A couple of late passes have been handed in at DDP Towers, giving qualifying obits to those who died a little while back. First up, making it to The Times obituary page over a month after he carked it, is Mortimer Caplin. A promising amateur boxer in his youth, Caplin instead took his talents to the world of taxation: first as a lawyer, then an educator and most notably as the US Commissioner of Internal Revenue during the JFK administration. He was responsible for the first computer database of American taxpayers and arguably did more for anyone else to raise the public profile of the IRS. Because who doesn’t love taxmen? He did just four days after his 103rd birthday.