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August 13, 2009 · 9 comments

Maybe it’s summer.

Maybe it’s my grief over the UBS saga finally ending.

Or maybe I’ve just been inspired by 1LPoet to find my inner poet.

But it’s that time again. I feel some tax haiku coming on…

In honor of today’s post:

Oh Connecticut.
Your tax burden is so high.
Thank God for Jersey.

Re the UBS settlement:

It’s done, Switzerland.
No more banking secrecy.
Now you just have cheese.

Estate tax repeal.
It’s not going to happen.
Empty Treasury.

Section 1-6-2
You allow me to expense
I think I love you.

It’s no fun if you’d don’t play along! Give it a whirl below. Use 5 syllables – 7 syllables – 5 syllables.

It’s so easy, even an unlicensed tax pro can do it (that’s for you, Robert!).

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joe Kristan August 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm

My Iowa-centric attempt.

The Power Fund
Renewable Energy?
Corporate Welfare!

I know, keep my day job…

2 Urbie August 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Little IRA,
Put away so long ago;
Should be worth much more.

Such a tiny state,
But Rhode Island taxes big!
Size does not matter.

(Tip of the hat to our off-season info session at Block for this one)
Stimulus credit,
Not if you’re a dependent,
An April surprise.

(This one refers to my property-tax bill, which is based on an assessment done before the crash)
Taxing real estate,
County coffers getting fat,
‘Tho we’re worth much less.

Taxes stay the same,
User fees pick up the slack;
must raise cash somehow.

Urb

3 Chris Wright August 14, 2009 at 6:43 am

I can’t believe it
I am really doing this
I have reached new heights

If Law School fails me
I can always write haiku
Who cares about tax?

4 Robert D Flach August 14, 2009 at 8:03 am

KPE-

I had to try just one:

Congress, read my lips.
Refundable credits bad!
Encourage much fraud.

I will have to write down these things during the year so that I am ready for next year’s challenge.

TWTP

5 T-Bone August 14, 2009 at 8:06 am

I loathe the F-BAR
with thee ever changing rules
Please extend again

6 Dave L August 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

Tax code is complex
Exceptions have exceptions
Ever increasing

7 Margaret August 14, 2009 at 9:33 am

I’m a health care lawyer, so:

Access to health care
Can we guarantee for all
And still reduce costs?

8 Jeff Krause August 14, 2009 at 9:46 am

I’m new at this but I will give it a shot.

Wisconsin sales tax
You bury us in red tape
Business is fleeing

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