Preparing your tax return is enough to make just about any one of us weep like young children. The tax code is insanely complex. Before you begin, print this out and read it when you are getting stressed out. A good laugh can make a big difference.
The IRS! They're like the Mafia, they can take anything they want! - Jerry Seinfeld Do you realize that some tax forms ask you to check a box if you are BLIND? If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract - teach him to deduct. - Fran Lebowitz I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it. - Laurie Anderson When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.
- Doug Horton If a person is an economic being and figures out the odds, then there is a very high incentive to cheat. That is, of course, putting aside honor, duty and patriotism. - Jerome Kurtz, former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service I can give you 1040 good reasons why I hate the government.
- Terri Guillemets Q: Why is a tax audit like a tornado? A: In the beginning there's a lot of screaming and in the end you lose your house. Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before. - Art Buchwald When are we going to be allowed to list the government as a dependent? The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes naturally, no one wants to live any other way.
- Judith Martin Behind every man who achieves success, Stands a mother, a wife and the IRS. - Ethel Jacobs The Internal Revenue Code is about 10 times the size of the Bible - and unlike the Bible, contains no good news. - Don Rickles Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
- Will Rogers The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. - Albert Einstein.
Barry Waxler is a financial advisor with UFCAmerica.com.