Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A quick note to state tax departments

He's got his eye on youHere's a small suggestion to you folks at the revenue department.  Every time I read about some business charging their customers tax and not remitting it to the state, it's almost always one of the following businesses:
  • Used car dealers
  • Mechanics
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
And they're always independently owned.  Seems like doing nothing but auditing these guys would clear out your deficits like that (snapping my fingers).  

Just a thought.

By the way, if you're one of the aforementioned businesses, and you're feeling all offended now, here's the problem.  While I'm miffed about your not paying the taxes the law requires, what really fries my shorts is that you are collecting the taxes from your customers, but not bothering to pay the taxes to the state.  You're defrauding not only the state, but your innocent customers.  That stinks.

The Sales Tax Guy

See the disclaimer - this is for education only.  Research these issues thoroughly before making decisions.  Remember: there are details we haven't discussed, and every state is different.  Here's more information

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