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Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest:

What is your best tax day joke?


Mike Smith

What should the word bubble say? Tell us in the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.

It's no April Fool's Day joke — we really are going to let you help make a cartoon.

It's time for the April Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.

The rules are simple: The award-winning Mike Smith provides a cartoon with a blank word bubble. You tell us what it should say.

All you have to do is submit your suggested caption in the comments below by 5 p.m. April 17.

We'll pick our five favorite entries, and then you can vote for the winner between April 19 and April 29. Then we'll announce the winner April 30.

You can see last month's winner here.

Good luck!

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  1. Having been selected for audit isn't a Lucky" draw

  2. Heads or Tails?

  3. Let me pull a few strings for you.

  4. Have you tried our new EZ Form?

  5. Would you like to double your deductions?

  6. I think you're in the red.

  7. Everyone wants to cut their taxes.

  8. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse.

  9. Congratulations! We've decided you're eligible for a big tax cut this year.

  10. You can either make a lump sum or an Arm and Leg payment.

  11. We understand you'd like to claim a new above-the-line deduction?

  12. We're rolling out some exciting and convenient new payment options.

  13. YES! one size fits all

  14. Yes this is one of the two things you have to do in life and Deaths office is down the hall.

  15. This is the only Entitlement program the GOP and Tea Party supports.

  16. We don't have a Daryl among us, but this works equally well for the "Walkers."

  17. Let's see, it says here

    "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."

  18. It's a period piece. You will pay us. Period.

  19. To tell you the truth...I've never had a volounteer.

  20. Don't worry, our new rules only apply to the top 10%.

  21. Obama's newest response to Tax Cuts.

  22. Are you trying to BAMboozle me, Mr. Johnson?!

  23. Actually, no. It was made in North Korea.

  24. But that's not what I meant when I checked the "head of household deduction"!!

  25. You can pay now, or you can PAY NOW!

  26. We have a really good cleaning crew.

  27. Did you remember to bring the basket?

  28. Let's not turn this into an exit interview, Mr. Wilson.

  29. Oh that? Pay no mind if you're beheaded we can't collect.

  30. Relax kid, have you ever heard about the Tax Deadline?

  31. Ahhhhh, don't worry about that contraption, the guy that runs it is being furloughed!

  32. District attorney: "Columbia receives from marijuana 1,000,000.00 U.S.dollars, Nevada tax rate 13%; 130,000 comes to Nevada. Because of it and poor federal budget balance, and a fact you scared other employers away, we thought to give you a premium tax increase, 500,000.00.
    Sounds fair?"

  33. Our coin toss always comes out Heads!!

  34. Oh that...
    Death and taxes have been consolidated as part of the sequester.

  35. Lodge ahead or lose your head!!

  36. "Oh that!! Just making sure we get our cut!!"

  37. The guillotine? Don't worry about that sir, you do have the money you owe us right?

  38. Feeling luckey punk? Well are you?

  39. It's OK. It's only a pound of flesh.

  40. Oh that: We only use it on taxpayers in the lowest 99%.

  41. Harry Reid sequestered this away.

  42. It makes it easier for me to grab your wallet.

  43. There's a pawn shop around the corner, if that helps.

  44. Two heads are better than one. There's a crowd.

  45. Mr. Smith your request for an extension has been denied.

  46. Mr. Fibber, you can always choose what's behind door number 1.

  47. We call it the EZ way out.

  48. We just refer to it as our Ultimate Negotiation Tool.

  49. It was a gift from someone who admires our work !!!

  50. Due to budget cuts, we have been forced to make a slight adjustment in our leniency policy.

  51. Yes, the Alternative Minimum Tax is impacting more taxpayers this year

  52. WHO doesn't want to e-file???

  53. The process of obtaining money is called "capitation". Here at the IRS, we take money from you, therefore, under President Obama's "Open Government" policy.........

  54. Also does wonders for a head of lettuce!