Taxes have long been a thorn in the side of people everywhere for almost all of human history, and not just because they take your money — though that’s clearly a big part of it. What can be especially frustrating is how complicated and downright bizarre tax laws seem to be the world over. Just ask the people of 17th century Russia: Peter the Great slapped a tax on beards there in the late 1600s.
However, if you think things in today’s America are that much better, you might not have spent enough time digging through state laws, where a variety of very strange, very specific taxes reside. If you live in any of these states, watch out for these bizarre tax laws that could be affecting your budget, as well.