10 weird state tax code quirks

You'd be surprised what taxes some people around the nation are subject to -- and what deductions can be claimed, as well.

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Jan 20, 2014 11:26AM
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Flat tax or consumption tax of 15% and no deductions.  Shrink the government to match the revenue - start with a reduction of politician's wages and remove any pensions or perks they get.  
Jan 20, 2014 10:17AM
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If our governments weren't so absolutely incompetent with money, they wouldn't need all of these special taxes.
Jan 20, 2014 11:11AM
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More antics of politicians trying to discriminate among the citizens they are supposed to represent.
Jan 26, 2014 5:53PM
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If you only knew how taxes increases the prices of products you buy, you might be more concerned about these incompetent public workers and politicians in office that take your money. Enough to make a hard working person vomit.
Jan 26, 2014 4:05PM
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It is a wonder they don't tax one when he or she takes a dump.
Apr 7, 2014 7:50PM
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You forgot the health care tax you know the one, its the one you pay when you can't afford or won't buy into the Obama Care rip off. Yeah yeah I know its a penalty not a tax but the truth is a tax by any other name is still a tax and Obama care is just a federal offense in democratic clothing .
Apr 8, 2014 8:25AM
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The U.S. has become the new England for whom we fought to gain our independence from. In fact, we have become worse than they were on taxes. 
Apr 8, 2014 12:45AM
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The definition of corruption: Tax deductions for special interest groups.
Apr 7, 2014 8:47PM
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Tax tax tax. They are now levying tax on top of tax. We are at 60/40 in their favor now and they're not gonna stop taking till there's nothing left to take. It's no damned wonder people don't want to work anymore, hell, they're much better off financially when they just sit back and sponge off of the gubment. I hate it for the ones who do work hard to earn a decent living and have to carry the tax load as well. If I were them I'd just say phuck it and quit also.
Apr 7, 2014 10:08PM
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"The taxes are levied at the wholesale level, but naturally they end up being passed on to the consumer."

Well, duh. That applies to ANY tax, fee, or any other expense incurred by any business. Otherwise, the business would not remain in business. But it is surprising to see this admitted on a lib site.
Jan 26, 2014 5:25PM
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THE MARYLAND LAW MAY BE CHALLENGED IN COURT. WHEN THE EPA SOUGHT TO DO THE SAME THING THERE WAS A COURT ACTION THEN THE EPA LOST WITH THE COURT SAYING THEY DON'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY. PERHAPS SAME LOGIC USED THERE WOULD WORK HERE.
Apr 8, 2014 8:31AM
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Tax? You mean money republicans pay and money democrats leech from ?
Apr 7, 2014 10:52PM
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     THAT'S HOW YOU PICK THE PUBLIC'S POCKET.  IF YOUR SMART YOU CAN CHANGE THE LAW.  YOU SAY YOU DON'T KNOW HOW.  YOU FIGURE IT OUT, THE GOVERNOR DID.
Apr 8, 2014 1:15AM
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10% Flat tax is too much, wake up working America the Welfare food stamp losers are lazy. The Gov unions are even worse..
Get out of the Democrat party if you have a real job now.
Apr 8, 2014 8:55AM
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I agree with the flat tax across the board, no deductions, no exceptions, including nonprofits, charities and churches. The IRS would no longer be necessary and states could get rid of some of their departments. I also agree with cutting the pay for our elected officials and getting rid of their automatic COLA increases and all their "perks" especially the federal "perks".
Apr 7, 2014 10:12PM
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"Maryland’s Republican candidate for governor, David Craig, has made the law's repeal part of his platform for the 2014 election."

Yeah, that Rain Tax in Maryland was a really big hit with the public. Now that it's been passed in one state, what are the odds that the idea, which is all wet, spreads?
Apr 8, 2014 7:56AM
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If you can afford a $100,000 car what the heck is $400?

What I don't like is in some states we are told that the extra Tax that is added on is to keep Cigs and Alcohol out of the hands of Minors. I'm glad to see that that is working so well in Texas.

C'mon NM, if one has a spouse that isn't 100, than you should be gratuitous enough to allow Half. Talk about being Chintzy!

Apr 8, 2014 11:29AM
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"Businesses in D.C. that sell food or alcohol are required to charge customers five cents for every paper or plastic disposable bag they take. The store gets to keep a penny, and the balance goes to a government fund dedicated to cleaning up the Anacostia River.

Consumers and storekeepers grumbled at the program's debut in 2010. It has raised about $7 million so far, below expectations, but the program’s designers see this as a positive sign—that shoppers have opted to bring their own reusable bags."

 

So what about the river, is it cleaner?  Bunch of BS if you ask me, the tax money probably gets comingled with some type of general fund so the pols can steal from it.  Bastards.

Apr 8, 2014 8:23AM
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I noticed you had Marilyn for taxing rainwater you have not seen anything yet. St. Clair Shores Michigan has taken it to a new height it's called storm sewer tax instead of floating a bond issue they decided to have a flat tax on every residential home and on businesses they are taxed by the square footage of their parking area for storm sewer runoff it will never go away like a bond issue might and assures the Township of a steady income. As brilliant as this may sound to a politician the taxpayers in this particular city are treated like dirt you would think that the Mafia run government that prevails in that particular city, would know better.
Apr 8, 2014 9:20AM
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Maryland has a "Flush tax", a "Runoff tax", and they  include a "Rain tax" all in the name of rehabilitating the Chesapeake Bay...that is polluted by nitrogen used in fertilizer on farms, and released raw sewage coming from river dammed water treatment plants run by the State every time it rains.  The news always says it was an accident...lmfao
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