Tax Thoughts for Labor Day

Labor Day is almost here, and soon summer will be “officially” over. If that’s got you down, here’s a collection of tax quotes to brighten your day.

“A dog who thinks he is man’s best friend is a dog who obviously has never met a tax lawyer.”
Fran Lebowitz

“We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability. But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two. ‘At least,’ as one man said, ‘there’s one advantage about death; it doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.'”
Erwin Griswold

“Of course the truth is that the congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the laws they pass. The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there. I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you’d find at least one sex scene (“‘Yes, yes, YES!” moaned Vanessa as Lance, his taut body moist with moisture, again and again depreciated her adjusted gross rate of annualized fiscal debenture’).”
Dave Barry

“You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip.”
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“The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card. A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here.”
Steve Forbes

“The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.”
Will Rogers

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt.”
Fred Allen

“Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.”
Mike Royko

We hope you enjoyed these quotes. But please remember this: there’s nothing funny about paying taxes you don’t legally have to pay. If this season’s pain has you looking for a plan to pay less tax, call us today. And remember, we’re here for your family, friends, and colleagues too!