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We can always be sure of death and taxes

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison

There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

In light of the discussions in Congress about lowering taxes, maybe our elected officials should consider abolishing some, or many, of these “extra” fees:

Building Permit Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax

Marriage License Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service charge Taxes

Road Usage Tax (Truckers)

Sales Taxes

Recreational Vehicle Tax

School Tax

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Tax

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Our government has found a way to tax everything, except someone standing still...or is there a loitering tax?

And, most of these taxes weren’t in existence 100 years ago.

These “extra” taxes (I’m probably missing more) are in addition to the big ones imposed on every working American, (except those living in states that don’t have state income taxes),such as:

Federal Income Tax (Fed)

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Social Security Tax

Medicare Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

Wonder what wise old Ben would say about taxes today?

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