Who sings about the taxman? …a bunch of people, as it turns out.
This video uses “the Taxman” song by The Beatles and is clearly created by high school students. But the video is comical and the chase sequences remind me of many British comedies:
Or, if you like the song but prefer something a little more authentic, here’s the 1967 cartoon by The Beatles themselves:
Okay, I realize that those two videos weren’t technically about the IRS. But it does show that the problems we face with the IRS are not unique to the US. Rather, the taxman (and taxwoman) are universal problems.
Here’s a song, titled “The Tax Collector”, that your grandparents probably laughed at. It’s by Flanders and Swann. I can’t make out all of the words (and I’ve searched diligently for the lyrics and can’t find them) but it sounds pretty funny. In my opinion, it’s worth a couple of listens!
This tax rap song by Jumane Redway is a little more specialized. And his heart’s in the right place although I don’t think we’ll see this song on a Billboard chart any time soon.
This talented singer croons about IRS section 61 which defines Gross Income (GI) which comes from any source of income derived including stocks, alimony, tips, royalties, dividend, proceeds of benefits including services, meals, stock, lodging, and real property.
And this song is about Fair Taxation… not surprisingly, it’s from the Fair Tax rally in South Carolina.
This is just a little humor at the IRS’s expense to help with the burden of the working man and woman who keep this great nation moving forward.