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The Most Famous Tax Day Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote. — Steven G. Calabresi

Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. — Thomas Sowell

As American taxpayers know too well, the tax code is incredibly complex and compliance is all to expensive. — Jim Ramstad

Always overpay your taxes.That way you'll get a refund. — Meyer Lansky

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. — Herman Wouk

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam. — Richard Miller

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam. — Olin Miller

Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. — Tom Daschle

The IRS! They're like the Mafia, they can take anything they want! — Jerry Seinfeld

In america, there are two tax systems: one for the informed and one for the uninformed. Both are legal — Learned Hand

Short Tax Day Quotes

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  • I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • The best things in life are free — Luther Vandross
  • Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax. — Mike Royko
  • The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain
  • The politicians say 'we' can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians. — Steve Forbes
  • Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. — Neil Peart
  • What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue. — Thomas Paine
  • Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry. — Thomas Paine
  • The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government. — James Madison
  • There is no liberty without dependency. That is why we should celebrate tax day. — Cass Sunstein
Tax day quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Income Tax Day Quotes

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One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. — Ron Paul

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

We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much. — Ronald Reagan

The biggest roadblock to middle-class economic advancement is that governments confiscate more than a third of all family income. Each year the average American taxpayer works 127 days - from January 1 until May 7 - just to pay taxes. — Thomas DiLorenzo

Taxes are indeed very heavy - We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness. Three times as much by our Pride. And four times as much by our Folly. — Benjamin Franklin

The United States has a system of taxation by confession — Hugo Black

Every good citizen should be willing to devote a brief time during some one day in the year, when necessary, to the making up of a listing of his income for taxes to contribute to his Government, not the scriptural tithe, but a small percentage of his net profits. — Cordell Hull

This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher. The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. — Albert Einstein

There wasn't any Republicans in Washington's day. No Republicans, no Boll Weevil, no income tax, no cover charge, no disarmament conference, no luncheon clubs, no stop lights, no static, no head winds. My Lord, living in those days, who wouldn't be great? — Will Rogers

Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Taxes Funny Quotes

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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

Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement'. Not so. No one was fooled — Dan Quayle

The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love — Joe Louis

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. — Ambrose Bierce

A fool and his money are soon invited everywhere. — Warren Buffett

A tax is a fine for doing well, a fine is a tax for doing wrong. — Mark Twain

Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay — Milton Friedman

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

There is no income tax in Russia. But there's no income. — Will Rogers

I love America, but I can't spend the whole year here. I can't afford the taxes. — Mick Jagger

Pay Your Taxes Quotes

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I think trading Bitcoin while reading twitter is a bad idea. The news that governments expect you to pay your taxes and abide by existing laws should not be driving panic in the marketplace. The main stream interpretations are almost always the opposite of the true implication. — Michael Saylor

I also think that if you want to put a price on carbon, why not just do it with a simple tax? Why not ask motorists to pay more, why not ask electricity consumers to pay more and then at the end of the year you can take your invoices to the tax office and get a rebate of the carbon tax you've paid — Tony Abbott

If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead -- if you strike oil. — J. Paul Getty

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly. — Mario Cuomo

In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care. — Michael Burgess

In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care. — Michael C. Burgess

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. — Bill Murray

Government: If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law. — Edward Abbey

Interesting thing about being rich is once you pay your taxes, you're still rich. — Lewis Black

Citizenship in the 21st century requires more than paying your taxes and voting and occasionally running for office. That even if you're never in political office, you have political responsibilities. You can make your society stronger and better. — William J. Clinton

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I don't think that we need to see [Donald Trump] tax returns to verify his financial acumen. I walk into the Trump Tower every day and I'm like, this guy did pretty well for himself before I got here. — Kellyanne Conway

I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. — Elizabeth Warren

In my home state of Indiana we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes. — Mike Pence

I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day. — Richard Pryor

If you took every single penny that Warren Buffett has, it'd pay for 4-1/2 days of the US government. This tax-the-rich won't work. The problem here is the government is way bigger than even the capacity of the rich to sustain it. The Buffett Rule would raise $3.2 billion a year, and take 514 years just to pay off Obama's 2011 budget deficit. — Mark Steyn

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here. — Alan Greenspan

Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace and it's got to be fixed. — John McCain

David and Charles Koch are pretty much as far right as you can get on the ideological spectrum without falling off. They are far right libertarians, very anti-government, very pro-business, very anti-tax, anti-regulatory, in favour of free markets ruling the day. — Jane Mayer

The more you earn, the less you keep, And now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to take, If the tax-collector hasn't got it before I wake. — Ogden Nash

Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues & silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power & India will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air & water would be taxed in India. — Winston Churchill

Oh, here's your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las Vegas. And the president is furious. Not President Obama, the president of China. It's his money. It's his money she spent. — Jay Leno

Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine's Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty. — Jerry Weller

There has been no organized effort to keep government down since Jefferson's day. Ever since then the American people have been bolstering up its powers and giving it more and more jurisdiction over their affairs. They pay for that folly in increased taxes and diminished liberties. — H. L. Mencken

I don't pay much attention to magazine covers. One day, there'll be slack times in my career. It's unavoidable, because success is temporary. Which is why you have to stay focused on this very taxing job. — Lea Seydoux

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

We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it. — John Sherman

Escapology has one thing going for it that probably made Harry Houdini such a superstar in his day and a legend in the present. Everyone wants to escape from something. Taxes, contracts, illness, work, the multitude of burdens that we chafe under are shadows from which we want to escape. — James Randi

What a day for the Tea Party people. Did you see that? America's parks and fairgrounds were lost in a sea of man-boobs. They were venting their anger and rage against taxes, which, of course, in most cases for them went down. Protesting their taxes went down, but you know, why let the truth spoil a perfectly good Klan rally. — Bill Maher

Your profits are going to be cut down to a reasonably low level by taxation. Your income will be subject to higher taxes. Indeed in these days, when every available dollar should go to the war effort, I do not think that any American citizen should have a net income in excess of $25,000 per year after payment of taxes. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn't raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves - and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund? — Rick Perry

A person doesn't know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it. — Ann Landers

Our opponents see an America in which every day is April 15, tax day. Well, we see an America in which every day is the Fourth of July. — Ronald Reagan

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