How much do you pay in Taxes?

It's not really this bad it's only 75%!

Here is an interesting article on  The Real-World Middle Class Tax Rate: 75%. I find it interesting as over the years I have run the figures a number of times for different people and scenarios and come up with similar figures. Yes, each individual is different but no matter if it is 25% or 90%, you need to figure that into your spending plan. Too many people think if they earn $100 they have a $100 to spend. That's why they run into financial problems.
The report, Cost of Government Day, shows that Americans will work 88 days to pay for federal spending; 40 days for state and local spending; and 69 days for total regulatory costs.

The Frugal Prosumer understands that taxes are their biggest expense in life and when they seek to reduce expenses they know this is one of the first places to look.
  • The Supreme court now validates what I have always said. Health Insurance is a tax.
  • A lot of taxes are now called “fees”.
  • Inflation is another subtle form of tax that the government uses.

Please remember taxes are not like the rest of the law where you are innocent until proven guilty. With taxes you are guilty until you prove you are innocent.

Here is a partial List of even more taxes we pay in America
These other taxes hide from our consciousness because we don’t have to file a complicated return pertaining to them each year. But they hit our wallets just as hard.
I have a much longer list but it would take up too much room. This short list gives you the idea.  

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airport tax
Alcohol taxes
Ammunition tax
Building Permit Tax
Cable TV Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Capital Gains Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax (add trout stamp)
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Taxes- around .65 cents per gallon (State local .09, Fed/State excise tax .54, Storage tank tax, .02, etc.)
Generation Skip Tax
Gift Tax
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Hotel Room Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
Interest and dividends tax
IRS Interest Charges, IRS Penalties- tax on top of tax
Liquor Tax
Local taxes run from zero to 2.75%.
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Meal tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Property Transfer Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax State- range up to 7% and local taxes run from zero to over 5%. (average is 8.6%)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
State Income Tax- range from 0% to over 12%.
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax- Ever look at your phone bill (if you have a land line)? Hafl the bill is taxes.
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines- indirect taxation
Trailer Registration Tax
Utility Taxes on electricity
Utility Taxes on Natural Gas
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Oops if you're in business don’t forget these taxes
Environmental Taxes
Petroleum Oil spill Tax
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Tax
Communications and Air Transportation Taxes
Teletypewriter Exchange Service Tax
Transportation of Persons By Air Tax
Transportation of Property By Air Tax
Use of International Air Travel Facilities Tax
Fuel Taxes
Diesel fuel, tax
Diesel-water Fuel emulsion
Dyed Diesel Fuel LUST Tax
Dyed Kerosene LUST Tax
Aviation Gasoline
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Compressed natural gas (CNG) (GGE = 126.67 cu. ft.)
Liquefied hydrogen
Liquid fuel derived from biomass
Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Truck, trailer, and semitrailer chassis and bodies, and tractors Tax
Even More Business Taxes
Ship Passenger Tax
Coal Tax
Tires Tax
Gas guzzler tax- If the fuel economy (mpg) of the automobile is less then varies from 12.5 miles/ gal is $7,700 to $1,000 if less then 22.6 mpg
Vaccines Tax
Foreign Insurance Taxes
Life insurance, sickness and accident policies, and annuity contracts Tax
Reinsurance Tax
Sport fishing equipment (other than fishing rods and fishing poles)- 10% of sales price
Fishing Rods and Fishing Poles- 10% of sales price
Electric Outboard Motors- 3% of sales price
Fishing Tackle Boxes- 3% of sales price
Bows, Quivers, Broadheads, and Points- 11% of sales price
Arrow Shafts Tax- 45 per shaft
Inland Waterways Fuel Use Tax- $ .20/gal
LUST tax on inland waterways fuel use- .001/gal
Alcohol and Cellulosic Biofuel sold as but not used as fuel Tax
Biodiesel sold as but not used as fuel Tax
Floor Stocks Tax
Ozone-depleting Chemicals Tax
Occupational Tax on Wagering.
Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax- up to $550 per vehicle