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Got the Income Tax Blues? On April 15th, The Tax Man Cometh and Taketh


That Devil wants it all! 

He'll give you the Income Tax Blues...



INCOME TAX BLUES by Ralph Willis - 1951 
"I got my income tax this mornin' Yes, and it's gotta be paid I got my income tax just this morning Yes, and ..." 

Read and hear more tax-themed blues songs on the Uncensored History of the Blues.
[Get the MP3 from Amazon here.]


Uncle Sam's Midnight Deadline is Looming Over Your Shoulder!


Is your tax situation a Comedy, or a Tragedy?

Filling out those forms can make you happy, or very sad...


Just remember, the Devil's in the details...


And it's the little things that count.


Alas, the more you work, the more you pay.


But how do you make people pay? 

Enter 'The Donald' -- Duck that is. Here's Disney's 1943 IRS propaganda cartoon [Source]:

Donald Duck marches around his house, listening to the radio and filling out his tax form. Occupation: actor. Dependents: three (Huey, Dewey and Louie).


The Beatles - George Harrison's The Tax Man

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman



OLE SIR TAXY-WAXY

Ole Sir Taxy Waxy
He turned my income out
Ole Sir Taxy Waxy
He knocked my upkeep down
My overhead he under-footed
My profits all he gayly looted
He got my shoes and I got booted
Ole Sir Taxy Waxy
He's sho' got me uprooted.

"Don't that get your pity pumping?"

From the fantastic Krazy Kat comic strip by George Herriman.

Income Tax History Links:
  1. Library of Congress
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Google Search for tons more history, and the Pros and Cons.

P.S.
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Snoopy: "Dear IRS, I am writing you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list."

If only!
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