Florida inmates filed ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Florida Among Top Three States Targeted for a New Form of Identity Theft​How low can you go? Apparently six feet under wasn't low enough for the Fort Lauderdale man sentenced to nine years in federal prison last Friday for stealing identification from mourners attending funerals as part of an ID theft ring. But Diaz's funeral fraud ring isn't the only s ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Kristin Haynes, Millionaire Creator of "Dreamsicles" Figurines, Sentenced for Tax Evasion

    We must be in the wrong business. Looks like the big money is in knickknacks, trinkets, and doodads. According to court documents in a federal criminal case, Kristin Haynes, creator of the Dreamsicles line of collectible ceramic figurines (like the one pictured here) raked in nearly $3 mil ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rick Scott Property Tax Calculator Ignores Small Fact: Florida Law

    ​GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott released this pretty snazzy new website on Friday: It's a property tax calculator that figures out a Floridian's tax if Scott gets elected versus Democratic opponent Alex Sink. There's just one problem with his site: It ignores the Florida Constitution.Scott' ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Deerfield Housing Charity Owes Nearly $150,000 in Delinquent Taxes

    A nonprofit organization in Deerfield Beach under investigation for mishandling tax dollars has failed to pay taxes on any of six properties for at least five years, according to records released to Juice this afternoon. The Westside Deerfield Businessmen Association stands to lose all six propertie ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    GlobeTel CEO Indicted

    courtesy GlobeTel​A couple of years ago, we ran a feature story about GlobeTel, a company that was supposedly going to deploy blimp-like satellites across the country and beam down internet signals. There were a few problems with the scheme: building hi-tech airships seemed a job more suited for b ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Michael and Victoria Meisner Earn Wrath of Unpaid Taxman

    Photobucket This wasn't the Meisner's place, but theirs was a similar Palm Beach mansion​Following a Rothsteinesque money scheme, Boca's white collar Bonnie and Clyde are finally facing the music. This week, Victoria Meisner made her first appearence before a judge, answering charges of fil ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Bueller? Pines Leaders Fumble Tax Calculations

    Flickr user: HeneghanCan you calculate your tax hike?​Pack City Hall with more than 150 angry citizens and any governing body would get a bit anxious. But at Wednesday night's budget hearing, the Pembroke Pines city commissioners appeared to be auditioning for Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? An ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Plantation Accountant, Firm Barred From Filing Taxes for Clients

    In a deal that will have to come with a career change, Carole Exantus of Plantation accepted a permanent injunction against filing tax returns on clients' behalf in order to settle a case with U.S. Justice Department attorneys who had sued her for fraud. From the release:The court found that [Exantu ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Florida: Where It's Good to be a Smoker, Bad to be a Lung

    Smoke up, Florida! Kentucky raised their state taxes on cigarettes and booze yesterday. Residents will now pay 60 cents in state taxes per pack of cigarettes. So there's good news and bad news for Floridians. This means that the nation's two biggest tobacco-producing states, Kentucky and N ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Schoolkids, State Workers: You're All Under the Bus for Tax-Shy Legislature

    Our Florida legislators have some budget-cutting to do, but they also need to improve the state's education system, which is fast becoming a national embarrassment. This will take some creativity. Republicans, as the majority party, you're up.flhouse.govAdam HasnerAdam Hasner, Republican from Delray ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    What the World Needs Now Is Another Blog

    This blog is not a remedy for the financial crisis. It will not defeat anti-American forces in Iraq. It will not slay any Somali pirates.Rather, it will give a loving squeeze to South Florida, extracting its most delicious, satisfying news-trients. The Juice is an ambrosia that, we hope, can provide ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    August 17, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Heartbreak Hotel

    It's the end of an era on Hollywood Beach, where small, cheap motels are all that stand in the way of another playground for the wealthy

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    October 31, 2006

    For All You Political Junkies ...

    What follows is the full transcript of last night's gubernatorial debate between Charlie Crist, Jim Davis, and Max Linn. It's, um, really long. CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: Florida, the state that carried George W. Bush into the White House and elected Jeb Bush twice for governor. A state on the ... More >>

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    September 27, 2006

    DeGroot DePants DeSentinel

    The illustrious John DeGroot sent me another missive this morning, this one savaging Scott Wyman's story this morning on tax cuts approved by the Broward County Commission. Whatever you might think about DeGroot's words, that lede, man, is no doubt clunky. Do editors even care over there care anymor ... More >>

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    June 10, 2006

    When Is A Correction Not Enough?

    It was like any other correction, tucked away on page 2A in Saturday's Sun-Sentinel: An article and headline on Page 1A of Wednesday's edition incorrectly reported that Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne did not disclose the 2001 sale of a Lake Worth condominium on his income tax return. In fact, the $20 ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Sheriff's Atty: Sun-Sentinel Story On Jenne Was Bogus

    After being beaten soundly by the Miami Herald on coverage of the federal investigation of Sheriff Ken Jenne, the Sentinel took drastic measures. It put its investigative team, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize this year for its coverage of FEMA, on the story. And then came the newspaper's ... More >>

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    April 7, 2005

    Curious George Sails the River of Red

    Following a long tradition, new Fort Lauderdale City Manager George Gretsas tries to tame the big spenders at City Hall

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    August 26, 2004

    The Big Lie

    Is the North Broward Hospital District playing a shell game with tax dollars?

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    April 29, 2004

    The Hypocritic Oath

    Weston only the start of hospital district chicanery

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    August 23, 2001

    Annexation Vexation

    The plan to bring Broward County's poor areas into the fold is full of holes

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    February 25, 1999

    The People's Republic of Area A

    A group of neighborhood leaders prepares to declare independence and start Broward's first black-majority city

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    August 20, 1998

    Definitely in My Back Yard

    When the residents of Mangonia Park heard that a girls' detention center might be built in their town, they put out the welcome mat

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