Jan 09

Identity Protection PIN Letters error

Identity Protection PIN letters: The IRS announced the following on January 5:

“Due to an error, taxpayers are receiving Identity Protection PIN letters with an incorrect year listed.  Taxpayers and tax professionals should be advised the IP PIN listed on the CP01A Notice dated January 4, 2016 is valid for use on all individual tax returns filed in 2016.

The notice incorrectly indicates the IP PIN issued is to be used for filing the 2014 tax return when the number is actually to be used for the 2015 tax return.  The IRS emphasizes the IP PIN listed on the CP 01A notice is valid for the 2015 returns. Taxpayers and their tax professionals should use this PIN number for 2015 tax returns, which the IRS will begin accepting from taxpayers starting Jan. 19, 2016.”

Jan 20

How to Reset Brother (HL2140) Toner Cartridge

The Brother HL2140 turns on the Toner Error light based on the number of pages that have been printed since the last new cartridge was installed.  If you are using a cartridge that has been used in another printer the counter does not get reset.  When this light comes on, you are unable to print.  If you have a cartridge that you believe still has toner or if the cartridge had been used in another printer, follow the instructions in the attached document to reset the Toner Error light.  I have done this and it works.

How to Reset Brother (HL2140) Toner Cartridge Instructions