Top 80 Income Tax Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Income Tax Quotes from famous people such as Bruce Rauner, Paul Ryan, Robert W. Welch, Jr., Harry Browne, Subramanian Swamy, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We have to reduce the tax burden, whether it's income t

We have to reduce the tax burden, whether it’s income tax for corporations or private individuals, and we should put a freeze on property taxes.
Bruce Rauner
Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.
Paul Ryan
It was under Wilson, of course, that the first huge parts of the Marxist program, such as the progressive income tax, were incorporated into the American system.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
In the 1880s, people all over the world looked to America for inspiration. Its very existence was proof that it was possible to have a relatively free and peaceful country. No income tax, no foreign wars, no welfare state, no intrusions on civil liberties.
Harry Browne
I think the first thing we should do is abolish the income tax.
Subramanian Swamy
And my response is 70,000 people in the state of Maine that paid income tax in 2011 will not be paying income tax in 2012.
Paul LePage
I have not purposely gone out to try to avoid paying income tax.
Harry Redknapp
I got five kids – I claim three for income tax purposes.
Tracy Morgan
I’ve got people handling the media. I employ at the moment two people. No-one is paying income tax on the money they use to employ people.
Ken Livingstone
I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year.
Carly Fiorina
I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe, that the high income tax cuts work, period. I don’t think the evidence supports that.
Austan Goolsbee
Here’s the truth. The proposed top rate of income tax is not 50 per cent. It is 50 per cent plus 1.5 per cent national insurance paid by employees plus 13.3 per cent paid by employers. That’s not 50 per cent. Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Why is it that half of the households in America pay zero income tax? We need some real tax reform.
John Cornyn
I support a progressive state income tax.
Lori Lightfoot
What you do by having an income tax rate reduction across the board, you really provide great incentives for people to work, produce, and increase output. So I would support a carbon tax in replacement for a progressive income tax.
Arthur Laffer
The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that in 2016, the corporate income tax raised $300 billion in revenue, while what it called ‘targeted subsidies’ cost about $270 billion. In other words, Congress could eliminate the subsidies and cut the corporate rate nearly in half without any significant loss in revenue.
James B. Stewart
Obama and Clinton wrongly believe that the corporate income tax is a tax on the rich. The reality is that rich corporations don’t pay taxes – workers do.
Lawrence Kudlow
There are big winners in Paul Ryan’s ‘Roadmap,’ and you can guess who they are. He would cut taxes for the wealthy, completely eliminate the corporate income tax, and create a value added tax.
Jan Schakowsky
We vetoed five income tax increases during my time as governor. We cut business taxes $2.3 billion, and we cut regulation by one-third of what my predecessor put in place.
Chris Christie
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
Barry Goldwater
I don’t support any increase in income tax rates.
Jon Ossoff
The income tax is flawed for a number of reasons – it discourages economic growth and encourages a bloated government.
Mark Skousen
Security concerns are especially high with regard to the e-filing of Income Tax returns that is rapidly being extended from commercial entities to individuals. Leading IT security experts and tax consultants are unhappy at the lack of security in e-filing of Income Tax returns.
Sucheta Dalal
Tax expenditures for middle- and working-class Americans – like the earned income tax credit – aren’t thought of as loopholes; they’re just thought of as benefits.
Alex Pareene
The truth is, our corporate income taxes are some of the highest in the world, and frankly, in my judgment it’s unpatriotic if you’re not for reducing the corporate income tax. We want to make it so American companies are on a more level playing field competing with companies around the world.
Jim Jordan
If I could wave a magic wand, we would eliminate income tax; we would eliminate corporate tax. We would abolish the IRS, and we could replace all of it with one federal consumption tax.
Gary Johnson
I favor the abolition of all Social Security, Medicare and estate taxes. In their place, we should create a simple income tax system that has no deductions or credits at all.
Ari Fleischer
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
Will Rogers
We definitely are a supporter of lowering corporate income tax and managing through the reprehension of cash for companies because we do think that’ll give them more ammunition to grow their businesses and expand what they do.
Adena Friedman
The unpopularity of raising corporate or personal income tax has been a straight jacket constraining Labour’s thinking on how best to invest and grow the economy.
Barry Gardiner
High tax rates distort economic decision making, and our corporate income tax rate is one of the highest in the world.
Jason Chaffetz
Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who vote

