Monday, November 22, 2010

Taxes Can Be Fun!

Who says taxes can’t be fun? Take my fun Tax Test and see what you know – or don’t know – about federal income taxes!

1) In 1913, which state ratified the 16th Amendment which gave Congress the authority to effectuate an income tax system?

a. Wyoming.

b. Hawaii

c. The 16th Amendment was never properly ratified and the entire tax system
is illegal! We must ban together and revolt against such tyranny!

2) The highest individual income tax rate was:

a. 77% in 1918 to finance World War I

b. 94% in 1944 to finance World War II

c. 99% in 1981 to fund Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars Defense System, with over
half the funds used to purchase light sabers for the U.S. Army

3) The original name of the Internal Revenue Service was:

a. The War Finance Administration

b. The Bureau of Internal Revenue

c. Taxes Я Us

4) The heroine in Diane’s debut novel, to be released in September 2001, is:

a. funny and feisty

b. smart and sassy

c. all of the above

5) The hero in Diane’s debut novel is:

a. smart, sexy, and successful

b. yummy

c. all of the above

Correct answers: 1 – a, 2 - b, 3 - b, 4 - c, 5 - c

If you scored:

4 or 5 – Congratulations! You’re an honorary tax nerd!

2 or 3 – You’re not a tax nerd. Congratulations!

0 or 1 – You’ve had too many margaritas. Hand over the keys.

Fun stuff on the IRS website (in case you’ve got too much time on your hands):

The first personal income tax return form:

Tax maze:

Tax word search:

Look for the first novel in Diane’s Death and Taxes series in September 2011 from St. Martin’s Press!


Robin Kaye said...

I never thought I could have fun while reading about Taxes, I guess you proved me wrong! I'm really looking forward to your new book!

Christie Craig said...


I'm a tax idiot. LOL. Thanks for the chuckle. Can wait to read your book.