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America's Strangest Taxes, Including Soda, Playing Cards & Blueberries (CHART)

01/04/2011 01:03 pm 13:03:03 | Updated May 25, 2011

One of the financial perks of illegal drug dealing is presumably a tax-free income. But in Tennessee between 2005 and 2009, if you were dealing illegal drugs, getting arrested wasn't the only state-enforced danger to be wary of.

According to TurboTax/Intuit's roundup of America's most bizarre taxes, Tennessee drug dealers were required to pay a tax per gram on illegal drugs: $3.50 for marijuana, $50 for cocaine, and $200 for meth and crack cocaine.

The taxes were to be paid anonymously at the state revenue office where the dealer would receive a stamp to prove payment; if a dealer was arrested sans-stamp, the state would seek the money it was owed. 22 states have now passed similar laws modeled on Tennessee's.

Blueberries, sex sales and bagels also make Intuit's list of the weirdest. Check out their infographic below:

Free Tax Filing, Efile Taxes, Income Tax Returns - TurboTax.com

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