Just for fun: Our favourite tax quotes


So just for a bit of fun we thought we’d share with you some amusing tax quotes. If you have any better ones we’d love to hear them!

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”   Mark Twain

“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.”  Arthur Godfrey

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.”  John Maynard Keynes

“I’m like tax. You’re going to pay one way or the other.”  Shaquille O’Neal

“When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.”  Plato

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”  Winston Churchill

“I love America, but I can’t spend the whole year here. I can’t afford the taxes.”  Mick Jagger

“He’s spending a year dead for tax reasons.”   Douglas Adams

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”
Margaret Mitchell

“He said that there was death and taxes, and taxes was worse, because at least death didn’t happen to you every year.”  Terry Pratchett

“Isn’t it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool’s Day and ends with cries of ‘May Day!’?”  Rob Knauerhase

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”  Ronald Reagan

“The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.”  Denis Healey

“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