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    Iowa pioneers taxes

    A local radio station was talking about how Iowa was the first state to pass a tax on cigarettes. A 2 cent per pack cigarette tax was passed in 1921. The cigarette tax represented the first major state tax in Iowa. Then in 1934 the sales and income taxes were created as "property tax relief measures."


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    Re: Iowa pioneers taxes

    I blieve the English have a pretty rich history of pioneering taxiation on the American people...see also: Boston Tea Party



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    Re: Iowa pioneers taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    A local radio station was talking about how Iowa was the first state to pass a tax on cigarettes. A 2 cent per pack cigarette tax was passed in 1921. The cigarette tax represented the first major state tax in Iowa. Then in 1934 the sales and income taxes were created as "property tax relief measures."
    "property tax relief"!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I can't believe how many times Iowans fall for that b.s. line.....


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    Re: Iowa pioneers taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    "property tax relief"!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I can't believe how many times Iowans fall for that b.s. line.....
    Well, they're still using it, so it must still work



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    Re: Iowa pioneers taxes

    Crazy how many topics for increasing our taxes come up on this site. There are still many that do not mind seeing an increase to our taxes. I think this should be a wake up call to everyone.



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    Re: Iowa pioneers taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Crazy how many topics for increasing our taxes come up on this site. There are still many that do not mind seeing an increase to our taxes. I think this should be a wake up call to everyone.
    The IRS won't jail you for slipping them an extra five or ten grand. Oddly enough, most people that don't mind seeing an increase in our taxes engage in the same tax-minimization behavior as people who proclaim their distaste for taxes.

    But perhaps it wasn't explicit enough that people are permitted to give more of their hard-earned pay to the state than the minimum demanded; or perhaps it wasn't convenient enough to do so.

    A new bill just introduced -- The Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Bill (seriously, that's the official name) -- will help those pay more to our government as they've always wanted to pay but just didn't see what box to enter their bonus largesse into.

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