10 Taxes That Sneak Up on You

Sometimes the government can get downright clever when it comes to taking your hard-earned money.
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Sep 1, 2007 4:01 AM CDT
About 15% of current gas prices goes to "fuel" the hidden Fuel Tax.   (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – You don't have to be a fool to part with your money.  Forbes gives you the 10 hidden taxes that cost you the most.

  1. Gasoline tax
  2. Cigarette tax
  3. Sugar "tax"

  1. Payroll tax
  2. Alternative minimum tax
  3. Gambling "phantom winnings" tax
  4. Social security tax
  5. Employer-provided life insurance tax
  6. Airline ticket sales
  7. Personal exemption "tax"