Card Tax: 10-cent tax on a deck of playing cards.
Tattoo Tax: 6 percent state sales tax on tattoos and body piercings.
Fruit Tax: 33 percent tax on fruit bought from vending machines.
Nonessential Tax: 2.9% tax on “Nonessential” food-related items (napkins, bibs, utensils, lids and straws).
Diaper Tax: Diapers are considered clothing and therefore are taxed, adult diapers are exempt.
Cow Rental Tax Breaks: “Greenbelt law” taxes farmers at a lower rate. Property developers are now renting cows to avoid paying taxes.
Soda Fountain Drink Tax: Canned soda is taxed at 3% while fountain soda syrup is 9%.
Toilet Flush Tax: The state “flush” tax is based on water consumptions and doubled to $5 a month.
Out-of-State Wine or Liquor Permit Fee: Special permit is required to bring a bottle of wine or liquor that wasn’t purchased in state.
Single Man Tax: Single men between the ages of 21 and 50 are taxed an extra $1 every year.
Bagel Cutting Tax: 8-cent bagel tax on any bagel that comes sliced or is served to be eaten.
Cigarette Tax: At $3.75 a pack, the tax is almost 50 percent of the price of the pack.
Illegal Drug Tax: This tax requires anyone possessing illegal drugs to purchase and attach a stamp to the product.
Belt Buckles: Clothing is not taxed, but belt buckles don’t count as clothing.
Sheep Tax: There is a $0.50 excise tax on every lamb or sheep sold in the state.
Jacob Dayan, Esq.
CEO & Co-Founder
Jacob Dayan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, he moved to New York City, where he began a career as a financial analyst at Bear Stearns’ industry leading Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions group.
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