“The Simpsons” describes everyone’s feelings about tax season perfectly YouTube/Screenshot

In a 1998 episode of “The Simpsons,” Homer Simpson finds out what it’s like to hold off on doing your taxes until the last minute.

The episode begins with a New Year’s celebration, which means that it’s time for the always responsible Ned Flanders to do his taxes.

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“Everything, policeman, trees, sunshine, and let’s not forget the folks who just don’t feel like workin’. God bless em!” Flanders says to his son.

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Once April 15 comes around, Homer Simpson realizes that he has forgotten to file his taxes and joins the masses of people trying to get into the post office to mail them. Yes kids, before Turbo Tax and iPhone apps, you had to go to the post office and mail a form.

While he does his taxes, Homer makes some big exaggerations on what he can and can’t claim.

“Marge, if anyone asks you require 24-hour nursing care, Lisa’s a clergyman, Maggie is seven people, and Bart was wounded in Vietnam,” Homer says.

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After rushing through the city to mail his package off, Homer gets his tax forms in at the very last second possible.

Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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