05/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

A Dozen Dumb Taxes (SLIDESHOW)

It is fair to say no one likes paying taxes, especially when those taxes strike one as strange, unfair or just plain confusing. Below is a slideshow of 12 dumb taxes, some currently in use and some from eras long since passed, that serve as a reminder for why sometimes taxes just don't make any sense.

A Dozen Dumb Taxes

Compiled by Nick Sabloff