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Home > Resources > Money Rock > Tax Man Max

Tax Man Max

Tax Man Max: Schoolhouse Rock - Discover what the government does with our money

Music & Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Sung by: Patrick Quinn
Animation: Kim and Gifford Productions

Lyrics from:

Welcome to the new variety, sit and relax.
I'm that song and dance phenomenon, Max
Let me sing for you, do my thing for you,
'Till they give me the axe.
Here's the song I'm doing, gonna fill in you all about tax.
Tax is that familiar melody, sinful and true.
Hum it if you've earned a dollar or two.
Bucks in billions for the government for whatever they do.
Anyone who earns a living gives more than a few.
So schools can be their best, so our roads will have no cracks;
Someone fix those train tracks!
I'm even callin' you Uncle and I'm payin' my tax.

Oh, these are my girls. Hello girls.
Hello max. Nice outfit.
There are many different ways we pay what we owe.
Lady's if you'll follow the lovely tableau.
Income, property, sales, utility. Candy bars in my show.
Licenses for dogs and cats, and that's not all you know.
Out of every dollar a person can make,
City, State and Federal governments take...
Take what?
What they think is fair you givin' your share;
Now and then there's a break.

Max is talking taxes,
Hey, I kept you awake! For the things your town may need,
For the things a country lacks,
All good things take green backs.
We hear you callin' Uncle and we're paying our tax.
People do complain,
Say their taxes are high;
What am I to get in return?

Look around you friend,Max is showin' you why,
With your taxes you support
How we live and how we learn
Now here's the good news,
Many things are tax deductible.

Which means their cost can be subtracted from the amount of income you'll be taxed on. Things like medicine, doctor bills, and supplies for your work.

So keep those receipts.
Be kind to your parents at tax time.
And remember April 15th. April 15th.

What a showman you are Max.
Entertaining us with tax,
In those snazzy plaid slacks.
These slacks are for my business.
I tell you how to fit them.
I hear you callin' Uncle, and I'm paying my tax.
His tax are max.

And I'm deducting my sax.

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