Ed. note: In case you don't religiously follow my every move on Twitter, I should tell you we're in Boston this week brainstorming on how to make Going Concern an even better virtual watercooler than it already is. So if things get a little quiet around these parts, it's because we are busy little bees at the office. You can help by keeping an eye out for any important headlines and by trolling Life at Deloitte in our absence.
OMG SURGE IS BACK! It's like I'm 15 all over again! [Bloomberg]
Banned as a financial planner, a disgraced man turned to providing tax advice instead Sometimes you just can't keep a determined dude down [MM Au]
No one likes nasty letters [Twitter]
Do a bad audit and the PCAOB writes you a nasty letter. So many nasty letters, so few good audits. The beat goes on….
— Sam E. Antar (@SamAntar) September 15, 2014
Payroll Taxes Can Bring IRS To Your Door, Even Land You In Jail [Forbes]
You can listen to this IRS scammer phone call, which isn't nearly as funny as Sam Antar's [RTV6]
Deloitte decides against legal ABS move Well, guess you better call Saul: "One of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms has ruled out developing its legal services business through the alternative business structure route. The revelation by Deloitte follows PwC Legal’s securing of the right to offer reserved legal services earlier this year. Deloitte told the Gazette it is not interested in following the same path and has no plans to apply for an ABS licence." [The Law Society Gazette]