In the midst of busy season, Philadelphia-based tax accountants Drucker & Scaccetti are taking a moment to enjoy the lighter side of taxes -- by hosting a special exhibit of great cartoons about taxes.

The exhibit, “Finding the Humor in Taxes,” will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at the firm’s offices in Philadelphia. It will feature around 50 cartoons from a wide range of famous cartoonists, including frequent New Yorker cartoonist Joseph Farris and former Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cartoonist Tony Auth.

“I’ve always enjoyed tax cartoons,” said Ronald Drucker, CPA, an attorney and chairman of D&S. “They give levity to an otherwise very serious business. Over the years, even my clients and colleagues began to share them with me. So I thought that it would be a good idea to compile a group of them to share with clients and friends.”

The exhibit will be open to clients, referral sources, friends, and firm staff. Drucker, who will serve as host of the event, noted that one of its goals is to build better relationships with the firm’s friends and clients: “What better way to do that than to have a laugh or two together?”

It will also “give our hard-working staff a nice break, and a great opportunity to connect with even more of our clients,” he added.

Assembling the exhibit turned out to be simpler than you might think. “We simply contacted some artists that we knew and some whose work was familiar to us,” Drucker explained. “They were all very excited about the idea of sharing their creations with a different audience and agreed to take part without hesitation.”

And while the firm has not revealed the full contents of the exhibit catalogue, Drucker was willing to share the one he likes best: “My favorite is of a little girl opening the mail in front of her dad asking, ‘What’s an audit?’ Dad has passed out on the floor.”

For more cartoons from the exhibit, see our slideshow. 

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