The 12 Craziest Tax Laws in America
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The 12 Craziest Tax Laws in America

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With 44 states facing budget shortfalls in the coming fiscal year, it’s no wonder some are resorting to unorthodox measures to raise revenue. Colorado recently revised its definition of what constitutes an “essential” food item to make those plastic lids taxable. Other states, such as Texas and California, are considering taxing sugary soft drinks to fill their coffers. For sure, the discerning taxpayer also can find an offbeat break or two. If you are getting hitched in South Carolina or celebrating your 100th birthday in New Mexico, then you’re in luck. Read on for other wacky state tax breaks and levies:

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