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Tax

Definition: A compulsory contribution levied on workers' income and business profits; added to goods, services, and transactions.
Number of Quotes: 12

Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Franklin P. Adams

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

Tax laws also benefit those who have the best lobbying efforts ... and the larger the corporations are, the smaller proportion they pay in taxes.
Jimmy Carter

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

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

Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
Milton Friedman

The best taxes are such as are levied upon consumptions, especially those of luxury ... They seem, in some measure, voluntary; since a man may chuse how far he will use the commodity which is taxed.
David Hume

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that operates with perfect equality.
Andrew Jackson

Under the hypnosis of war hysteria, with a pusillanimous Congress rubber-stamping every whim of the White House, we passed the withholding tax.
Vivien Kellems

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell

Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.
Plato

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