IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME

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
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 the 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?
And sail away 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
All rights reserved

 

WE’RE DRINKING TO A BIG REFUND

Here’s a repeat of another tax season favorite.

WE’RE DRINKING TO A BIG REFUND
(To tune of, “White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin)

We’re drinking to a big refund
Just like the ones we had last year
Been through tax instructions
Need large deductions
A tax return to bring good cheer

We’re drinking to a big refund
Just gave our CPAs the gig
Here’s to Fate and Fortune, a swig
Now may all our tax refunds be big.

We’re drinking to a big refund
To pay off credit cards we owe
After year-long spending
Sales never-ending
We need a miracle to show

We’re drinking to a big refund
One that won’t land us in the brig
Uncle Sam don’t be Captain Quigg
See that all our tax refunds are big

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved.

 

 

 

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME

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))

Verses:
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
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

Bridge:
Deduct for the 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
But those who face an audit jam the pews

Verses:
It’s beginning to feel a lot like tax time
Moral codes eschew
Whose to prevent you if,
You take off for a nifty skiff?
And sail away 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, 2013  by Robert S. Steinberg
All rights reserved

TAXPAYER RELIEF

TAXPAYER RELIEF
(To the tune of “Learning the Blues,” by Delores Vicki Silvers, made popular by Frank Sinatra in 1950s)

Verses
Some thought it was good news
Tax rates aren’t rising
Not so for the well-off
Who are now realizing
They’ll pay the piper
And the pain won’t be brief
And that’s what they’re calling
Taxpayer relief

But even the workers
Will notice their net-pay
Decline from a tax-hike
From the party they’d let play
Mean fiscal war-games
‘Gainst the Dems and the chief
Who’ve passed what they’re calling
Taxpayer relief

Bridge 1
The AMT should never touch
The middle class no-how
So, when they pass a patch we
Shouldn’t need
How dare they take a bow

Verse
To add to the insult
You’ll lose your exemptions
And all those deductions
Will phase-out, need I mention
On your investments
A new tax pours on grief
And this they are calling
Taxpayer relief

Bridge 2
And tax reform’s a word we’ve heard
That always seems to vex
For every time they say reform
The Code grows more complex

 Verse
And now they’re preparing
To forge the next battle
On spending and budgets
Loudly sabers will rattle
Always repeating
Same old crime like a thief
Till congress reforms though
We’ll get no relief

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE TAX TIME

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
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
Whose to prevent you if, you take off for a nifty skiff?
Sailing off accross 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
All rights reserved