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News Link • TAXES: State

Reluctant to raise taxes, some states push the tax man on tougher collection enforcement

• Washington Post
Dentist Frank Illuzzi was stunned when Vermont tax collectors began demanding a 6 percent sales tax on the value of toothbrushes and floss he hands out to patients. Senior care facility operator Jay Grimes was similarly surprised to get a $350,000 bill slapping a 9 percent restaurant tax on the meals served to residents in the dining room. Landscaper Richard “Buckwheat” Lowe got $18,000 in bills taxing him for the first time ever on the mulch he sells.

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Comment by Olde Reb
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 taxation is the getting of the most feathers from the geese with the least amount of squawking. 


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