You may have had an extra three days to get your taxes done this year, but that doesn't make tax day any more fun. Watching your hard-earned money go to the government, no matter what good comes from it, is bound to make you want to scream, but with a few funny tax day quotes, you may be able to make through April 18.
It's not hard to laugh at taxes. People have been making fun of them for years. I can't count the number of television shows that pick fun at taxes during an episode, but one of my favorites is Roseanne. Waiting in line at the IRS to find out the rules for a form, being redirected to the massive tax law book, and fighting against the "man"? That's what tax day is all about!
OK, and it's also about paying what you owe to Uncle Sam so you can help fund the ongoing highway construction that makes you late to work every day, the Social Security that people claim you're never going to see in our lifetime, and help support the defense operations many don't even agree with. Yay taxes!
Don't get too depressed. Taxes are taxes, and to make it feel a little lighter, here are 11 funny tax day quotes so you don't cry into your forms.
"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf." ― Will Rogers
"I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank?" ― Milton Berle
"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
"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
"You don't pay taxes ― they take taxes." ― Chris Rock
"Death, taxes, and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them." ― Margaret Mitchell
"When it comes to taxes, there are two types of people. There are those that get it done early, also known as psychopaths, and then the rest of us." ― Jimmy Kimmel
"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
"Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38 percent of their ice cream." ― Conan O'Brien
"According to a recent survey, 12 percent of Americans say that it's fine to cheat a little on your taxes, while the other 88 percent know not to talk to a guy with a clipboard asking them if they cheat on their taxes." ― Jimmy Fallon
"You know, if the U.S. government wanted to boost the economy there's a simple solution: make Black Friday the refund date for your state and federal taxes." ― Stanley Victor Paskavich