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year.
William Weld
No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.
Joe Biden
In 2010 the U.S. will have a payroll tax rate increase, an estate tax increase, and income tax increases. There’s also a tax increase coming in 2010 on carried interest. This rate will rise from its current level of 15 percent to 35 percent, and then it will rise again in 2011.
Arthur Laffer
A consumption tax, a national sales tax makes some sense. But I think that if we move towards a Fair Tax, if we move towards a national sales tax, we have to make sure that we do away with the income tax.
Ken Buck
The federal government is often said in militia circles to have made wholesale seizures of power, at times by subterfuge. A leading grievance holds that the 16th Amendment, which authorizes the federal income tax, was ratified through fraud.
Barton Gellman
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein
I have got gold secure all the time so income tax people will not be able to take the gold from my neck!
Bappi Lahiri
According to our Christian ethics, we’re supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
Bob Riley
If you have Trump avoiding income tax and money coming in, and then he’s still able to control it and use it as if it was his income to help his interests, then you’re starting to see a bigger legal problem.
David Fahrenthold
Everyone else is parsing it in terms of lowering the corporate income tax. Eliminate it. It’s not that big of a generator of income, and it’s a double tax. Get rid of it, and you would have an explosion of hiring.
Gary Johnson
I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art.
Corita Kent
Why not put a tax on carbon emissions. It would raise a lot of money, it would reduce the environmental damages in the future, it would solve so many problems, and it would be a much more constructive thing to do than to think about raising the income tax.
Robert F. Engle
Rich people are so eccentric, and I don’t think people really realize. Especially by the turn of the century, they were living like rappers, and there was no income tax. They are some of the most fascinating people, and I am endlessly fascinated.
Riki Lindhome
No one has ever taken a serious stab at reducing fraud and cheating in Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, earned income tax credits, and so on. Trump will.
Stephen Moore
For every day the government is shut down, it should be that we don’t have to pay income tax that day because they’re not working.
Jesse Ventura
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
Mike Royko
Putting, say, an 85 per cent income tax rate is unlikely to bring in much revenue.
Angus Deaton
In general, anyone who paid the long distance telephone tax will get the refund on their 2006 federal income tax return. This includes individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Virgil Goode
Let’s abolish the IRS, let’s eliminate income tax, let’s eliminate corporate tax, let’s balance the federal budget, and if we need a tax, it can be one federal consumption tax.
Gary Johnson
Why not just eliminate the federal income tax?
Gore Vidal
In income tax, there is no case for amnesty.
P. Chidambaram
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax, releasing you from Social Security, ending the insane war on drugs, restoring gun rights, and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions.
Harry Browne
We’re going to look awfully stupid if we give income tax relief to people who do not pay income taxes.
Joe Scarborough
I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can’t get killed by a blank?
Milton Berle
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
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
Herman Wouk
Instead of a universal basic income, we could have a basic income guarantee. Or, as economists prefer to call it, a negative income tax.
Rutger Bregman
Anybody who is familiar with the historical data from the IRS knows that raising income tax rates will likely actually reduce federal revenues.
Mike Pence
There’s a lot to be said for expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Pete Buttigieg
The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
Alan Keyes
We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity.
Ernie Fletcher
I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. B

I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush.
Jerry Falwell
Ford’s federal income tax rate was just 2.3 percent in 2009 even though it made $3 billion in profits.
Bernie Sanders
I like to say I’m more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
Pete Seeger
Low-wage individuals barely get anything. I think we have to reward work, and I do think that we need to bump up the earned income tax credit to help low-wage workers.
Mike Coffman
Though the Income Tax Act obliges even non-residents to pay tax on incomes earned in India, many foreign institutional investors avoided paying taxes citing the Double Taxation Treaty with Mauritius.
Prashant Bhushan
I’ll tell you who doesn’t have any personal responsibility. Companies like General Electric and others who pay absolutely no income tax.
Michael Moore
When I started to pay income tax, I was 50 years old.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we’re prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits.
Timothy Geithner
I still believe a majority of Republicans are for income tax cuts.
Mary Fallin
Texas has no income tax, which is a big draw for corporate executives who do business there. But it’s hardly tax-free. The property taxes are high for a Southern state. The sales taxes are high. One study found that the bottom 20 percent of the Texas population pays 12 percent of its income in state and local taxes.
Gail Collins
No state income tax, no snow, lots of golf courses, and ready-made gated communities make Florida an irresistible place for seniors – the ones who have the income level – to retire.
W. Kamau Bell
As far as income tax payments go, sources vary in their accounts, but a range of studies find that immigrants pay between $90 billion and $140 billion in Federal, State, and local taxes.
Luis Gutierrez
I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
A fairer system bases itself on actual outcomes – if you earn more you pay more, through progressive income tax.
John McDonnell
There are many people who think we should have zero tax on capital gains, interest and dividends for everybody, as – the very, very wealthy. But recognize that means that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett would pay no income tax at all. And some people say, ‘Well, that’s a good thing for growth of the economy.’
Mitt Romney
We’ve outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs, but there’s major competition from India and China. It’s not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.
Ernest Istook
If Scotland is to have the power to fix its income tax rate for the whole country, England needs a body that can fix its income tax rate for the whole country.
John Redwood
On my income tax 1040 it says ‘Check this box if you are blind.’ I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
Tom Lehrer