From Tanning to Balloon Rides, 10 Strange Taxes

In their haste to find ways to fill gaping budget gaps, legislators across the nation are exploring odd corners of the economy, throwing fiscal spaghetti at walls, trying to see what sticks. Taxes have become even more far-reaching in the recent economic downturn that began in earnest for governments more than a year ago, according to Kail Padgitt, an economist with the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan tax research group in Washington, D.C. Businesses from tanning salons to balloon rides are...Full Story
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