After a night on the town, George and Gracie talk about the things they did, and some of the people they saw. Ralph Hanley, George’s tax accountant, pops in. Talk about finances shift to the neighbors when Harry wants advice on a birthday gift for his wife Blanche. Gracie might not be a lot of help with the tax bill, but she is a fountain of idea for a romantic gift for Blanche.
Left alone, Gracie talks with George about money matters, and the federal deficit. Gracie manages to put in some creative ideas to handle money, then the scene shifts to the neighbors who joke about the goofy life of Gracie and George. With Gracie’s crazy tax deductions, the tax man is going to have his share of troubles.
Note: I have two dates for this episode, 500226, and 500301. OK, actually three dates since it also aired in the 1949 season, as found here: Burns and Allen – Tax Time. 1949.