A Long Island businessman says state tax agents held his cat for "ransom" when they thuggishly raided his place demanding $40K in alleged unpaid sales tax.
With all levels of government more and more dependent on merchants collecting and submitting cash, the pressure to shake the tree is high.
Of course, I pay it and on time, but you always fear the state deciding they don't like you and creating a liability you have to pay. You laugh, but these people can make it up if they want.
On the other hand, if you are a loyal servant of the state, you have nothing to fear, right ?
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