14 weird taxes across America

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

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Fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, but if you buy it out of a vending machine, then it is not; a 33 percent tax is added. Lesson: always buy your fruit fresh.
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Provo, UT

Erik Raymond,

Did you forget to add Utah's?

Farmington, UT

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

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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