Sunday, November 29, 2015

The troubling tax war between Albany and small business | New York Post

       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 ?
The troubling tax war between Albany and small business | New York Post

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Scott. I'll have Kevindoo deliver a bookay.

Anonymous said...

The only agency more currupt than the State Tax Dept is the Federal IRS. Many a small business has fallen by their hands.......

Anonymous said...

No,we all have something to fear,this state is run like an organized crime syndicate.The large companies,like the recent debacle with Alcoa,are allowed to hold the state hostage,and skate on their taxes,as do the non profits,while the small businesses and the homeowners pay the bills..not fair,sickening,makes one want to shed it all and move somewhere honest.

Anonymous said...

What's stopping you #838? It's not as if we've got a wall surrounding the U.S.

Anonymous said...

0838 PM is completely right. Government shake downs never fall on the big boys. The old economic saying is "too big to fail," but it also true is "too big to prosecute."

Anonymous said...

One thing that really p#$$ me off about the tax man is that they tax rebates on cars. Their lying argument is that you paid the full price for the car and the rebate comes AFTER the sale. I am surprised the goons don't try to charge income tax on your rebate!

Anonymous said...

What stops me is I grew up here,lived here all my life,and the majority of my friends and family live here.I love upstate NY,the city of Watertown,the beautiful country we have here,the lakes,rivers and mountains.I don't like feeling like a second class citizen,and as the gov said,certain people in this state are free to move if they don't conform.I for one don't like being forced from my home due to their arrogance and policies.Does that suffice?

Anonymous said...

One corrupt state we have here. Tell this to your assemblywoman. She has no idea what it is like to make a payroll.

Anonymous said...

Feel free to move boys. The grass always seem greener...

Best of luck with that! ;)

Anonymous said...

1053 I like what you are saying only tell your Senator also.. I dont buy this constant blaming Addie for everything and I think Ritchie is just to blame.. Griffo and Little dont get a pass either nor does Blankenbush.. Let thenm also do something but follow.

Anonymous said...

11:24, try not to be an economic idiot. Not only will they feel free to move, but the brain drain and the census show that people make the decision to move out of NY much more often than they make the decision to move here. Former radio station owners know that even when you still live here much of the time, you have to pretend you live in Florida.

Anonymous said...

11:24, some of us love the water, or the woods, or even the people. Some, like you, have been able to obtain government jobs and feel no pain. Either way, you don't mind screwing your own kids, as all Donkey lovers like you seem to accept. And some are older, and not being teachers, were unable to afford second homes. It's always good to hear your rubbish.);;(