IRS Pays Homage to Patriot’s Day

Due to the 15th falling on a weekend, those that were fortunate enough to live in certain states were granted an extra day to file their taxes this year. The reason? Patriot’s Day – the holiday dedicated to celebrating the beginning of the Revolutionary War; more specifically, the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

The irony in all this is rather amusing considering the Revolutionary War was fought, in part, because of taxes. It’s a shame we have become worse than what we fought so hard to free ourselves from more than 200 years ago. For a little perspective on how bad things have become, check out this tidbit of information found in the comments of a recent Government Bytes post:

IN ADDITION TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX WE ALSO PAY:

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Local Income Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
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 taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer registration tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

I especially like the last part. Perhaps another revolution is due?

posted by disinter
  • http://www.freeme.org Keith

    Yet another reason to live in NH. Not only do you pay less taxes than other places, but you have longer to pay them.

  • http://www.themillerreport.com Dave Miller

    I’m bothered by the fact that apparently the rest of the country doesn’t get to share in the celebration of a war that created this great country. I guess I’m less of an American over here in South Dakota.

  • http://libertarianyouth.gmail.com Nigel Watt

    …And that’s why I hope to move to NH after college.

  • http://www.themillerreport.com Dave Miller

    I’m about 3 or 4 years from moving to NH.