5 Bizarre Tax Laws around the World

  1. Canada – Cereal & Toys: Canada grants tax exempt status to makers of children’s cereal if they include a toy inside the box. The law further explains that the status is only granted if the toy is not beer, liquor, or wine.
  2. New York, United States – Bagels: If you’ve ever been to New York, you know they have some of the best bagels in the country. New York law makers agree with this so much so that they imposed an 8-cent tax on all sliced bagels.
  3. Sweden – Baby Names: Choosing a baby name is a difficult decision for many couples. This decision is made even more difficult for citizens of Sweden due to a law requiring baby names to receive approval from the Swedish Tax Agency.
  4. Ireland – Artists: Ireland takes it a little easier on their artists struggling to get by than the U.S. A tax law in Ireland states that the income earned from the sale of art is tax exempt, granted it meets the specified criteria. The work must be original, creative, and have cultural or artistic value.
  5. California, United States – Fresh Fruit: In an effort to encourage healthy eating, fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, unless sold in a vending machine.

Sources:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/12-Strange-State-Tax-Laws/INF26061.html
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/7-Crazy-Taxes-from-the-US-and-Abroad/INF12163.html
http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/nine-unusual-sales-taxes-taking-a-bite-out-of-your-wallet/#!fullscreen&slide=977149
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/bizarre-taxes_n_2568334.html#gallery/277281/14
http://www.cnbc.com/2014/02/14/top-12-weirdest-tax-rules-around-the-world.html

5 Bizarre Tax Laws around the World

  1. Canada – Cereal & Toys: Canada grants tax exempt status to makers of children’s cereal if they include a toy inside the box. The law further explains that the status is only granted if the toy is not beer, liquor, or wine.
  2. New York, United States – Bagels: If you’ve ever been to New York, you know they have some of the best bagels in the country. New York law makers agree with this so much so that they imposed an 8-cent tax on all sliced bagels.
  3. Sweden – Baby Names: Choosing a baby name is a difficult decision for many couples. This decision is made even more difficult for citizens of Sweden due to a law requiring baby names to receive approval from the Swedish Tax Agency.
  4. Ireland – Artists: Ireland takes it a little easier on their artists struggling to get by than the U.S. A tax law in Ireland states that the income earned from the sale of art is tax exempt, granted it meets the specified criteria. The work must be original, creative, and have cultural or artistic value.
  5. California, United States – Fresh Fruit: In an effort to encourage healthy eating, fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, unless sold in a vending machine.

Sources:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/12-Strange-State-Tax-Laws/INF26061.html
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/7-Crazy-Taxes-from-the-US-and-Abroad/INF12163.html
http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/nine-unusual-sales-taxes-taking-a-bite-out-of-your-wallet/#!fullscreen&slide=977149
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/bizarre-taxes_n_2568334.html#gallery/277281/14
http://www.cnbc.com/2014/02/14/top-12-weirdest-tax-rules-around-the-world.html

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5 Bizarre Tax Laws around the World

  1. Canada – Cereal & Toys: Canada grants tax exempt status to makers of children’s cereal if they include a toy inside the box. The law further explains that the status is only granted if the toy is not beer, liquor, or wine.
  2. New York, United States – Bagels: If you’ve ever been to New York, you know they have some of the best bagels in the country. New York law makers agree with this so much so that they imposed an 8-cent tax on all sliced bagels.
  3. Sweden – Baby Names: Choosing a baby name is a difficult decision for many couples. This decision is made even more difficult for citizens of Sweden due to a law requiring baby names to receive approval from the Swedish Tax Agency.
  4. Ireland – Artists: Ireland takes it a little easier on their artists struggling to get by than the U.S. A tax law in Ireland states that the income earned from the sale of art is tax exempt, granted it meets the specified criteria. The work must be original, creative, and have cultural or artistic value.
  5. California, United States – Fresh Fruit: In an effort to encourage healthy eating, fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, unless sold in a vending machine.

Sources:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/12-Strange-State-Tax-Laws/INF26061.html
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/7-Crazy-Taxes-from-the-US-and-Abroad/INF12163.html
http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/nine-unusual-sales-taxes-taking-a-bite-out-of-your-wallet/#!fullscreen&slide=977149
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/bizarre-taxes_n_2568334.html#gallery/277281/14
http://www.cnbc.com/2014/02/14/top-12-weirdest-tax-rules-around-the-world.html

5 Bizarre Tax Laws around the World

  1. Canada – Cereal & Toys: Canada grants tax exempt status to makers of children’s cereal if they include a toy inside the box. The law further explains that the status is only granted if the toy is not beer, liquor, or wine.
  2. New York, United States – Bagels: If you’ve ever been to New York, you know they have some of the best bagels in the country. New York law makers agree with this so much so that they imposed an 8-cent tax on all sliced bagels.
  3. Sweden – Baby Names: Choosing a baby name is a difficult decision for many couples. This decision is made even more difficult for citizens of Sweden due to a law requiring baby names to receive approval from the Swedish Tax Agency.
  4. Ireland – Artists: Ireland takes it a little easier on their artists struggling to get by than the U.S. A tax law in Ireland states that the income earned from the sale of art is tax exempt, granted it meets the specified criteria. The work must be original, creative, and have cultural or artistic value.
  5. California, United States – Fresh Fruit: In an effort to encourage healthy eating, fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, unless sold in a vending machine.

Sources:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/12-Strange-State-Tax-Laws/INF26061.html
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/7-Crazy-Taxes-from-the-US-and-Abroad/INF12163.html
http://www.dailyfinance.com/photos/nine-unusual-sales-taxes-taking-a-bite-out-of-your-wallet/#!fullscreen&slide=977149
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/bizarre-taxes_n_2568334.html#gallery/277281/14
http://www.cnbc.com/2014/02/14/top-12-weirdest-tax-rules-around-the-world.html

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