Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pay your Taxes!!!

How often do you freak out when you read reports about how the tax payer's money is being exploited by the government officials for their own benefit.Well this citizen could take it no longer which is apparent in his letter to the Income Tax Department.

Dear Tax Collectors,

Enclosed you will find my this  years tax return showing that I owe $3,407.00 in taxes. Please note the attached article from the  Country Today newspaper, dated 12 November, wherein you will see the Department of Defense is paying  $171.50 per hammer and our Space Research Organization has paid $600.00 per toilet seat.I am enclosing four (4) toilet seats (valued @ $2,400) and six  (6) hammers valued @ $1,029), which I secured at Home Depot,  bringing my total remittance to $3,429.00. Please apply the   overpayment of $22.00 to the “Presidential Election Fund,” as  noted on my return. You can do this inexpensively by sending them  one ball point pen (see aforementioned article from Country Today newspaper detailing how Ministry for Education pays $22.00 each for  every ball pen). One ball pen is enclosed for your convenience.It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look   forward to paying it again next year.

A Satisfied Taxpayer


  1. Is this for real? Or was it your imagination? Whatever it is, it was witty. :D

  2. Hahaha, Really, This is a great idea, if it could be actually implemented. :D

  3. With the CWG extravaganza organised by the government this is what all of us would have to do. We can ask the OC for the price list of things like toilet paper :)

    Send to Kalmadi. He is in exalted company as far as procurement of stuff at exorbitant prices go! It would cheer the beleaguered man :D

  4. Hi, good to see your blog & your interest in the nation, politics & issues like corruption. I had been to Freedom Park, Bangalore to support the Anna Hazare team recently. I have shared my experience on my blog . Do have a look. The same is shared on IndiBlogger also at :) Puneet