IRS Humor

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A bright, young, fresh-out-of-school auditor just
joined the IRS, excited to begin tracking down
high-powered offenders, like the Enron or WorldCom
guys. Anxious for his first high-powered audit, he was
a bit dismayed when his assignment was to audit a
Rabbi.

Looking over the books his taxes were pretty straight
forward, and the Rabbi was clearly very frugal, so he
thought he'd make his day interesting by having a
little fun with the Rabbi. "Rabbi," he said, "I
noticed that you buy a lot of candles."

"Yes," answered the Rabbi.

"Well, Rabbi, what do you do with the candle
drippings?" he asked.

"A good question," noted the Rabbi. "We actually save
them up and when we have enough, we send them back to
the candle maker. And every now and then, they send us
a free box of candles."

"Oh," replied the auditor somewhat disappointed that
his unusual question actually had a practical answer.
So he thought he'd go on, in his obnoxious way...
"Rabbi, what about all these matzo purchases? What do
you do with the crumbs from the matzo?"

"Ah, yes," replied the Rabbi calmly, "we actually
collect up all the crumbs from the matzo and when we
have enough, we send them in a box back to the
manufacturer and every now and then, they send a box
of matzo balls! "

"Oh," replied the auditor, thinking hard how to
fluster the Rabbi.

"Well, Rabbi," he went on, "what do you do with all
the foreskins from the circumcisions?"

"Yes, here too, we do not waste," answered the Rabbi.
"What we do is save up all the foreskins, and
when we have enough we actually send them to the
I.R.S."

"The I.R.S.?," questioned the auditor in disbelief.

"Ahh, yes," replied the Rabbi, "the I.R.S. " ...and
about once a year, they send us a little prick, just
like you."
 

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