Mind Candy

Taxes are the one certainty in life aside from death, but while some taxes are well known and sensible, other are just flat out nuts. It isn’t just the U.S. that has had some bizarre taxes over the years, weird taxes are all over the world. While some are sensible – albeit little known which makes them seem weird – others are only partially sensible because they were obviously written and passed by people that failed to put their thinking cap on. Whether you laugh these off or shake your head in amazement or disappointment, these are some of the weirdest taxes the world has seen.

Don't ye be taxin' my Twix!The 2009 passage of the Illinois candy tax is a clear indication that it pays to think things out twice before writing legislation, and three times before voting. On the surface the candy tax is reasonable enough in that it charges a slightly higher…

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