Dan Bobkoff http://wfpl.org en Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales? http://wfpl.org/post/too-soon-blame-payroll-tax-stagnant-retail-sales For Darden Restaurants, the company behind Olive Garden and Red Lobster, its earnings projections out last week were not pretty. Sales will fall, it said, and company CEO Clarence Otis called higher payroll taxes a "headwind."<p>After a two-year tax break, the payroll tax, which funds Social Security payments, went back up to 6.2 percent on Jan. 1. The 2-percentage-point increase is an extra $80 a month in taxes for someone earning $50,000 a year.<p>Other companies, including Family Dollar and Burger King, are also blaming the payroll tax increase for hurting bottom lines. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:52:10 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 4200 at http://wfpl.org Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales? What Happens When Someone Else Gets Your Tax Refund http://wfpl.org/post/what-happens-when-someone-else-gets-your-tax-refund If you usually wait until April to file your taxes, you might want to hurry up — before identity thieves beat you to it. Using stolen names and Social Security numbers, these criminals file fake tax returns with false wage and withholding information. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:56:39 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 4065 at http://wfpl.org What Happens When Someone Else Gets Your Tax Refund