We can always be sure of death and taxes

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

By Brenda Harrison, Editor

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 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, 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?