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America's Strangest Taxes

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Even travelers can't escape these strange state taxes.

Blueberry Tax, Maine

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In Maine, blueberries are big business: the Vacationland State produces 99 percent of our nation’s blueberries, averaging 80 to 85 million pounds per year. If you enjoy some this summer, count on being taxed. Anyone “growing, handling, processing, selling, or purchasing” the famous export must pay up, according to Maine’s state legislature.

America's Strangest Taxes

Blueberry Tax, Maine

In Maine, blueberries are big business: the Vacationland State produces 99 percent of our nation’s blueberries, averaging 80 to 85 million pounds per year. If you enjoy some this summer, count on being taxed. Anyone “growing, handling, processing, selling, or purchasing” the famous export must pay up, according to Maine’s state legislature.

© Ted Horowitz/Corbis
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