The Best Celebrity Quotes About Tax Day

From FDR to Snoopy, it seems everyone has something to say — either amusing or inspiring — about taxes.
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Nobody likes doing their taxes. Even Albert Einstein said the income tax was one of the hardest things in the world to understand. But there’s always a bright side, if you look for it. For example, while death and taxes are life’s only certainties, per Benjamin Franklin, at least when it comes to taxes, you can get an extension if you need one.

When you need a break from your 1040, amuse yourself with these quotes.

Tax time is not a season anyone enjoys …

“Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list.” — Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy)

… and always seems to come at the worst time.


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While it can feel frustrating …

“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

… paying taxes has its benefits.


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After all, taxes are what keep civilization running smoothly …

“Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude — not a punishment for making money.” — Alain de Botton

… and provide a great opportunity to educate future generations …


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… or just to show a little kindness.

“Every year, I include a piece of chicken in the envelope with my taxes. Not as a bribe, just a little treat for the guy at the IRS who opens it.” — Jimmy Kimmel

So while it may drive you crazy …


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… and it may hurt like hell …

“You don’t pay taxes — they take taxes.” — Chris Rock

… it’s all about perspective …

“People think of taxes as money just being robbed from you. They don’t consider the benefits of paying taxes. The benefits that they get, and also the benefit of just being a part of a large group of people: a town, or a city, or a country, or a society that allegedly should stand together and all try to help each other.” — Michael Schur

… and patriotic duty.


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Paying taxes can even remind you of your success …

“Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me … Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government rather than one requiring the government to regularly write checks to us-say, because we are disabled or unemployed.” — Warren Buffett

… and of course, it’s not optional.

“Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble.” — Richard M. Nixon

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