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(Your IRS)   Welcome to Braintaxer - the mentally taxing game show from the IRS. More laughs from the guys who take all your money.   ( divider line
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3944 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Mar 2002 at 3:28 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-08 12:42:28 PM  
I won and got jacked on my reward certificate. What gives, they playing the game just like they play with my refund?
2002-03-08 03:32:44 PM  
i'm glad this got promoted from the crap pile.
2002-03-08 03:35:02 PM  
I never got to play.

The page wouldn't come up, said it would take 6-8 weeks to load =(
2002-03-08 03:38:52 PM  
Forget John Ashcroft, somebody at the IRS is absolutely insane. Remember, the IRS is not just for taxes, it's for fun fun fun.
2002-03-08 03:41:57 PM  
Hmmm... that happy fellow, Howard, who apparently is hosting this game... I recognize him for a picture I use in my Photoshop classes.
[image from too old to be available]

Turns out the IRS has some Photoshoppers themselves, meticulously clone-brushing the milk glass out of the picture, and colorizing Howard.

2002-03-08 03:48:42 PM  
No fair, Revenue Canada doesn't have any spiffy games...except for the one where they take all of our money...
2002-03-08 03:52:28 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present your taxes at work!
2002-03-08 03:55:05 PM  
Thank God I evade taxes. I would hate to think I was paying for crap like this.
2002-03-08 03:56:13 PM  
That game has no black people! IRS is racist, who are they anyway? :)
2002-03-08 04:01:54 PM  
Yes it does!! Penny Rich looks pretty black to me.
2002-03-08 04:03:59 PM  
An IRS web game ? This makes the image of the IRS as cuddly as a cheesy fart.

I got a game for the IRS called, Guess how many of my Deductions are fake.
2002-03-08 04:04:55 PM  
That the dude from Bewitched? I thought he was dead.
2002-03-08 04:09:50 PM  
Wasn't it after an IRS internal audit they had like years ago, they found out that, in fact, the IRS sucks at handling money. They refunded money to people who weren't suppose to get one and such.
2002-03-08 04:12:54 PM  
I say we make up questions they need to quiz the corporations...

1) How long should accounting records be kept for expenses to non-corporate entities in other countries?

a - 5 years
b - 7 years (10 years for type III payments)
c - 7 years (5 years for type IX benefits)
d - shred them after filing tax statements
2002-03-08 04:20:35 PM  
An IRS quiz--- I think they forgot a few.

1. The IRS code is governed by what over-riding principle:

A. Fairness and compassion
B. Economic stimulus
C. Minimal intrusion
D. Threat and intimidation

2. It has been estimated that the US tax code, if printed, would

A. Fill up a notebook
B. Fill up a dumptster
C. Fill up a tank-truck
D. Fill up a supertanker
3. If a person starts reading the tax code on Jan 1, and can read 100 words per minutefor 12 hours per day, 5 days per week- they will finish reading the tax code on:

a. Valentines day
b. St. Patrick's day
c. April 15th
d. Just about the time congress changes all the codes for the next year.

4. If you have trouble understanding a portion of the tax code, the best place to turn for help is:

a. The friendly folks at the IRS
b. Your Uncle Ernie who hasn't been to jail in the last 10 years
c. A $500/hour, four hour minimum tax attorney
d. Madame Cleo
2002-03-08 04:26:24 PM  
1. D
2. D
3. D
4. D

Do I get a cool certificate????
2002-03-08 04:58:51 PM  
Dween: in other words, a web shop hired to do this job went exactly according to specs as far as the game goes, but had to justify being paid six figures to do it, and so they had their designer spend hours upon hours doing dumb crap like that.
2002-03-08 05:46:31 PM  
Theres just nothing as fun a s a Government radiobutton game. And the replay value is top notch. My favorite is Toby Wyse.
One thing I can't figure out is why the contestants are behind Christmas ornament Billiard balls?
2002-03-08 06:13:30 PM  
One more reason to abolish the IRS.
2002-03-08 06:24:33 PM  

you all think i'm joking around. go ahead and laugh, your ass will be mine soon.
2002-03-08 07:24:44 PM  
The_IRS, your bio is excellent.

Anyway, here's a good idea of where your tax money goes.
2002-03-08 09:59:11 PM  
Not to question the team of mathmeticians, form makers and staticians who hold the future of our country in their hand, but my stats 101 class, and a little common sense seems to indicate a flaw here. If it's more than 35 products, then wouldn't "A", over 35 be true for all of them? (answer by the way is "C")

How many tax products are available on the Tax Products CD-ROM?
A. Over 35
B. Over 350
C. Over 3,500
2002-03-08 10:36:55 PM  
1.Where can you learn ...
1. Braintaxer On-line game
2.Tax Products CD-ROM
3.TAXi - Taxinteractive web site
The correct answer is C

2.Since your part-time ...
1.Ask your Dad
2.Search for the EITC publication on the Digital Daily
3.Consult your horoscope
The correct answer is B

3.Last week your boss ...
1.Download copies from the Digital Daily list of Forms and Publications.
2.Call the TaxFax Service number to have the form or publication faxed.
3.Call the IRS Forms and Publications toll free number.
The correct answer is C

UM. I can tell you one thing, my tax dollars didn't go to testing and proofreading.
2002-03-10 10:54:48 AM  
HEY! I finally got a submission listed. If you think this is fun, try reading the capital gains tax codes (what I was originally looking for when I saw Braintaxer). Talk about taxing your brain. If they tax my brain 28% this year, how much will remain for the 2002 tax year? I begin to feel like this:

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