15 Funny Jokes and Bits About Taxes and the IRS
They say there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. Although one can argue that the second leads to the first. Whether it’s dealing with the IRS or getting rightfully upset at billionaires using tax loopholes, taxes are a prime source of frustration, making them prime material for comedy as well. (Though truth be told, some of the richer comedians seem to have more animosity than others.)
Here are some of the funniest jokes, scenes and sketches regarding the IRS and the pain of paying taxes…
‘Blade Don’t Pay No Goddamn Taxes’
On stage, Chris Tucker told a story about a conversation he had with a blazed Wesley Snipes, who tried to explain to Tucker that he didn’t have to pay taxes. Which, based on Snipes’ prison stint for tax evasion, was incorrect.
Who Gets the Money?
Rob Huebel hosts a game show through Funny or Die that discusses how the Republican tax plan hosed regular people over billionaires. There’s confetti everywhere.
Dave Chappelle on Donald Trump’s Taxes
“And then (Trump) said, ‘If you want me to pay my taxes, then change the tax code. But I know you won’t because your friends and your donors enjoy the same tax breaks that I do.’ And with that, my friends, a star was born. No one had ever seen anything like that. No one had ever seen somebody come from inside of that house outside and tell all the commoners, ‘We’re doing everything that you think we are doing inside of that house!’ Then went right back into that house to start playing the game again.”
The Joker’s Moment of Sanity
There are some foes even the Joker isn’t crazy enough to test.
Jimmy Carr’s Tax Issues
U.K. comedian Carr stumbled upon what he thought was a legal tax avoidance scheme that got him in deep trouble. During the midst of his scandal, the panel on his TV comedy chat show, 8 Out of 10 Cats, dug into him about his tax issues.
Black Dynamite Fights the IRS
He’s got until the 15th, you money-hungry, bureaucratic sonsabitches.
Ron Swanson on Taxes
On Parks and Recreation, Ron imparts his views on taxes and the government to a little girl for her school report. That little girl’s lunch never had a chance.
Taxes Get Hank Hill All Worked Up
Phil Hartman as Sam Walton
Michael Che on His Taxes
“When you pay taxes, they let you keep all of your money, all year, and at the end, they say, ‘You owe us 40 percent.’ Which is a lot for me because I don’t know what I’m paying for. I’ve never dialed 911. I put out my own fires.”
Bozo the Tax Accountant
Family Guy knows that even though he’s a clown, Bozo gives great tax advice, especially for sex-related industries.
Joe Zimmerman on America’s Bad Tax System
“In other countries, the government will tell you what you owe, and then you just have to pay it. Here, our government is like, ‘Okay. What do you think you owe us?’
“‘I have no idea, just tell me.’
“‘Nope, you got to add it up. And then give it.’
“‘Well, I’m really unorganized; what happens if I add it up wrong?’
“‘You could go to jail.’
“‘That’s terrifying. Please, I’ll pay whatever you want. Just tell me.’
They’re the tax experts, even if they both share the same body.
One may wonder why a space alien would have to pay taxes in the United States, but American Dad believes Roger’s multiple personas still need to pay their fair share.