Income Tax Sappy

Income Tax Sappy

Income Tax Sappy is a 1954 short subject directed by Jules White starring the American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 153rd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


The Stooges are faced with the imminent deadline for filing their income taxes. During their preparations, Moe remarks on the potential ease of deceit in tax returns without detection. This prompts the three to devise a scheme involving falsifying deductions to secure a substantial refund. Expanding on this plan, Larry and Shemp propose offering fraudulent deductions services to others for a fee, thus positioning themselves as "tax experts".

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    director Jules White
    editor Edwin H. Bryant
    genre comedy
    keywords falsify file income tax stooge undercover agent
    producer Jules White
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme short slapstick