America’s Most Bizarre Taxes
American states and localities, desperate for new sources of revenue, concoct some creative ways to tax.
The gang at TurboTax put together this interesting graphic of “some of America’s slightly bizarre taxes,” most of which are unique to one state or locality:
I was previously unfamiliar with some of the local taxes but was well aware of jock taxes, flush taxes, playing card taxes, tattoo taxes, and various local novelty taxes.
The most egregious of these are the jock tax and the crack tax. The former because they’re unconconscionable taxes on people who have no right to vote on the matter and the latter because they’re clearly an end-around the 5th Amendment.