The Tax Man Cometh – From Every Direction

Instead of cutting expenses to balance public budgets, politicians at all levels quite simply increase existing, or add new, taxes in hopes of staving off their impending financial doom.

This is probably not a full list of the various federal, state and local taxes (also known by other names) levied on US citizens, through direct taxation or through companies either collecting the tax or passing on these expenses via the purchase price of products, but is fairly lengthy nonetheless.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Air Ticket Tax
Airline Takeoff Segment Tax
Building Permit Tax
Business and Occupation Tax
Candy Tax (not all states)
Capital Gains Tax
Carbon Tax
Cigarette Tax
Coal Severance Tax
Commercial Driver’s License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Development Impact Tax
Dog License Tax
Electricity Energy Producers Tax
Excise Taxes (Many)
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Franchise Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (approx $0.46/gal)
Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
Gross Receipts Tax
Hospital Facility Utilization Fee Tax
Hotel Occupancy Tax
Hunting License Tax
Individual Mandate Tax (not yet enacted)
Indoor Tanning Salon Tax
Inheritance Tax
International Arrival/Departure Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges
IRS Penalties
Jock Tax (pro athletes)
Liquor License Tax
Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medical Equipment Excise Tax (not yet enacted)
Medicare Tax
Metal Mines License Tax
Mineral Severance Tax
Natural Gas Severance Tax
Nursing Facility Bed Tax (not all states)
Oil Severance Tax
Parking Meters
Payroll Surcharge Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Proxy Tax
Rain Water Tax
Real Estate Tax
Rental Car Tax
Road Usage tax
Self-employment Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Tax
Ship Passenger Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
Soda Tax (not yet enacted)
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Surtax Tax
Telecommunications TDD Service Fee
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Toll Bridge Tax
Toll Road Tax
Toll Tunnel Tax
Tonnage Tax
Traffic Fines
Trailer Registration Fees
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Vendor Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Wholesale Energy Transaction Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Quite a list, to be sure, yet the White House and Congress, year after year, continue to enlarge the public sector (wages, benefits and expenses paid for by citizen’s taxes and fees, etc.), instead of scaling back the size of Big Government.

Over For Now.

Main Street One