Really weird and crazy U.S. state taxes and deductions

  • ​23. West Virginia: Sparkler tax

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    Although fireworks are illegal in West Virginia, that doesn't stop people from celebrating with other devices. Sellers of sparklers and other novelties that emit showers, sparks or noise must pay an additional fee on top of the state's 6 percent sales tax. Keep that in mind if you're celebrating the Fourth of July in West Virginia this year.