If you can’t laugh at yourself, then laugh with your accountant…

As Albert Einstein commented, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” We realize that taxes are frustrating, and try to make the tax preparation process as simple as possible for Bach, James, Mansour & Company clients. Sometimes you just have to throw up your hands and chuckle at the whole process.

Since it is summer and we are currently between tax deadlines, I thought we would have some fun with this blog post and pick out our favorite accountant jokes. Here are the top 10 accountant jokes (G-rated) that we’ve heard over the last year:

  1. What is the definition of a good tax accountant? Someone who has a loophole named after him.
  2. Why did the accountant cross the road?  Because he looked in the file and that’s what they did last year.
  3. If an accountant’s wife can’t sleep, what does she say? “Darling, tell me about your work.”
  4. Where do homeless accountants live? In a tax shelter.
  5.  There are just three types of accountants: those who can count and those who can’t.
  6. Here is a sign that your accountant is crazy (from a David Letterman Top 10 list): In several places on your tax forms, he’s written “give or take a million dollars.”
  7. You Might Be An Accountant If… You have no idea that GAP is also a clothing store.
  8. How does Santa’s accountant value his sleigh? Net Present Value.
  9. What do you call an accountant without a calculator?  Lonely.
  10. After listening to her mother recite nursery rhymes at bedtime, the accountant’s young son asked her a question. “No, sweetie,” answered the accountant. “When Little Bo Peep lost her sheep that wouldn’t be tax deductible…but I like your thinking.”
  11. What do you call an accountant who always works through lunch, takes two days holiday every two years, is in the office every weekend, and leaves every night after 10 PM? Lazy.

Do you have any favorites? Please let us know and we will expand the list. Have a great rest of your summer and remember that the CPAs at Bach, James, Mansour & Company are here when you’re ready to start planning for 2015 and beyond.

Neal Bach, CPA