It’s that time of the year again in Australia. EOFYS!!! “What does that mean, you’d ask”?….No, I’m not swearing and I certainly am not trying to sell you something.  It is quite a common Australian phrase at the moment, every single time you switch the TV on, it is all over the place!!  It stands for End Of Financial Year Sales!!!  Our financial year runs from July 1st to June 30th and that means, like a prisoner, stuck in front of pages and pages of bank statements, receipts, mileage on your cars, home mortgage interest, medical receipts, stock taking, the complete annual reconciliation of the business….you name it! 

It’s all good to have an accountant processing everything but it still has to be prepared…therefor my wish this morning is to grab a magic wand and pray for some kind of mystical spell that will let me get through this as quick as possible!!!  For lack of time..I’ll leave you with this : “The Tax Poem”…..and if I hear someone saying that EOFYS word one more time….I’ll strangle them!!

Tax his land, tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.

Tax his cow, tax his goat,
Tax his pants, tax his coat.
Tax his ties, tax his shirts,
Tax his work, tax his dirt.

Tax his chew, tax his smoke,
Teach him taxes are no joke.
Tax his car, tax his grass,
Tax the roads he must pass.

Tax his food, tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his sodas, tax his beers,
If he cries, tax his tears.

Tax his bills, tax his gas,
Tax his notes, tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers, tax him more,
Tax him until he’s good and sore.
Tax his coffin, tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.

Put these words upon his tomb,
“Taxes drove me to my doom!”
And when he’s gone, we won’t relax,
We’ll still be after the inheritance tax.

23 Responses to “EOFYS???”

  1. Awesome! Learned about EOFYS??? too. The poetry is clever and flows well. Love the line “If he cries, tax his tears” lol

  2. EOFYS…

    I understand now.

    Extremely witty, superb use of words! Cute, funny, real, and very very interesting!
    I think I am gonna put this up on my wall … Seriously, I am showing it to my husband now… and he too is LOVING it!! Great work, Amanda! Keep it up..
    And oh yea… Good luck with the taxes too 🙂

  4. 😦 Damn the Tax Man!…I want my M-TV!

    Just Say’n

  5. Vita Beata Says:

    I absolutely LOVE your TAX poem! Sometimes I wish I could live off the grid as to not have to deal with such atrocities but then I realize that would mean no internet…lol not good for someone like me who is thoroughly addicted!

    good luck with your taxes!

  6. ha. great song and yrics so true…burial is a racket, so expensive

  7. exhaustive; I love the way you explained the theme and clip you picked for it.the poem is so fluent.well done.

  8. A great poem! Well done! x

  9. Excellent! I had never heard that acronym. Thanks for the explanation.

  10. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Wonderfully summed up! We are past our t** season here, but are adding a new sales t**, it is a new disease of man’s own making! Eat some B Vitamin rich food for the stress and may E**** be short and painless for you!

  11. jessicasjapes Says:

    Came here from Doraz.
    Nice blog and appropriate video!
    Interesting too how tax years differ.

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