50 Funny Quotes About Taxes

You know what they say... in this life, only two things are constant - death and taxes. While one day we may conquer death, it seems unlikely we will ever conquer taxes! So to help us cope with this taxing situation, some witty people have had some funny stuff to say about taxes. Here we bring you 50 of the funniest quotes about taxes.

“For every tax problem, there is a solution which is straightforward, uncomplicated-and wrong.”
“If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see how bad it is with representation.”
– Farmer’s Almanac
“I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can’t get killed by a blank?”
– Milton Berle
“I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons.”
— Douglas Adams
"Day in and day out, your tax accountant can make or lose more money than any single person in your life with the possible exception of your kids."
― Harvey Mackay
“People that cheat on their taxes truly disgust me. This is not the world I want to raise my 27 dependents in.”
“I figured out why Uncle Sam wears such a tall hat. It comes in handy when he passes it around.”
— Soupy Sales
“How many God-fearing, tax-paying, law-abiding men in Las Vegas does it take to light a bonfire? Both of them.”
"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta."
— Dave Barry
"The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall."
– Denis Healey
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
– Ronald Reagan
“The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.”
“Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?”
– Peg Bracken
"Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag. That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That's a red flag."
― Jay Leno
"Death, taxes, and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them."
― Margaret Mitchell
"Accountant after reading a nursery rhyme to his child: “No, son. It wouldn't be tax deductible when Little Bo Peep loses her sheep. But I like your thinking."
“Intaxication: That nice feeling you get when you receive a tax refund until you realize it was your own money in the first place.”
"A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers."
— Jay Leno
"Most entrepreneurs would rather have root canal surgery without anesthesia than go through the nightmare that is tax return preparation."
— Nina Kaufman
"Instead of taking the pants off the taxpayer it might be better to take the vest off the vested interests."
— Mark Twain
"There can be no taxation without misrepresentation."
— J.B. Handelsman
"Then there was the man who declared in court, he wasn't a person. "Excuse me, sir, why haven't you paid your taxes." "Well, as you can clearly see, I am not a person." "Well, you look like a person." "No it's all done with mirrors, trust me!"
- Lewis Black
"A person doesn't know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it."
- Ann Landers
"An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt."
- Fred Allen
“On my income tax 1040 it says “Check this box if you are blind.” I wanted to put a check-mark about three inches away.”
– Tom Lehrer
“The Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.”
– George Bernard Shaw
"You don't pay taxes ― they take taxes."
― Chris Rock
“I love America, but I can’t spend the whole year here. I can’t afford the taxes.”
— Mick Jagger
“It's easy to find out who is going to become a tax collector. In the nursery, give all the kids lemons. The one who squeezes it dry is going to work for the IRS.”
"The politicians say 'we' can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians."
— Steve Forbes
"I firmly believe the death tax is good for people from all walks of life all throughout our society."
— George W. Bush
"If you don’t drink, smoke, or drive a car, you’re a tax evader."
– Thomas S Foley
“Tax day is the day that ordinary Americans send their money to Washington, D.C., and wealthy Americans send their money to the Cayman Islands.”
– Jimmy Kimmel
“The Taxpayer’s prayer: Oh Mighty Internal Revenue Service, who turneth the labor of man to ashes, we thank thee for the multitude of thy forms which thou hast set before us and for the infinite confusion of thy commandments, which mulitplyth the fortunes of lawyer and accountant alike.”
— Russell Baker
“Children may be deductible, but they are still taxing.”
“They can't collect legal taxes from illegal money."
— Al Capone
"The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax."
— Thomas Dewar
"A tax cut to compensate for a tax increase is not a cut — it's a con."
— Tony Abbott
"Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement'. Not so. No one was fooled."
— Dan Quayle
"There is no income tax in Russia. But there's no income."
— Will Rogers
"The term “tax humor” is no doubt an oxymoron to many people; to the more cynical, it is an apt description of the entire tax code."
— John F. Lekel
“When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.”
– Vanya Cohen
“The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them.”
– Bill Vaughan
“I put all my money into taxes. They’re the only thing that’s sure to go up!”
“The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would tax Botox. When Botox users heard this, they were horrified. Well, I think they were horrified. It’s difficult to tell.”
— Craig Ferguson
“Some taxpayers close their eyes, some stop their ears, some shut their mouths, but all pay through the nose.”
— Evan Esar
"You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart."
— David Rockefeller
"A tax is a fine for doing well, a fine is a tax for doing wrong."
— Mark Twain
"Every culture has some ritual for joining two people together and making them stay that way, and ours is giving tax breaks."
- Bauvard
"If cigarette taxes are meant to discourage smoking, wouldn’t income taxes discourage working?"
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