It is THAT time of year. This Friday brings us to April 15 and here is hoping you have your taxes finished. If not, the good news is that this year you have an additional three days to get everything in order by the eighteenth. So, with that little bit of “good” news, I leave you a few hopefully humorous thoughts about taxes.
The futility of riches is stated very plainly in two places: the Bible and the Form 1040.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth – less 40 percent inheritance tax.
If my business gets much worse, I won’t have to lie on my next tax return.
There is no child so bad that he/she can’t be used as an income tax deduction.
The path of civilization is paved with tax receipts.
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait until April 15 or, as is the case this year, April 18.
Golf is a lot like taxes. You drive hard to get to the green and then wind up in the hole.
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
The income tax forms have been simplified beyond all understanding.
After a man pays his income tax, he knows how a cow feels after she’s been milked.
Suppose we had to pay on what we think we are worth?
George Washington never told a lie, but then he never had to file a Form 1040.
The guy who said that truth never hurts never had to fill out a Form 1040.
Come to think of it, these income-tax forms leave little to the imagination and even less to the taxpayer.
Filling out your own income tax return is something like a do-it-yourself mugging.
Behind every successful man stands a woman and the IRS. One takes the credit, and the other takes the cash.
A lot of people still have the first dollar they ever made – Uncle Sam has all the others.
A harp is a piano after taxes.
Of course you can’t take it with you, and with high taxes, lawyer’s fees, and funeral expenses you can’t leave it behind either.
A dime is a dollar with all the various taxes deducted.
The reward for saving money is being able to pay our taxes without borrowing.
A political promise today means another tax tomorrow.
Patrick Henry ought to come back and see what taxation with representation is like.
There is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax.
We wonder why they call them “tax returns” when so little of it does.
The best things in life are still free, but the tax experts are working overtime on the problem.
Thought for the Week
It’s about ten times the size of the Bible — and unlike the Bible, contains no good news. ~Don Nickles, about the Internal Revenue Code
From the flyleaf of a book about economics I once read: ““The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing” ~ Jean Baptiste Colbert
Another good one.