Some people think paying taxes is stupid. They think the government wastes their money. They rather hide their money from the tax-man and chuckle at their cleverness.
These people are not in it for the long term. These people are not grateful for the opportunities their country has made possible.
They don’t need the roads, the schools, the courts, the police.
These people think they did it all by themselves, and they don’t owe the government anything.
These people are not entrepreneurs.
An entrepreneurs knows that no one ever got ahead by himself. He doesn’t begrudge the taxman.
He pays his taxes and he’s grateful for everything his country has given him.
If he’s unhappy with his government, he gets off the sidelines.
Not paying taxes is ok if you want to be a Mickey-Mouse businessman all your life. But if you have ambition, if you want to hit the big time, if you want to make real money, you must pay your taxes.
The tax-man will eventually find you, and when he does he’ll check your history. Your history better be clean as a whistle.
The best thing about paying tax is that it means you make a profit.
There’s nothing wrong with making a profit.
There’s nothing wrong with paying your taxes.