Wednesday, September 21, 2022

FBAR Willful Penalty (with Collection Suit) after OVDP Drop Opt-Out

“The former prime minister Scott Morrison has joined the board of an organisation described as aligning with the “intolerant far right”.

Mr Morrison’s register of interests was updated this week to reflect a new position on the board of the International Democrat Union (IDU).

Scott Morrison’s secretive cabinet committee of one had hundreds of meetings, FOI documents suggest

Transport giant Uber has blamed a collective known as Lapsus$, which has previously targeted Microsoft and Samsung, for hacking its systems last week in a breach that led to some systems being shut down and staff — including in Australia — being shown a lewd image of male genitalia.

Lapsus$ Uber blames international hacking collective for major breach

According to the breach disclosure to the State Data Protection Inspectorate in Lithuania, where Revolut has a banking license, 50,150 customers have been impacted.

Based on the information from Revolut, the agency said that the number of affected customers in the European Economic Area is 20,687, and just 379 Lithuanian citizens are potentially impacted by this incident.

Revolut hack exposes data of 50,000 users, fuels new phishing wave

Today, we've got an inside look at a niche underground market for used Amazon seller accounts — one where fraudsters are wreaking havoc and raising questions about identity theft.

How an underground market for used Amazon seller accounts is wreaking havoc

The editorial (“The RBA says it out loud: Raise taxes to fix the budget, September 19) highlights the dilemma facing the Albanese government over the promised stage three personal income tax cuts while the Reserve Bank says that taxes should be raised. But most fair-minded Australians would agree that, whatever the situation when the original promise was made, the difficult circumstances of our current economic reality demand the tax cuts be dumped, especially when they will favour the already wealthy. Albanese can be forgiven for breaking an election promise for the benefit of the people as a whole. Rob Phillips, North Epping

Facebook spied on private messages of conservatives who questioned the 2020 elections and reported them to the FBI OpIndia

‘Pretty creepy’: Agencies illegally obtained emails, voicemails and texts The Saturday Paper

John Inazu (Washington University; 

On The 21-Year Anniversary Of 9/11, What Unites Us?

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FBAR Willful Penalty (with Collection Suit) after OVDP Drop Opt-Out

The Government filed an FBAR collection suit in United States v. Leeds (Idaho No. 22-cv-00379-BLW), see TaxNotes copy of complaint here.  The defendant “is the surviving spouse of Richard Leeds, named in her capacity as a potential successor-in-interest to the Estate of Richard Leeds “(Estate”) and/or as a potential personal representative or administrator of the Estate and/or distributee of the Estate.”

Daniel Shaviro (NYU; Google Scholar), Tell Me a Tax Story (JOTWELL) (reviewing Michael Keen (IMF) & Joel Slemrod (Michigan; Google Scholar), Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages (Princeton University Press 2021)) (reviewed by Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan; Google Scholar), Steven Bank (UCLA; Google Scholar), and Frank Colella(Pace))

DNA: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk 'shocked' by interim findings of inquiry into Queensland's state-run forensic testing lab

Anaconda: “This year, we conducted our State of Data Science survey to gather demographic information about our community, ascertain how that community works, and collect insights into big questions and trends that are top of mind within the community. 3,493 individuals from 133 countries and regions took part in the online survey conducted from April 25th to May 14th. Our resulting 2022 State of Data Science report looks at actionable issues within the data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence industries, like open-source security, the talent dilemma, ethics and bias, and more.”