Luigi has been in America for a year, and writes to his mama back in Italy every day. Today he tells her about income taxes. He also writes to her about a birthday card and present. Then its off to his english class, right after he gets a letter to tell him about the Internal Revenue Service appointment that he needs to go to.
In English class the topic is the three branches of the government. His other classmates are worried on his behalf when he shares the news about his IRS appointment, but the teacher tries to assure him. Luigi needs advice so he turns to his buddy, Pasquali. All Luigi’s trouble will be solved if he marries Pasquali’s fat daughter Rosa, at least according to pasquali.
When Luigi isn’t going for it, Pasquali tries to part some of Luigi’s hard earned cash from him. How will all this help with Luigi’s tax trouble? Well, it doesn’t.
Luigi writes home to momabout his dreams of success. Luigi has been misled by Pasquali, and fears that he’ll need a loan to pay a big tax bill. Time for the big meeting with the tax man. The office is impressive, and even oppressive, which makes Luigi’s fears grow. Luigi gets confused over some of the tax termonology, but the agent tries to help him make sense of the importance of truthfully reporting his income. Has anything been resolved yet?
As a favor, and with the result being a marriage to Rosa, Pasquali promises to bail Luigi out of his financial troubles. The taxman enters to deliver the verdict. Luigi gets a refund, but Pasquali isn’t so lucky with the tax man. Luigi writes another letter to his mama with a few final observations, and a birthday greeting.