Struggling with confusing tax forms is nothing new, and we find Gildersleeves wrestling with both the forms and his conscience. Talking with Floyd and the judge, Gildy learns that with the war on, the government is paying close attention to incoming tax forms. Gildy’s conscience goes through the wringer as he deals with Birdie and Leroy.
Visiting Peavey, Gildy has his forms notarized. It turns into an education in frustration while the mail man waits, Gildy deals with the new electronic eye door chime,and the public learns about a new tax change in the form submission
Back home Gildy takes time for a visit from Leila. Later, leaving the Sunday sermon, he worries over honesty in his tax forms, and inadvertently drives Leila away.
Elsewhere, Marjorie entertains Ben on the sofa. Unless he’d rather build airplanes with Leroy. A dose of patriotic pride resolves the matter that has had Gildy’s conscience bothering him all episode. The mere matter of $2.16.