Household Taxes: 6 Silly Ways to Tax the Kids

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We promise you Tax Day doesn’t have to be all stress. Even if you are scrambling to meet your deadline, see the sillier side of things and try imposing some taxes in your household. The results might give back a whole lot more than your refund.

mom and kids hugging photo: Giang Hồ Thị Hoàng via flickr

Hug Tax. Every time someone enters a specific room they must pay the Hug Tax. Every. Time.

Task Tax. Tasks completed, such as homework, must log their success with a simple high-five in order to be released of their duty.

Laugh Tax. At dinnertime, have each family member pay their dues with a good joke or positive share from their day.

The Thank-You-for-Being-You Tax. Give your kid a little card that says “I Love You” and “Thanks for being you!” as official tender.

No Plate Left Behind. Everyone pitches in clearing the table and getting the dishes clean after a family meal.

The Flamingo Tax. See who can stand on one foot the longest. This tax requires a minimum of 3 seconds and cannot exceed 5 minutes.

What are some fun ways you play with the idea of taxes? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

—Amber Guetebier