Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Drugs have always tempted individual users. Today, they also are attractive to states and local jurisdictions facing fiscal difficulties. Several states require that dealers of various illegal drugs buy tax stamps. Now, lawmakers in more states and municipalities are looking at similar ways to make some much-needed legal money off illegal acts. The taxation of illegal drugs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:21 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you have a bad habit you want to break, the tax collector wants to help. Really. It’s only for your good that an increasing number of states are imposing more and higher taxes on activities that lawmakers, usually armed with some advocacy group statistics, deem detrimental to our individual, or even society’s, well-being. Or