Slippery taxes on my boat.
Smelly taxes on my goat . . . .
Income taxes here and there.
Excise taxes everywhere!
I sure don't like to pay my tax.
No one does! That's just the facts!
Fortunately, our friend Sam I Am is there with a solution. You might already know what it is:
You do not like them, so you say.
Perhaps a plan can save the day.
'Cause everybody hates to pay,
but careful planning saves you hay.
Armed with a plan, our narrator takes on the task of tackling his Form 1040. (Can you imagine how much fun Dr. Seuss had with that illustration?) And while Sam I Am can't make paying taxes as tasty as a plateful of green eggs and ham, he can make them at least palatable:
Say, I don't hate this tax so much!
Your careful planning saved a bunch!
So now I'm writing off my boat.
You found some credits for my goat!
And now I'm "sheltered" in the rain.
And in the dark and on a train,
and in a car and in a tree.
I'm paying so much less, I see!
I've stuffed my savings in a box.
I'm feeling clever like a fox!
I've saved enough to buy a house!
Tomorrow I'll deduct my mouse!
I know I owe them here and there,
but planning saves me everywhere!
Your planning saved me from a jam --
Thank you! Thank you, Sam I Am!
You've loved Dr. Seuss since you were knee-high to a Sneetch, right? So now that you know how much he appreciates a tax plan, why on earth are you waiting for your own?