Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte and Roland Berger Rumors Return; Death of the Death Tax; An Excel RPG. Yep. | 03.26.13

Deloitte in advanced talks to buy Roland Berger: paper [Reuters]
Deloitte is in advanced talks to buy Germany's Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in its Tuesday edition without citing sources. The paper said Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is said to have informed its 250 partners about the planned sale adding that other accounting firms were also interested in bidding for the German consulting firm.

Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy [Reuters]
Warwick, 72, known for "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and other popular songs, filed the petition on March 21 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the state where she was born and currently lives. She listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California, according to the filing.
 
Is the Estate Tax Doomed? [NYT]
Some are dying to know.

Kraft Mac & Cheese Is Nutritionally Equivalent to Cheez-Its [MoJo]
If GCMMBSSF&BvsT had an NIT version, I'm sure these two might be in it.

Survey: Half of workers didn't notice end of payroll tax cut [The Hill]
According to Bankrate, six in 10 households making under $30,000 a year noticed the change in the payroll tax. Roughly 40 percent of more middle-income families – those making between $50,000 and $75,000 a year – were aware the tax cut had expired.

This epic accountant turned your dull Excel spreadsheet into an awesome RPG [TNW]
I suppose the important question is, what took so long? Wait no longer.

Suit Offers a Peek at the Practice of Inflating a Legal Bill [DealBook]
Something tells me there could be an accounting version out there.

Man's Car Ends Up On Neighbor's Roof [AP]
A Southern California man's car ended up on his neighbor's roof in an unusual accident over the weekend. Glendale police Sgt. Sean Riley tells City News Service that the driver lost control Saturday afternoon on a driveway in an area where homes are arrayed on a steep hillside. The vehicle ended up on the roof of the next house down the hill. Riley says the driver reported he had a mechanical failure.

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