Tax Day

The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax. (Thomas Dewar, 19th-20th centuries Scottish businessman)

For most Americans today is the last day to pay their income taxes or suffer interest and penalties for late filing. There are lots of complaints about taxes—including the difficulty in understanding the tax code. But tax revenues are essential to provide the services and protections citizens expect. Good citizens are fair and accurate in filing and paying.

So you must submit to [gov’t. authorities], not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. (Romans 13:5-6)