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When it comes to taxes, everyone (including us in Los Angeles, California) has an opinion – even when there isn’t a tax problem requiring tax help.

“Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.” – Lord Bramwell, 19th Century English jurist
“Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.” – Will Rogers, humorist
“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form.”
– Laurence J. Peter, author
“To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.” – Edmund Burke, 18th Century Irish political philosopher and British statesman
A tax loophole is “something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.”
– Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator
“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.”
– Unknown
“No government can exist without taxation. This money must necessarily be levied on the people; and the grand art consists of levying so as not to oppress.” – Frederick the Great, 18th Century Prussian king
“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” – Arthur C. Clarke, author
“The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.” – James Madison, U.S. President
“I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is – I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Arthur Godfrey, entertainer
“Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.” – F. J. Raymond, humorist
“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” – Albert Einstein, physicist
“Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.” – Gerald Barzan, humorist
“Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” – Plato
“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice