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10 Strangest Ways States Tax You (And Don't)


Funny thing about our federal system of government: There’s that complicated tax code that Uncle Sam keeps and the IRS enforces.

Then there’s an even larger patchwork of taxation schemes crafted by 50 state legislatures, all coming up with new ways to extract coin from their citizenry (or create social policy through tax breaks). Some of these regimens are, well, quirky.

We’ve found ten of the strangest ways states tax you and cut you a break—plus a few creative tax dodges—from across the land.

SEE ALSO: Your State Tax Bill May Go Up in 2018

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