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"The Tax Audit"
Season 2, episode # 21
# 43 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date February 19, 1974
Production code 221 (2x21)
Written by: Bernie Kahn
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Larry Haines
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The Tax Audit was the 21st episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 43rd overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal cooper, the episode, which was written by bernie Kahn, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 12, 1974.

"The Tax Audit"
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Walter is a nervous wreck as the Findlays get a tax audit but the tax auditor, Harvey Clarke, turns out to be a man who tried to rape Maude 31 years ago in Boston, Massachusetts. When she tells Walter, he doesn't want to do anything about it, but Maude can't let it go and decides to refresh Harvey's memory.


Maude is in for a rude awakening as the man (Larry Haines) who conducts Walter's tax audit is the same man who attempted to rape her three decades before. Walter doesn't want to address the subject, forcing Maude to take matters into her own hands, giving the auditor a history lesson he won't forget.

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  • Note:With this episode, Rue McClanahan becomes a regular and is listed in opening credits.

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  • Larry Haines as Harvey Clarke

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