BY LORY GIL
In iOS 10, Apple has added voice mail transcriptions. The feature is still in early beta stages, meaning that not everything will transcribe as clearly as you may want. But, it works good enough to get the gist of a message without having to hear the audio of it first.
Learn how here…
The City of New York is reducing penalties and interest for many violations* issued by the Department of Sanitation, Department of Buildings, and other city agencies.
Take advantage of the amnesty program before it expires! Amnesty will run from September 12, 2016 – December 12, 2016. Stay informed.
Violations must be in judgment. This means the City of New York has taken the legal step of filing a public record of your liability in court for the entire amount due, plus additional interest. Criminal violations and violations over $25,000 are excluded. Other limitations, exclusions and eligibility requirements apply.
Click here for more information and to search for violations…
Tax practitioners who missed the recent IRS webinar, Protect your Clients, Protect Yourself from Data Theft, can now view it anytime on demand. In the broadcast, IRS and private sector experts discuss client data safeguards, legal requirements and best practices involving the handling of taxpayer data and tips for responding to a loss of taxpayer data.
Visit the Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself page on IRS.gov for more information on identity theft scams targeting the tax professional community. The page includes links to publications such as
SepticSmart Week is September 19 – 23
Next week is SepticSmart Week, which is a good time to learn more about taking care of your own septic system or onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS). A septic system or OWTS will serve a home or business for a long time if it is properly located, designed, constructed and maintained. For information about the operation and maintenance of private, commercial and institutional onsite wastewater treatment systems, view DEC’s “A Guide to Help Managers of Small Businesses Keep their Wastewater Systems Working Properly (PDF)(520 KB)”. Information about home septic systems is available on NYS Department of Health’s Septic System Operation and Maintenance webpage. EPA holds SepticSmart Week each year to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems.
Robert McClendon, a former reporter with The Times-Picayune in New Orleans who started law school in August, writes an occasional column for Law.com.
Yet I’m left wondering, why not simply explain the rule and give us a bunch of novel fact patterns to show us the nuances and make sure we understand it?
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