Tax humour

November 15th, 2011

Q. What’s the difference between an introverted and an extroverted accountant?

A. An introverted accountant stares at his shoes while he is talking to you.  An extroverted accountant stares at your shoes while he is talking to you.

Q. Why do accountants get excited on the weekends?

A. Because they are allowed to wear casual clothes to work.

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Explaining the flag

February 20th, 2010

A Dutchman was explaining the red, white, and blue Netherlands flag to an American.

“Our flag is symbolic of our taxes. We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bills, and blue after we pay them.”

The American nodded. “It’s the same in the USA only we see stars, too!”

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The HAPPY Act?

October 21st, 2009

For today’s trivia laugh, try this one:  Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan wants pet owners in the States to be able to deduct animal care expenses from their taxes.  I’d love to have a loonie for each time a tax client has asked me, with their tongue planted firmly in their cheek, if they can claim their pet on their tax return.  If McCotter has his way, this will become reality for American’s.  Of course, as this article points out, there are thousands of bill introduced each year that go nowhere.  My guess is this will be one of them.

It wouldn’t be just a tiny claim either: The bill proposes to allow up to $3,500 in costs to be claimed!  I haven’t ever done the math, but I hope I never spend this kind of money on my dog in one year.  Maybe I’d want a tax break too if that’s how much I was spending!

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More light humour……

July 30th, 2009

“Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.”     Author’s name not known.  But we all know what he’s talking about!

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