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14 weird taxes across America

Published: Sunday, March 2 2014 3:50 p.m. MST

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Taxes, by some people’s standards, are an inconvenient necessity to run the operations of government. Most don’t want to fork over their hard-earned money, but they realize that without it, the government may not be able to function.

Most taxes are logical and reasonable, but the following are down right weird.
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I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Erik Raymond,

Did you forget to add Utah's?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Death and taxes: Over centuries nothing has changed in that regard.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

One that's always bothered me is the 'battery recycling tax' (fee, levy, call it what you will...) that some municipalities tack on rental cars. At no time in the rental process do I take ownership or disposition responsibility of the battery. And how many times does this tax have to be paid? It's only a few bucks but could add up to more than the cost of the battery over the rental life of that vehicle. It's just a plain old cash grab.

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