Playing Cards Tax
Uncle Sam already taxes the American citizens on gambling, but the state of Alabama took it a step further until 2015 when it repealed their playing cards tax.
The tax existed because of gambling in the first place, and the lawmakers who spearheaded this tax seemingly forgot that most people play cards for fun, not to earn a little money on the side. Yep, the Heart of Dixie used to charge a 10-cent tax per pack!
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A while ago, in 1821, Missouri tried to play a bit of matchmaker… without the matches! Basically, lawmakers here were apparently tired of single men roaming the streets and wished they would just tie the knot already.
Single men between the ages of 21 and 50 were charged $1 annually thanks to this tax. Luckily, this is no longer the case as we would imagine it would spur quite an outrage!