Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Floyd County Tables Tax, Then Flip Flops Again

The new Floyd County income tax was shelved briefly by Larry McAllister and then put back in rotation. Seems Larry Mac wanted to wait until after the first of the year to get a glimpse of what the state had in store for counties. The pressure from citizens helped him make that decision. Then the faithful democrats went to work, doing what they do....call the lawyers. Terese Plaiss, the county auditor, took it upon herself to call Ice Miller in Indianapolis. After learning that the council would have to wait until April 1, 2009 to act if it didn't pass the tax before the end of 2008, the measure once again found favor with Big Mac. Grab your ankles Floyd County. In an attempt to show that there is plenty of room for more taxes, I will list some that we already pay. I am sure I will leave some out, so jump right in with the sneaky little one I forget.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
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 (together with cigarettes is the sin tax)
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
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
Workers Compensation Tax
County Excise Tax
And the new Floyd County TAX....

Did I leave any out?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.

"Born Free and Taxed to Death" Anonymous - I bet that person was from Floyd County