# Quick Tax Quizzes

May 15, 2012

Dec. 4, 2008

Which states do not have state-level individual income taxes?

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Dec. 11, 2008

What is the highest individual income tax rate (top rate on a single filer) the U.S. has ever had, and in what years?

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Feb. 5, 2009

Earlier this week, on Feb. 3, the Sixteenth Amendment celebrated an anniversary. In what year was the Sixteenth Amendment ratified, and what power does it give Congress?

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Feb. 20, 2009

How to Calculate Property Tax Liability

Last month many homeowners received their property tax bills. As hard as it can be to write such a large check, it can be even harder to figure out exactly how the local taxing authorities calculated your tax bill. So, in the spirit of helping taxpayers understand their tax bills and the complex laws and math behind them: What is the property tax liability for a home with a market value of \$300,000, an assessment ratio of 60%, and a nominal property tax rate of 14.5 mills?

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A) \$1,566.00

B) \$5,220.00

C) \$2,610.00

D) \$43,500.00

E) \$4,350.00

March. 13, 2009

History of State Individual Income Taxes

Which states enacted the first and second state-level individual income taxes? (Note: One or both may have been a territory at the time the tax was enacted.)

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June 19, 2009

Match the Wacky Tax to the State

Tax codes at all levels of government are littered with strange, sometimes comical, tax provisions. Can you match each tax provision with its state?

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A) Playing card tax: Georgia
“Exceptional tree” deduction: Connecticut
Blueberry tax: Vermont
“Sparklers and novelties” fee: Kentucky

B) Playing card tax: Oklahoma
“Exceptional tree” deduction: Washington
Blueberry tax: New York
“Sparklers and novelties” fee: Delaware

C) Playing card tax: Alabama
“Exceptional tree” deduction: Hawaii
Blueberry tax: Maine
“Sparklers and novelties” fee: West Virginia

D) Playing card tax: South Dakota
Blueberry tax: Rhode Island
“Sparklers and novelties” fee: Ohio

E) Playing card tax: Utah
“Exceptional tree” deduction: New Hampshire
Blueberry tax: Massachusetts
“Sparklers and novelties” fee: Tennessee