14 weird taxes across America

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

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In over 40 states, there is a tax on “traveling professionals,” more commonly known as professional athletes. They must pay if they receive an “economic nexus.” Hey, they can afford it, right?
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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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