It has happened to you: You buy something, often something small, from a market and they don’t ring you up. They just take the cash and put it on the side. Maybe it’s just a candy bar or a soda. And maybe it’s only $1.00. But how many one-dollar transactions does the shopkeeper NOT ring up each day?
In a soup restaurant, getting some Pho to go, the bill was $8.47. On the cash register it said $0.00 as I handed her a $10 bill.
They pocketed the sales tax and are not reporting the receipts. Double tax cheats.
The City of San Jose and the State of California are being taken advantage of, and nobody seems to care.
I am writing a letter to each District Supervisor in San Jose, and will note which ones respond and which don’t. I will also note the cheating restaurants.
If you also come across such cheats, maybe you can mention that they didn’t record the transaction. If they give an attitude, maybe they should be reported. We are all tired of taxes being raised for no apparent reason other than politicians cannot balance a budget, while these nickels and dimes into someone’s pocket.