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5 tax tips for snail mail filers

Photo by Coolcaesar via Wikipedia Commons   Two American institutions that regularly catch a lot of flak find that they are good partners each April. I'm talking, of course, about the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service. True, software-assisted return prep and e-filing by individual taxpayers or the tax preparers they hire now is the dominant way we get our 1040s to the IRS every year. Most of the 50 million yet-to-file taxpayers, who are this week's By the Numbers honorees, w...
Tags: Taxes, Post Office, Usps, Irs, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Uncle Sam, U S Postal Service, U S Post Office, Coolcaesar, Wikipedia Commons Two American, U S Postal Service True


Four LA-area postal locations to offer extended hours on April 15

You’ve hustled to pull all of your 2018 income tax information together and now you’re racing to the nearest post office to get your tax return postmarked and mailed in time. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone. Last tax season, the IRS received nearly 140 million tax returns by the week ending April 27, 2018, according to GoBankingRates.com. You can always file your tax return electronically or still head to a U.S postal facility to meet the deadline. But don’t get there late because that...
Tags: Business, Taxes, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usps, Irs, Consumers, San Bernardino, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, Central Ave Los Angeles, Ave Santa Ana, Redlands Blvd San Bernardino


Postal Service to issue stamp honoring George H.W. Bush

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The Postal Service said Saturday that the commemorative Forever stamp featuring Bush will be issued on his birthday, June 12. A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held that day at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and […]
Tags: News, Nation, Postal Service, Bush, George H W Bush, U S Postal Service, Texas AP, The Postal Service


Texas Bar weighs in on lawyers using cloud computing

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar weighs in on lawyers using cloud computing For nearly a decade now, I’ve been tracking ethics opinions that address the issue of whether lawyers can ethically use cloud-based software to store confidential client data. As a refresher, cloud computing is when you store your data on servers owned by a third party instead of on your law firm’s on-premise servers. New York was one of the f...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Cloud Computing, Rochester, Ethics Committee, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, U S Postal Service, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Marvin Gaye stamp to be unveiled at Greek Theatre

A U.S. postage stamp honoring singer Marvin Gaye is being unveiled Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service) LOS ANGELES — A first-day-of-issue event for the commemorative stamp honoring the late soul singer Marvin Gaye will be held Tuesday at the Greek Theatre on the 80th anniversary of his birth. The stamp is part of the Postal Service’s Music Icons series. Its design features a portrait of Gaye inspired by historic photographs. ...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Ritz, Postal Service, California Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Mandy Moore, Keanu Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Young, Usc


Here’s what’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, April 1, 2019

  Cesar Chavez, 1972. (Photo taken at a United Farm Workers rally in Delano, CA/public domain)   Here’s what’s closed for César Chávez Day, April 1. Banks: Most banks are open. Government: Los Angeles superior courts are closed. Most state offices are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including LAUSD, Cal State Northridge and Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles run on a regular s...
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Los Angeles County, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Delano CA, Top Stories LADN, LAUSD Cal State Northridge


Here’s what’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, April 1, 2019

    Cesar Chavez, 1972. (Photo taken at a United Farm Workers rally in Delano, CA/public domain)   Here’s what’s closed for César Chávez Day, April 1. Banks: Most banks are open. Government: Los Angeles superior courts are closed. Most state offices are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including LAUSD, Cal State Northridge and Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles run on a regular...
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Los Angeles County, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Delano CA, Top Stories LADN, LAUSD Cal State Northridge


What’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, March 25, or April 1, 2019

  Cesar Chavez (Photo taken at a United Farm Workers rally in June 1972 in Delano, CA/public domain) Here’s what’s closed on César Chávez Day. Some government offices observe the labor leader’s birthday on March 25 or April 1 this year. Chavez’ actual birthday is March 31. Banks: Most banks are open. Government: Los Angeles city and county offices and libraries are closed on March 25. Los Angeles superior courts are closed on April 1. Most state offices are closed on April 1. Mail: The U.S....
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Delano CA, Top Stories LADN, LAUSD Cal State Northridge


The Other Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About (slashdot)

New York magazine's Intelligencer remembers last month's crash of a Boeing 767 carrying cargo for Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service -- and shares a new theory that its cause wasn't a suicidal pilot or an autopilot malfunction: In online pilot discussion forums, a third idea has been gaining adherents: that the pilots succumbed to a phenomenon called somatogravic illusion, in which lateral acceleration due to engine thrust creates the sensation that one is tipping backward in one's seat. The ef...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Boeing, Rostov, U S Postal Service, Don Russia, EditorDavid, Atlas Air, Intelligencer


What’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day on March 25, or April 1, 2019

