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Footnotes: KPMG Wins Some Audits; Debating Tax Reform’s Chances; The Second Head Rolls (Sorta) | 05.16.13

KPMG Tops Q1 SEC Audit Wins [AT]

Is Tax Reform Doomed? A Debate. [Bloomberg]

Get IRS Out of the Business of Regulating Political Speech [TaxVox]

Apple target of Senate hearing on offshore taxes [Politico]
Second IRS official to leave amid Tea Party targeting scandal Joseph Grant, the acting commissioner for the agency's tax-exempt and government entities division, plans to retire, according to the IRS. An internal IRS announcement said that Grant would retire from the agency on June 3. [The Hill]
How to Avoid Organizational Mood Swings [CFO]
NFL Linebacker James Harrison Spends More On Massage Than You Did On Your House. But Can He Deduct It? [Tony Nitti/Forbes]
Government investigative reports are most damning in the detail, not the sound bite. Some 80 percent of the sample of applications studied in the report were not resolved within a year. Of the 296 cases reviewed, 160 were still open as of December 2012, with delays running 206 to 1,138 days. Some of those open cases are nearly as old as my 4-year-old daughter, Penelope, who has learned to speak, read, write, count, walk, run, skip, jump and swim in that time. When it comes to dawdling, however, even she cannot match the I.R.S. [DealBook]
Police Called to Free Grown-Ass Man Stuck in High Chair at McDonald's [Gawker]

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