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Quotes of the Day for 17 January 2001 – Taxes

The tax-preparation firms are advertising on television, trumpeting the size and speed of the refunds they can secure for us. Accountants are gearing up to prepare and send out statements of income received, in the US they are W-2 and 1099 forms. With three months to the filing deadline I'll probably come back to this subject a couple of times.

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The quotes:

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure.
     - Mark Skousen

I'm a lawyer, and I can't make head or tail out of the current [tax] form.
     - Richard M. Nixon

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

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
     - F. J. Raymond

Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag. That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying your taxes. That's a red flag.
     - Jay Leno


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