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Types of tax relating to consumables - fat sugar soda alcohol
@126.96.36.199: has added soda and fat as types of tax. These to me seem specific examples of tax to discourage unhealthy activities, similar Alcohol and Tobacco taxes. Not sure how to group these. Maybe as steering tax, as also helpfully added by 188.8.131.52. What do people think? Jonpatterns (talk) 19:48, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree. We can't have a separate entry in this template for every product / resource / service that was ever taxed. As much as I'd like to draw extra traffic to articles like Resm-i arusane (bride tax) or Rav akçesi (rabbi tax) or Adet-i ağnam (sheep tax), the template would become completely unmanageable. We should focus on linking more general articles about types of taxes, general principles of taxation, and so on. bobrayner (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Those are interesting examples. I've found the page List of Taxes. Will transfer the taxes Fat and Soda to this list. It may be possible to find somewhere for these on the template, however they are specific not a general type. Jonpatterns (talk) 10:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Agree as well. Basically an excise tax, so I wouldn't include any specific sub-category of tax on this template. Morphh(talk)14:07, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Done, adding to List of taxes. Incidentally a should be there be a link to this list from the template?Jonpatterns (talk) 15:32, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
We could probably link "Type" to the List of taxes article, since I don't believe we have specific article about types of taxes. Morphh(talk)16:00, 18 February 2014 (UTC)