Saturday, February 24, 2007

Beats Drowning In a Shoebox of Receipts

As I started to think about starting to think about doing my taxes, I found a good stalling technique was to collect some random thoughts on taxation from various sources on the internet:

What Mae West said about sex is true about taxes. All tax cuts are good tax cuts; even bad tax cuts are good tax cuts.

What's the difference between a mosquito and an IRS agent? One is a bloodsucking parasite, the other is an insect.

"It's tax time and President Bush is saving a lot on taxes this year. He's writing off his entire second term." --David Letterman

"65% of people say that cheating on your income tax is worse than cheating on your spouse. The other 35% were women." --Jay Leno

There is no child so bad that he/she can't be used as an income tax deduction.

Nothing makes a person more modest about their income than to fill out a tax form.

The income tax forms have been simplified beyond all understanding.

Income-tax forms should be more realistic by allowing the taxpayer to list Uncle Sam as a dependent.

A lot of people still have the first dollar they ever made - Uncle Sam has all the others.

It is reported that the politicians in Washington are thinking of abolishing the income tax and taking the income.

Another American invention is the permanent temporary tax.

Patrick Henry ought to come back and see what taxation with representation is like.

Another difference between death and taxes is that death is frequently painless.

For every tax problem there is a solution which is straightforward, uncomplicated and wrong.

How do you know you've met a good tax accountant?
He has a loophole named after him.

The kid had swallowed a coin and it got stuck in his throat, and so his mother ran out in the street yelling for help. A man passing by took the boy by his shoulders and hit him with a few strong strokes on the back, and so he coughed the coin out.
"I don't know how to thank you, doc...", his mother started.
"I'm not a doctor", the man replied, "I'm from the IRS".

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