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Entry from September 25, 2022
“Income Tax: The fine you pay for thriving too fast”

"Income Tax: The fine you pay for thriving too fast” was printed in an ad in The Daily Olympian (Olympia, WA) on March 3, 1961. Authorship of the saying is unknown.

“Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast” is a popular income tax saying that was printed in Insight on the News (Washington, DC) on April 30, 2001. Authorship of this variation is also unknown.


Newspapers.com
3 March 1961, The Daily Olympian (Olympia, WA), pg. 10, col. 8 ad:
Dale Tresner
says:
Income Tax: The fine you pay for thriving too fast.
(Tresner & Son.—ed.)

Newspapers.com
9 November 1961, The Union-Banner (Clanton, AL), pg. 11, col. 7:
Income Tax: The fine you pay for thriving too fast.

Newspapers.com
22 December 1963, Akron (OH) Beacon Journal, “Facts and Fads” by Earl Vicariu, pg. 10C, col. 1:
Today’s Definition
INCOME TAX: The fine you pay for thriving too fast.

Newspapers.com
20 April 1973, Wausau (WI) Daily Record-Herald, pg. 1, col. 8:
Jest a minute
Income tax: The fine you pay for thriving too fast

30 April 2001, Insight on the News (Washington, DC), “With even more attacks on taxes” by Ted Hayes and Stephen Goode, pg. 4:
A lot of what people have said about taxes comes from that source named “Anonymous,” as are the following:
(...)
“Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast”

Google Groups: alt.humor
Tax jokes
Geordie the Forgery
Mar 25, 2004, 8:39:04 PM
(...)
> Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast.

Twitter
Artisuu
@artisuu
Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast.
2:38 PM · Dec 17, 2009·Ping.fm

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Peter Githinji
@Peter_Githinji
Income Tax the fine you pay for thriving too fast.
2:25 AM · Apr 26, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Houston Tax Help
@hou_tax
Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast.
5:57 PM · Jan 4, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Pavan R Chawla
@PavanRChawla
Income tax: A fine you pay for thriving too fast (Ambrose Bierce)
2:03 AM · Dec 17, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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Nigel Wilkinson
@nigelwnw
RT @LibertarianView: Higher Rate Income Tax (n):  The fine you pay for thriving too fast > clever
3:35 PM · Jan 30, 2013·Hootsuite

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Jonathan H
@jholowka
@theSarahJane Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast. #taxjokes
10:52 AM · Apr 25, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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David Rae, CFP® AIF®
@DavidRaeCFP
“Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast."-Anonymous
7:00 PM · Apr 14, 2014·Hootsuite

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Cozby & Company, LLC
@cozbycompany
“Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast.” ~ Anonymous
9:49 AM · Aug 18, 2015·Facebook

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al abbott
@alabbottjr
“Income tax is the fine you pay for THRIVING so fast.” ~ copied
6:58 AM · Apr 17, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
RnDTaxClaims
@RnD__TaxClaims
Income tax is the fine you pay for thriving so fast.
#RnDTaxClaims. #tax #TaxCompany #TaxExperts #TaxSeason #TaxProfessionals #finance #taxreform #taxes #taxservice
8:30 AM · Apr 23, 2022·Hootsuite Inc.

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