Now the tax deadline is approaching. I just finished a while ago and feel released so today I would like to talk about interesting tax.
- Junk food tax
Navajo in Arizona, Hungary, and Mexico has an additional tax on junk food. I like this idea to encourage people to eat healthier food.
- Traffic jam tax
In England, there is an additional tax on specific freeways to discourage people to drive on those roads.
- Single tax (= unmarried tax)
This was introduced in Bulgaria from 1968 to 1989 to increase the population and workforce in the country by discouraging people to be a single. Interestingly the outcome of this tax was the opposite. Due to this tax, which is about 5 to 10% on their income, poorer young people became poorer and could not afford to get married. As a result, the birthrate was dropped from 2.18 before this tax to 1.86%.... oh, I am really happy to have this tax in the country I lived so far.
- Degree tax
This was introduced in Austria to balance the income between the one with a degree and the one without degrees. I could not live with this tax.
People usually do not like taxes. I am wondering how we can think of the other way