IRS Completes the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015

IRS Completes the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015

Identity theftphone scamsphishing and return preparer fraud: They are all on the IRS Dirty Dozen list of tax scams this year. Learn more about the Dirty Dozen in this YouTube video.

Review the details of each scam here.

Identity theftphone scamsphishing and return preparer fraud: They are all on the IRS Dirty Dozen list of tax scams this year. Learn more about the Dirty Dozen in this YouTube video.

Review the details of each scam here.

Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test – The New York Times

Tech Fix

By  BRIAN X. CHEN JAN. 27, 2016


All the so-called Frightful Five tech behemoths — Apple, Microsoft, AmazonFacebook and Google, now part of Alphabet — now offer virtual assistants, which handle tedious tasks in response to voice commands or keystrokes, on various devices. Apple‘s Siri is the best known, having been available since 2011, but Microsoft now has CortanaFacebook is testing one called M, and Google builds its voice assistant into its search apps.


Read comparison results here.

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Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence–1st Dept.

Below is a link to a recent publication of the First Department and the NYS Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts entitled “Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, Representing the Victim” that you might find helpful.


Security Summit Identity Theft Tips Overview – YouTube

Identity Theft Video Series Available

In coordination with the state revenue departments and the tax industry, the Internal Revenue Service is releasing a series of YouTube video tax tips designed to provide people critical information to help protect their tax and financial data.

The first of the Security Awareness YouTube videos includes tips from four state officials reminding taxpayers to check online accounts for problems, look for secure sites when shopping online and be careful to avoid phishing scams. The videos will be released daily over the next week. Additional videos are in the process of being released, including:


What Changes Can Taxpayers Expect this Year? 

Check your Credit Report Annually 

Secure Your Tax Return

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Here’s how we fix law school: This is the real-world training future lawyers need –

It’s one thing to teach the law. But these days, lawyers also need to understand and respond to judges 


The article is actually an excerpt from DIVERGENT PATHS: THE ACADEMY AND THE JUDICIARY by Richard A. Posner, published by Harvard University Press. Copyright © 2016.

Press Release – FAA Announces Small UAS (Drone) Registration Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.


Registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft.  Under this rule, any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated an unmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December 21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners of any other UAS purchased for use as a model aircraft after December 21, 2015 must register before the first flight outdoors. Owners may use either the paper-based process or the new streamlined, web-based system.  Owners using the new streamlined web-based system must be at least 13 years old to register.

Owners may register through a web-based system at


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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.



Have you ever wanted to track down all the web apps and online accounts

that have your personal information and just remove yourself?

JustDelete.Me helps readers do just that. The service features a giant

list of the web’s most popular apps and services with links so that you

can delete your account. In addition, the site categorizes services into

four categories by how difficult it is to remove yourself. Green means

it’s easy, yellow signifies a service that requires a few additional

steps, red indicates that the account cannot be deleted without

contacting customer service, and the black code, which is thankfully

rare, marks an account that cannot be deleted. In addition, readers may

install the associated Chrome Extension, which alerts readers to when

they are on a page that is listed on the JustDelete.Me site and then

takes readers through the deletion process. [CNH]

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