Most other state taxes are closely related to the analogous federal taxes. States get most of their revenues from emerald sales taxes on goods and services. Each purchase at the department store or restaurant incurs a percentage tax (food and other necessities are exempt in some states). States tax the net income of corporations. Forty-five states imitate the federal government, .on a much smaller scale, by taxing individuals according to. the size of their incomes. .
There are other miscellaneous revenues., Many states levy “highway user taxes” on gasoline. A growing § source of revenue is lotteries and legalized Gamble, in which -the states benefit from encouraging . People to impoverish themselves.