74 Best Quotes about Taxes

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The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. - John F. Kennedy

Leaving America means renouncing your citizenship, moving out of the country and leaving family and friends behind. You can retain your citizenship if you like, but you'll still be away from loved ones and still be paying taxes. You lose all the good stuff about America and have to keep all the bad stuff. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Love Quotes

Just dying should not be a reason for taxes. - Todd Akin , Politician

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. - Ronald Reagan, President

Economy Quotes


More freedom means more jobs... less government and less taxes. - Todd Akin , Politician

Freedom Quotes

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. - Lao Tzu

Authority Quotes

We must care for each other more, and tax each other less - Bill Archer

Get Well Soon Quotes

I am and will remain a tax resident in France and in this regard I will, like all French people, fulfill my fiscal obligations. - Bernard Arnault , French Businessman

All the Congress, all the accountants and tax lawyers, all the judges, and a convention of wizards all cannot tell for sure what the income tax law says - Walter B. Wriston

Get Well Soon Quotes, Accounting Quotes, Lawyers Quotes

The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose - William Simon

Get Well Soon Quotes, Purpose Quotes

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin - Mark Twain

Tax Quotes

We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it. - John Sherman

I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank? - Milton Berle, Comedian

That's why so many stars are making pictures in Europe today. The tax guys are making thieves out of everybody. - Bud Abbott, Actor

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations. - Tom Allen , Politician

I believe - we all pay taxes. I'm happy to pay it, but I hate to have it abused, money wasted, no accountability. That's going to bother you. - Lou Holtz

Accounting Quotes, Ability Quotes, Money Quotes

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things. - Tom Allen , Politician

Money Quotes, War Quotes

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it. - Tom Allen , Politician

Children Quotes, Health Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Belief Quotes, War Quotes

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it. - Warren Buffett, Businessman

The more you earn, the less you keep, And now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to take, If the tax-collector hasn't got it before I wake. - Ogden Nash

Get Well Soon Quotes

It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta - Dave Barry, Journalist

Get Well Soon Quotes, American Quotes, Time Quotes

If we don't do something to simplify the tax system, we're going to end up with a national police force ofinternal revenue agents - Leon Panetta

Certainly, the job of a U.S. senator is to create a climate conducive to creating jobs, which is lower taxes and less government regulation. What Harry Reid has been doing is putting forward those policies that actually put more regulation on business. - Sharron Angle, Politician

Business Quotes

For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? - Jesus Christ

Love Quotes

The premise of my whole campaign has been not that people need to believe what I say to them, but they need to look at what I have done. And what I have done in the state of Nevada, I have voted over a 100 times against tax and fee increases, poor public policy, and unconstitutional bills. - Sharron Angle, Politician

Time Quotes

The Republicans have lost their standards; they've lost their principles... Really, that's why the machine in the Republican Party is fighting against me... They have never really gone along with lower taxes and less government. - Sharron Angle, Politician

We are all used to paying a sales tax when we buy things - almost 9 percent here in New York City. The application of this concept to the financial sector could solve our need for revenue, bring some sanity back into the financial sector, and give us a way to raise the revenue we need to run the government in a fiscally responsible way. - Eliot Spitzer

Sanity Quotes

Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income - Alfred E. Neuman

Effort Quotes

There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some - Martin A. Sullivan

Get Well Soon Quotes, Justice Quotes

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

Death Quotes

Governing isn't as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory - to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined. - Brian Baird, Politician

Balance Quotes

The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes. - Spencer Bachus, Politician

Wage Quotes

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

Get Well Soon Quotes

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood! - Honore de Balzac

Fate Quotes, Science Quotes

Religious organisations have an automatic tax-free charitable status. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Religious Quotes

For every benefit you receive a tax is levied. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field. - Dan Ariely , Economist

Motivational Quotes, Desire Quotes

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. - John F. Kennedy

Decision Quotes, Economy Quotes, Risk Quotes, Strength Quotes, Experience Quotes, Potential Quotes

A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right. - Author Unknown

Get Well Soon Quotes

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible. - Andy Warhol

In Europe, it's common to hear about young professionals living with their parents. With the continent's high rents and taxes and its population density, it makes sense. - Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist

Parents Quotes

Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Get Well Soon Quotes, Courage Quotes

A tax cut to compensate for a tax increase is not a cut - it's a con. - Tony Abbott, Politician

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. - Will Rogers, Actor

American Quotes

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers, Actor

Death Quotes, Time Quotes

An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt. - Fred Allen , Comedian

I think that the best things that governments can do for productivity is not whack on new taxes and, if we can get institutions like schools and hospitals functioning better, well that's obviously good for the overall productiveness of our society. - Tony Abbott, Politician

President Obama has lowered taxes more than he has raised them, and they are today lower than they were in President Reagan's time. But you don't hear conservatives crowing about that. - Eric Alterman, Writer

Time Quotes

The sales tax seems to be more politically acceptable than the income tax - Raymond C. Scheppach

Get Well Soon Quotes, Tax Quotes

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. - Douglas Adams, Writer

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? - Will Rogers, Actor

Business Quotes

4 Top quotes about Taxes by Noam Chomsky

I didn't pay my taxes for years. - Noam Chomsky

The childcare tax credit makes some sense. - Noam Chomsky

Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes... to an extent, that's true elsewhere, including the United States, but it's been pretty extreme in Greece. - Noam Chomsky

Wealth Quotes

My own feeling is that one should refuse to participate in any activity that implements American aggression - thus tax refusal, draft refusal, avoidance of work that can be used by the agencies of militarism and repression, all seem to me essential. - Noam Chomsky

American Quotes, Work Quotes, Feeling Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Taxes by Michele Bachmann

I'd like to give zero out capital gains tax and zero out the dividends tax, zero out alternative minimum tax, and zero out the death tax. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Death Quotes, Tax Quotes

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Children Quotes, Education Quotes, Risk Quotes, Work Quotes, Reform Quotes

I get how devastating high taxes are to job creation. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Creation Quotes

I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Law Quotes

5 Popular quotes about Taxes by Bill Gates

Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

There certainly is a case to be made that taxes should be more progressive. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

You can't have a rigid view that all new taxes are evil. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Evil Quotes

When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Work Quotes, Choice Quotes

There is no doubt that as an economy grows in a great way like India has, that you have to step back and change your tax systems, because you start to get more disparities of wealth. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Change Quotes, Economy Quotes, Great Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Doubt Quotes

11 Amazing quotes about Taxes by Barack Obama

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will. - Barack Obama, American President

Wisdom Quotes, Work Quotes, Compromise Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Wealth Quotes

I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. - Barack Obama, American President

If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. - Barack Obama, American President

In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them. - Barack Obama, American President

American Quotes

The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole. - Barack Obama, American President

Business Quotes, Economy Quotes

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. - Barack Obama, American President

Economy Quotes, Work Quotes

But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. - Barack Obama, American President

American Quotes, Aim Quotes

Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America. - Barack Obama, American President

Work Quotes, Choice Quotes

In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again. - Barack Obama, American President

American Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Greed Quotes, Worth Quotes

Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs. - Barack Obama, American President

Reform Quotes

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, and a lot of millionaires to boot. - Barack Obama, American President

Economy Quotes, Wealth Quotes, History Quotes, Reform Quotes