Footnotes: Don’t Be a Jerk, It’ll Cost You; Notes From Council; What Scandal, Again? | 10.21.13

Douchey Australian accountant fined for being douchey [The Southland Times]

Perhaps taxes should be a little simpler but not simplistic [Christian Science Monitor]

The American Center for Law and Justice is expanding its lawsuit against Obama's IRS over the "IRS scandal" you may have heard about [The Hill]

Apparently filing fake tax returns can be classified as humanitarianism and/or "doing God's work" [Seattlepi.com]

News out of the fall meeting of AICPA Council: Smithers and the AICPA minions will be working on an AP accounting course for high schoolers? [Twitter]

Also from Council: If you're going to form today's young professionals into leaders, you gotta get 'em when they're young [Twitter]

If you have nothing else to watch on teevee, the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool debuts tonight. Those of you considering leaving public accounting for a life of fame and fortune as a pop star should probably watch, if for no other reason than to get a lesson in how not to plan your financial future. [Businessweek]

Are virtual currencies the new offshore tax haven? [TaxProf]

Just a reminder that I will be at the AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit in DC later this week. If anyone else is attending, HOLLLLLLAAA [AICPA]

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