(By Tom Purcell/Tom Purcell is a nationally syndicated humor columnist. Send your comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com)
“Help!” said the fellow, surrounded by a pile of papers. “I don’t think I’m going to make it through this 1040 tax form.”
“Why is that?” I said.
“The 2016 tax extension I filed is due by Oct. 15. But it is so complicated, I don’t see how I can possibly figure it.”
“Millions feel your pain,” I said. “According to Forbes, the basic 1040 form was two simple pages in 1935. Now the basic 1040 form has 100 pages of instructions that are very complex. Maybe you can contact the Internal Revenue Service for help.”