Letter to the IRS

Calculating your maximum Tax Return penalty


A couple of weeks after hearing a sermon on Psalm 51:2-4 (knowing my own hidden secrets) and Psalm 52:3-4 (lies and deceit), a man wrote the following letter to the IRS:

“I have been unable to sleep, knowing that I have cheated on my income tax. I understated my taxable income, and I have enclosed a check for $150. If I still can’t sleep, I will send the rest.”


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The current tax code is a daily mugging. - Ronald Reagan

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love. - Joe E Lewis

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. - Kevin Kruse

A hypocrite is a man who pays his taxes with a smile. - Will Rogers

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. - Leona Helmsley

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. - Ronald Reagan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes. - Albert Einstein

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. - Oscar Wilde

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them. - Bill Vaughan

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - e e cummings

Taxes are the dues that we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society. - Franklin D Roosevelt

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. - John Foster Dulles

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite so satisfying as an income tax refund. - Unknown

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers

Gorilla tourism is vital to Rwanda's economy: It's the third highest source of income. - Andy Serkis

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life, particularly if he has income and she is pattable. - Ogden Nash

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans. - Kin Hubbard

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki

Taxpayer - someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. - Ronald Reagan

All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every living organism to live beyond its income. - Samuel Butler

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. Clarke

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. - Thomas Jefferson

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

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

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes.
I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers


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26-Jun-2022