Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The IRS (or CRA*) Audit

At the end of the tax year, the IRS/CRA* Tax Office sent an inspector to audit the books of a synagogue.

While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said: "I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?"

"Good question." noted the Rabbi. "We save them up and send them back to the candle makers, and every now and then they send us a free box of candles."

"Oh!" replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way: "What about all these biscuit purchases? What do you do with the crumbs?"

"Ah, yes."' replied the Rabbi, realizing that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. "We collect them and send them back to the manufacturer, and every now and then they send a free box of Holy Biscuits."

"I see." replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster theKnow-it-all Rabbi. "Well, Rabbi," he went on, "what do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?"

"We do not waste them either." answered the Rabbi. "We save them all and send them to the IRS/CRA Office, and about once a year they send us a complete prick!"

* For you Yanks, CRA = Canada Revenue Agency

6 comments:

kimberly smith said...

HAr Har Har!

doorkeeper said...

I had no idea there was so much circumcision going on.....cause we sure have a lot of them!
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MMC said...

I kind of think there may be more circumcision happening in the US ... but then again, I can really be sure about that.

doorkeeper said...

teeheehee......well, we've got a lot of obvious pricks, don't we? OOOPS.......bet you'll delete this one, eh?
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MMC said...

Nope, not me.
Saved for posterity on the internets.

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