Old Man Taxes, Here I Am

Did you file with a smile?

Irving Berlin did, and wrote a song about it for the IRS seventy years ago.  Berlin, a Russian immigrant, said, “This country has been wonderful to me. I love my country. I love to pay taxes.”

Listen to the Smart Set sing “I Paid My Income Tax Today,” by Irving Berlin, and try feeling patriotic and penniless instead of just penniless.

Find the official record, lyrics, and music from Treasury Department files here.

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