With the variation in state cigarette taxes across the United States, incentives to smuggle cigarettes into high tax states is on the rise. Our infographic looks at the variations of state cigarette taxes and the top illegal importing states.
Marijuana still remains illegal under U.S. law unless we’re talking about legalization of medical dispensaries at the state level, however on November 6 the states of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon will take legalization for non-medicinal purposes to vote. With elections days away, there has been debate over how much state tax revenue these initiatives will generate. Check out our interactive that visualizes 17 of the already legal medical marijuana states.
Most pro athletes probably don’t sign their contracts based on how much of their salaries would be taxed by individual states, it may cross their minds. Take a look at this infographic to see how states may tax income of a pro athlete.
With the big game less than a week away, there’s been a lot of talk about which really is the better team. While it’s difficult to say with any level of certainty that the Steelers or the Packers are in fact the superior squad, there are some things we can all agree on: cold, hard facts. See who wins when it comes to taxes, population numbers and more.
In most conversations, when we talk about taxes, we’re pretty focused on the Federal Rates, most of us painfully aware of how much of that next dollar earned will be shared with Uncle Sam. What about state taxes?
Ask anybody about taxes, and you’re sure to get an earful. Some think we are taxed too much, while others believe we are not taxed enough. The one thing that is safe to assume, is that there are a number of taxes in America (typically unique to just one State) that tend to be on the weirder side. From pets to bagels, to candy to crack, here are America’s most bizarre taxes.