Top 12 weirdest tax rules around the world

Countries across the globe have justified deductions, extra percentages, and wacky ways of coming up with tax revenue. Here's a countdown of the 12 strangest tax laws around the world.

4. Canada: tax break on cereal toys

Reuters/Mike Blake
Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

As a kid, finding a toy in the bottom of your cereal box is usually the best part about breakfast.

In Canada, it's also fun for the cereal company, which gets a tax break for putting a toy in your cereal.

Cereals sold in our northern neighbor that include toys in the box are exempt from an extra tax. The catch is that the toys can’t qualify as “beer, liquor, or wine”.

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