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Uncle Sam's Valentine's Day tax: 33% on chocolate, jewels, flowers

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
If it were up to Washington, Valentine's Day would happen monthly. But not for the romance and love inspired by Cupid's day. According to American for Tax Reform, the reason is more basic: Tax income. According to ATR, Americans spend $18.6 billion on Valentine's Day for items such as candy, flowers, dinner, jewelry, greetings cards, clothing, and hotels. And the anti-tax group figures that the...