9 Most Ridiculous Things You’ll Get Taxed for

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6. Blueberry tax

The blueberry tax also makes the list of ridiculous taxes. While Maine doesn’t impose a tax on staple groceries such as fruit, vegetables, and milk, the state levies a tax on wild blueberries, even though they count as a staple like any other fruit.

According to experts, the production of these blueberries is one of the most important agricultural industries in the state, making it necessary to protect it with a tax. Without a tax, the blueberries in Maine could be overharvested. The state gets a penny and a half per pound sold, keeping the wild blueberry business in check so that plants can thrive.

This tax also applies to blueberries that are shipped out of state.

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