Whether you’re an employee or business owner, Tax Day is probably not a date on the calendar you look forward to. Unless you’re expecting some type of a refund, no one enjoys filing tax returns. Depending on the situation, the process can be both time consuming and stressful.

As a law-abiding citizen, however, it’s your duty to you pay the right amount of taxes and file your returns on time. Here are some slogans and quotes that will help make the process feel more tolerable.

Tax Day Slogans

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To start off, here are some simple slogans and phrases about tax days.

  • Taxes are necessary for every government.
  • Taxes provide the funds for our roads.
  • Remember, we can’t exist without taxes.
  • Pay your taxes and be a responsible citizen.
  • Do your duty as a citizen.
  • Paying taxes is a responsibility.
  • Paying taxes dutifully means that you’re a good, law-abiding citizen.
  • Do you know that you pay taxes every day?
  • Do you want national progress? Pay your taxes.
  • Development equals taxes.
  • File your income tax promptly.
  • Your taxes go a long way.

Tax Day Quotes

What do famous people say about taxes and Tax Day?

  • “Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.” – Lord Bramwell
  • “The best things in life are tax-free.” – Joseph Bonkowski
  • “The payment of taxes gives a right to protection.” – James Wayne
  • “New York State is upside down and backward; high taxes and low performance.” – Andrew Cuomo
  • “Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.” – Alfred Neuman

“Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.” – Albert Bushnell Hart

  • “They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” – Al Capone
  • “A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.” – unknown
  • “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
  • “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • “Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction written today.” – Herman Wouk
  • “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.” – Albert Einstein

Funny Tax Day Slogans

No one likes to pay taxes. Here are a few slogans that remind us that we are all in this together.

  • It’s tax day. It’s pretty taxing.
  • Uncle Sam is a really greedy uncle.
  • Wait… I thought my taxes were being cut last year.
  • Taxes: you pay it, and they waste it.
  • A few things I’d rather be doing than paying taxes: going to the doctor, visiting the dentist, mowing my lawn, watching paint dry. Should I continue?
  • Dear IRS, kindly delete me from your mailing list.
  • It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Taxman!
  • Fine, tax me.
  • My Uncle Sam doesn’t send me a birthday card even though I send him a portion of my paycheck every two weeks.
  • Prepare your tax report.
  • It’s not as bad as it seems.
  • I thought filing taxes was supposed to be easy.
  • No taxes, no government.
  • Tax day is entertaining, to say the least.
  • You just got to love tax day.
  • It’s yours and theirs.
  • It’s the best time to teach about taxes.

Funny Tax Day Quotes


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Even the rich, powerful, and famous have something funny—or sarcastic—to say about taxes and Tax Day.

  • “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream” – Bill Murray
  • “For every tax problem, there is a solution which is straightforward, uncomplicated-and wrong.” – unknown
  • “The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them.” – Bill Vaughan
  • “Trying to do your own taxes is like a do-it-yourself mugging.” – unknown
  • “When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.” – Vanya Cohen
  • “Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related.” – JC Watts

“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

  • “I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey
  • “The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.” – unknown
  • “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” – Unknown
  • “The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” – Arthur Clarke
  • “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” – Mark Twain

Tax One Liners

Check out these one-liners about the benefits of taxes.

  • Obey the law and pay taxes.
  • This is where your taxes go.
  • Can I write this off?
  • Pay taxes. Change the country.
  • Your responsibility to the country begins today.
  • Through taxes we’ll grow.

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  • Taxes are not evil.
  • Be happy you’re taxed.
  • Taxation occurs everywhere.
  • I’m listing this as a business expense.
  • No nation without taxes.
  • With your taxes, we’ll become great people.
  • A great nation starts with responsible taxpayers.
  • No harm in paying your taxes.

Funny Tax One Liners

We can make paying taxes a bit more tolerable with humor.

  • Don’t tax me!
  • Call me a taxidermist.
  • It’s the taxman!
  • Can’t tax this.
  • Not tax again!
  • How many taxes do I pay? I lost track.
  • Increase my taxes and you cut my budget.
  • Go tax me.
  • Nothing lasts forever except taxes.
  • No tax, no problem.
  • Double my taxes and triple my pain.
  • How much do I tax thee?
  • No such thing as tax-free nowadays.
  • Does the taxman get taxed?
  • We’re taxees!

Movie Quotes about Taxes

Many movies mention taxes. Some may even feature taxation, finance, and the economy as the central story. Here are some noteworthy movie quotes concerning taxes.

  • “Death and taxes” – Death, Meet Joe Black
  • “Greetings from your friendly neighborhood tax collector” – The Sheriff Of Nottingham, Robin Hood
  • “Grandma, you didn’t pay your taxes?” – Happy Gilmore, Happy Gilmore

“One thing is true of all governments: The most reliable records are tax records.” – V, V for Vendetta

  • “A heavy tax shall be levied against all parasites and sponges.” – Professor Ratigan, The Great Mouse Detective
  • “There were good people who could ill afford the cruel tax about to be imposed upon them. And there were others.” – The Narrator, The Little Drummer Boy

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  • “Taxes, taxes, taxes.” – Alan-a-Dale, Robin Hood
  • “President to ask for more taxes. So, what else is news?” – George Jetson, The Jetsons

“This part of my life is called Paying Taxes. If you didn’t pay ‘em, the government could stick their hands into your bank account and take your money.” – Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

  • “Uncle Sam! He puts his hand in your shirt and squeezes your tit till it’s purple.” – Byron Hadley, The Shawshank Redemption
  • “Department of Internal Revenue, you know, income tax. -Oh yes, yes. -We thought you were gangsters.” Flame O’Neill, Champagne for Caesar
  • “I should’ve committed highway robbery to get that tax money for you.” – Ashley Wilkes, Gone with the Wind

Inspirational Quotes for Tax Season

  • Don’t worry. Your tax will be put to good use.
  • Where do you think we’ll get the funds for national development?
  • Your taxes go back to you.
  • The benefits of taxing outweigh its disadvantages.
  • Are you enjoying government benefits? That’s because of your taxes.
  • Taxes can make national aspirations come true.
  • “Read my lips: no new taxes.” – George Bush
  • “No government can exist without taxation. This money must necessarily be levied on the people; and the grand art consists of levying so as not to oppress.” – Frederick the Great
  • “Count the day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.” – Franklin Adams
  • “Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.” – Franklin Roosevelt
  • “Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: animals have instincts, we have taxes.” – Erving Goffman
  • “To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.” – Edmund Burke

Paying Taxes Slogans

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April 15th is tax day.

We need to pay taxes so the government to can function and provide all sorts of services that benefit us. Here are some