  Cesar Chavez (Photo taken at a United Farm Workers rally in June 1972 in Delano, CA/public domain)   Here’s what’s closed on César Chávez Day. Some government offices observe the labor leader’s birthday on March 25 or April 1 this year. Chavez’ actual birthday is March 31. Banks: Most banks are open. Government: Los Angeles city and county offices and libraries are closed on March 25. Los Angeles superior courts are closed on April 1. Most state offices are closed on April 1. Mail: The U....
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Delano CA, Top Stories LADN, LAUSD Cal State Northridge


United States: USPS's Defenses To OSHA Citation Rejected - Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, OSHRC Docket No. 18-0462, an administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission granted summary judgment
Tags: News, Labor, United States, Usps, U S Postal Service, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Russell LLP, Smith Gambrell


John Malveaux: USPS.com: U.S. Postal Service Honoring the “Prince of Soul”

John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: As vice-president of World Wide Production, we presented the first Motown Review on the west coast. The concert was staged at the Long Beach Arena in 1968 and featured Etta James, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Four Tops and Marvin Gaye was headliner. See https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/0307-usps-honoring-the-prince-of-soul.htm     [Author: William J. Zick]
Tags: Religion, Usps, Marvin Gaye, U S Postal Service, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Long Beach Arena, Etta James Martha Reeves, Vandellas Four Tops


Tax transcript types and why you might need one to file your tax return

Prior year tax returns serve many purposes. This filing season, a check of last year's return will show you what your tax liability for 2017 was. You can compare that to your final 2018 tax bill to see if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) did indeed lower your taxes even though your refund this year was smaller. You'll also need past year tax data if you're applying for a major loan, such as a mortgage. And if you're electronically filing your tax return this year, you'll need data from your pre...
Tags: Taxes, Ira, Agi, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, U S Postal Service, John Hancock


What to do if your tax refund is wrong

Tax law change confusion and paycheck withholding miscalculations have led to a lot of grumbling by many filers about the size of their tax refund checks. But there are other reasons why refunds sometimes are not what filers expect. Here's what to do if you think your tax refund is wrong. The many changes of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have thrown a wrench into the 2019 tax filing season. Many folks who were expecting refunds are finding they are smaller than they anticipated or nonexist...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, Taxes, Social Security, Irs, Tampa, Internal Revenue Service, Uncle Sam, U S Postal Service, Tampa Florida, Blanchett, The IRS, Ramon Christopher Blanchett


Alaska village in ‘dire need’ of postmaster

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Residents in the Alaska village of Napakiak are getting desperate for mail, as the village’s current postmaster has been on maternity leave for the past two weeks. KYUK-AM reports the village’s post office has been closed and the U.S. Postal Service has yet to find a replacement postmaster. Napakiak City Administrator […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, U S Postal Service, Bethel Alaska, KYUK, Napakiak


Return Mail: We start from the baseline that the government is not a person

by Dennis Crouch [Oral Arguments Transcript] Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the business method review case of Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service.  The basic question in the case is whether the United States government (here the USPS) counts as “a person who is not the owner of a patent.”  If the US is a person, then it has standing to file a petition for inter partes review, post grant review, covered business method review. See 35 U.S. Code § 321.* Question presented: Wh...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, United States, US Postal Service, Usps, Uspto, AIA, Patent, Ginsberg, Stewart, Stevens, Ginsburg, U S Postal Service, PTO


Argument analysis: Justices seem divided about government right to challenge patents in administrative process

The justices have a light calendar this week, with only two arguments. If the first argument of the week (Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service) is any guide, they’ve spent their extra time focusing carefully on the relatively thin session. At first glance, Return Mail is a simple statutory case, involving another in a long line of drafting flaws in the AIA (Congress’ 2011 patent-reform bill, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act). But the argument presented a highly engaged bench, with all of t...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Post Office, Postal Service, AIA, Stewart, John Roberts, Cato Institute, Ginsburg, U S Postal Service, Alito, PTO, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


FBI Probing Whether Smollett Sent Threatening Letter to Himself

The FBI is working with the U.S. Postal Service to determine whether Empire actor Jussie Smollett sent himself a threatening letter in the days before the "hate crime" he is now under investigation for allegedly staging, two federal officials told ABC News Tuesday.The two Nigerian brothers who told Chicago Police last week that Smollett paid them to stage a racially motivated attack on him have also told the authorities that Smollett sent himself the threatening letter that arrived on the Empire...
Tags: News, Fbi, Abc News, Chicago Police, Jussie Smollett, U S Postal Service, Smollett, Jussie, Abimbola Osundairo


