First, the good news. Your 2010 personal income tax return is not due on April 15. The government has decided to give you three (3) extra days to procrastinate and so the deadline is April 18, 2011.
And the bad news? Your 2010 personal income tax return is not due on April 15. The government has decided to give you three (3) extra days to procrastinate and so the deadline is April 18, 2011.
Whether it's due on April 15 or April 18, you still gotta do it.
So you've got [less than] a month left. How's it going? Are you an early bird or a last-minute latecomer?
Either way, I'm here to help you get started.
I'm here to help you laugh all the way to your Form 1040. The best way to start working on your income tax return is with a smile on your face.
Here's my Top Ten Favorite Tax Jokes & Quotes, courtesy of the rich and famous:
#10 -- Mark Twain
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
#9 -- Arthur Godfrey
I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.
#8 -- John S. Coleman
The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.
#7 -- Herman Wouk
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
#6 -- Winston Churchill
There is no such thing as a good tax.
#5 -- Albert Einstein
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
#4 -- Robert A. Heinlein
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors...and miss.
#3 -- Barry Goldwater
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
#2 -- Rush Limbaugh
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
And my #1 personal favorite:
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
Until next time, Many Happy Returns.
Wayne M. Davies is author of three tax-slashing eBooks for small business owners and the self-employed. To learn more tax deduction tips, check out the Tax Reduction Toolkit today for 29 little-known legal loopholes that will reduce taxes by thousands, for small business owners and the self-employed only at www.TaxReductionToolkit.com. For a free copy of Wayne's 25-page report, "How To Instantly Double Your Deductions" or to learn more, visit http://www.YouSaveOnTaxes.com. If you're looking for a good tax preparer, visit http://www.goodtaxpreparer.com/© 2011 Wayne M. Davies
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