IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME – 2015

 

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME
(To tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” by Meredith Willson (1951))

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time.
April of the year.
You’ve been scouring your checkbook for –
some charity checks and more –
the taxes on the homestead you love dear.

It’s beginning to feel lot like tax time.
Must they ruin the spring?
Feel afraid of the debt you’ll owe.
Afraid Uncle Sam will know
that you have not reported everything.

Deduct for that family trip, even the wine that you sip.
Claiming everything that you spend or do or use.
Driven miles on the family car, no matter to where or how far.
Self-assessment clouds the mind like booze.
And those who face an audit jam the pews.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time.
Moral codes eschew.
Who’s to prevent you if,
you take off for a nifty skiff,
sailing off across the ocean blue?

It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time.
Bribe your CPA.
Stick a pin in a voodoo doll.
Take a loan from your uncle Sol.
Then file your tax return and pray.

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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