A “view” from the courtroom: Back to the bench for Justice Ginsburg

The court is returning to the bench this morning after its usual four-week winter recess. The recess, marked by noteworthy “shadow docket” actions on the death penalty, abortion rights and other matters, may have offered more news than the relatively sleepy February sitting. Today, though, the press section is filling up, and it is not because there is a groundswell of interest in today’s lone case for argument – a thorny patent dispute between a private business and the U.S. Postal Service over...
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Return To Sender: High Court To Hear Undeliverable Mail Case (slashdot)

New submitter bluekloud shares a report: Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decade-long fight with the U.S. Postal Service, which says his solution shouldn't have been patentable. The David vs. Goliath dispute has now arrived at the Supreme Court. On Tuesda...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Alabama, David, Birmingham, Postal Service, U S Postal Service, Msmash, Return Mail Inc, Mitch Hungerpiller, Hungerpiller


Return To Sender: High Court To Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

New submitter bluekloud shares a report: Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decade-long fight with the U.S. Postal Service, which says his solution shouldn't have been patentable. The David vs. Goliath dispute has now arrived at the Supreme Court. On Tuesda...
Tags: Supreme Court, Alabama, Tech, David, Birmingham, Postal Service, U S Postal Service, Return Mail Inc, Mitch Hungerpiller, Hungerpiller


What’s closed for Washington’s Birthday holiday, Feb. 18, 2019

    George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Here’s a sampling of government and services schedules on Washington’s Birthday holiday, also known as Presidents Day, observed on Feb. 18.   Banks: Most banks are closed. Financial markets are closed. Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. ...
Tags: Holidays, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Valentine, Abraham Lincoln, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN, Gilbert Stuart Here


Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong fight with the U.S. Postal Service, […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Alabama, Ap, Nation, U S Postal Service, Mitch Hungerpiller


What’s closed for Washington’s Birthday holiday, Feb. 18, 2019

  George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Here’s a sampling of government and services schedules on Washington’s Birthday holiday, also known as Presidents Day, observed on Feb. 18.   Banks: Most banks are closed. Financial markets are closed. Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. Ca...
Tags: Holidays, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Valentine, Abraham Lincoln, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN, Gilbert Stuart Here


What’s closed for Washington’s Birthday holiday, Feb. 18, 2019

  George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Here’s a sampling of government and services schedules on Washington’s Birthday holiday, also called Presidents Day, observed on Feb. 18.   Banks: Most banks are closed. Financial markets are closed. Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. Cal ...
Tags: Holidays, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Valentine, Abraham Lincoln, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN


Valley mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years. U.S. Postal Service carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck on July 6, a day that temperatures soared to 117 degrees. The North Hills resident died of hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature caused by...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Postal Service, Local News, Southern California, Frank, U S Postal Service, Woodland Hills, Jamie Raskin, Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News, North Hills


What’s closed for Washington’s Birthday holiday, Feb. 18, 2019

  George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Here’s a sampling of government and services schedules on Washington’s Birthday holiday, also known as Presidents Day, observed on Feb. 18.   Banks: Most banks are closed. Financial markets are closed. Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver. www.usps.com Schools: Most schools, including Los Angeles community colleges, are closed. Ca...
Tags: Holidays, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Valentine, Abraham Lincoln, Burbank, U S Postal Service, San Fernando Valley, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN


Argument preview: Justices to consider ability of government to challenge patents in administrative process

(Kevin Payravi, Wikimedia Commons) The justices have a light calendar for the first week of the February session, with only two cases set for argument. The first of the pair is Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service, the lone Tuesday argument. Return Mail is a simple statutory case asking the justices to resolve another of the seemingly endless flow of drafting problems arising out of Congress’ 2011 patent-reform bill, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (usually called the AIA). The questio...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Postal Service, AIA, U S Postal Service, PTO, Trademark Office, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U S Court of Federal Claims, International Trade Commission, Merits Cases, Leahy Smith America, Return Mail


6 reasons to wait to file your taxes

I never seem to be able to submit our joint Form 1040 early in the filing season, partly because I have to sort through all this material to fill out the forms! There are many reasons why millions of taxpayers procrastinate when it comes to submitting their annual returns. Much of the time, those excuses aren't good. But there are some times when you shouldn't rush to finish your Form 1040 early in the filing season, even if you're expecting a tax refund. Here are six reasons to wait a bi...
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Former Centinela Valley board member who defended superintendent says she ‘felt used’

A former Centinela Valley school board member who once defended ex-Superintendent Jose Fernandez against criticism of his exorbitant pay and benefits said Wednesday she now regrets it and feels she was “used.” Former Centinela Valley Union High School District superintendent Jose Fernandez listens during day 3 of the preliminary hearing in the corruption case against him in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Former Centinela Valley ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Fernandez, U S Postal Service, Los Angeles Superior Court, Molina, Hawthorne, Woodland Hills, Lawndale, OSHA