Tax Quotes

But in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Jonathan Swift

A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but who doesn't have to take a civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan

The trick is to stop thinking of it as 'your' money.
Revenue Auditor

The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax!
Albert Einstein

The Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

The avoidance of taxes is the only pursuit that still carries any reward
J M Keynes

To please universally was the object of his life; but to tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
Edmund Burke


Lord Bramwell

Adam Smith

There are two distinct classes of men... those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.
Thomas Paine

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end. It has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes
Thomas Paine


Jean Jacques Rousseau

There are two systems of taxation in our country: one for the informed and one for the uninformed.
Honorable Learned Hand, US Appeals Court Justice

Over and over again Courts have said there is nothing sinister in so arranging one's affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich and poor, and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands. Taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. to demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.
Honorable Learned Hand, US Appeals Court Justice


Dave Barry (US columnist)

Arnold Raum (Senior US Tax Court Judge)

Benjamin Franklin said nothing is certain but death and taxes: but at least death doesn't get worse every year.