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November 28, 2022

Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte’s Shrinks; Seized Cars; Career Limiting Sexts | 09.02.15

Deloitte appoints psychologists to lead new business [FT]
The firm acquired Kaisen Consulting in the hopes to build a "leadership consulting practice," just the latest service area that further cements their desire to be a professional services Walmart.

If the taxman takes your car, recode your garage door [Tax Update]
Via a Treasury report, Joe Kristan notes this unfortunate side-effect to having your car seized:

During our discussions with IRS employees involved in the seizure process, we determined that there was no guidance on what actions to take if seized vehicles are equipped with installed navigation or garage door opening systems. Additionally, except for one employee, everyone we spoke with had not considered what actions to take if they seized a vehicle with one of these systems. While we do not have any examples in our case reviews of this situation occurring, it is in the taxpayers’ and Government’s best interest that employees are prepared if seizures involve these types of systems. If these systems are not reset to the original factory settings, there is a risk that the third-party purchaser of the vehicle can gain access to the taxpayer’s personal information or property. For example, the purchaser could use the vehicle navigational equipment to locate a taxpayer’s residence and then use the garage door opener to gain access to the home.

In other words, keep that Yugo.

Donald Trump Wants to Raise His Own Taxes, and Here’s How He Could Do It [Bloomberg]
Eliminating 1031 like-kind exchanges.

Accountant admits defrauding $4M from N.J. church [NJ.com]
Donald Gridiron faces 20 years after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return.

Job offer rescinded after applicant sends nude selfie [UPI]
Here's a strange way to follow up an interview:

Elmhurst [IL] police said the human resources manager at a St. Charles company contacted authorities Aug. 14 to report receiving two nude pictures via text message Aug. 11 and 13 from a man who had been offered a position with the company.

"There was a conditional offer of employment made to this particular applicant," Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth told the Chicago Tribune. "He texted the HR director and sent a nude photo of himself."

Ruth said the company learned the identity of the sender when he later used the same phone number for a follow-up call.

Life lesson: don't assume that people at the office want to know what you look like naked before you start working there.

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