Nine Unusual Sales Taxes Taking a Bite Out of Your Wallet

woman taking a bite out of a burger - unusual sales taxes
woman taking a bite out of a burger - unusual sales taxes

With treasuries bleeding red ink, state governments are finding creative ways to raise funds. Given the slow economic recovery, this tax strategy will become more the norm, Carla Yrjanson, vice president of Tax Research and Content for Thomson Reuters told WalletPop in email interviews. "With government further relying on sales taxes to address budget shortfalls, consumers can expect to continue to see many more quirky tax laws in the years to come."

Here are nine of the most unusual state taxes that Thomson Reuters found in 2010: