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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

It's time to vent one:
As a retailer,there seems to be an alarming new trend
that's been going around in the last three months.
More and more,were being addressed by consumers,
mostly Hispanic,that will not pay sales tax on taxable
product.For example,we lost two sales today amounting
to $200.00 and this seems to happening on a daily basis.

Now,no doubt, there are a lot of bad retailers who have
not charged tax in the past and falsified sales revenue,
like in downtown LA,but it was never this bad where
customers absolutely refused to pay tax.I almost feel
this thing is political.I actually have challenged those
customers and reminded them we pay for "public
services" or "where did you get the idea you don't
pay taxes".

Sign,
One fustrated retailer


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Why the hell should the be exempt from paying sales tax? Im polish so can i get out of jury duty? Or since I live in massachusetts do I have to register for the draft?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

They claim that California (and several other states) is part of Mexico and therefore US taxes there are illegal.
Speak up against it and you're branded a racist if you're lucky and seriously beaten up if you're not.

They're of course just thugs.



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User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

I don't think you lost a sale. They just did not want to pay the price for the item they were buying. Is it possible this is some kind of negotaiting game?

Frankly, I would just tell them "we are required by the state to charge sales tax if you do not wish to pay it there is nothing I can do for you. Goodbye." And then move on the next customer.

Of course, the other option is to mark down the price of the item by the amount of the tax so when the tax is applied the price rises to the number of the price tag. I would not engage in the whole "We all pay for public services" line. That just goes somewhere you don't want to in front a potential customer.

At the end of the day, you cannot break the law for a sale.

Andrew


User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 3):
That just goes somewhere you don't want to in front a potential customer.

I never use such a statement unless the customer is heading for the door.

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 3):
Frankly, I would just tell them "we are required by the state to charge sales tax if you do not wish to pay it there is nothing I can do for you. Goodbye." And then move on the next customer.

That method has been used very frequent.Or I use," I'm no different from a
Wal-Mart or any other retailer" and they still walk.Unfortnatly,they probably have plenty
of small time retailers who don't charge tax and adjust sales to taxes
in reporting it to the State Board Of Equalization.(CAL)

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 3):
I don't think you lost a sale. They just did not want to pay the price for the item they were buying. Is it possible this is some kind of negotaiting game?

I don't think so.They bluntly don't want to pay taxes.That's why I beginning
to think its a political trend.



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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Thread starter):
mostly Hispanic,that will not pay sales tax on taxable
product.For example,we lost two sales today amounting
to $200.00 and this seems to happening on a daily basis.

Copy this statement and show it to them next time this situation occurs:

"NO QUIERE PAGAR EL IMPUESTO? PUES VAYASE DE MI TIENDA, PENDEJO DE ILEGAL?"

Translation: You don't want to pay taxes? Then get the hell out of my store you worthless illegal.



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 5):
Copy this statement and show it to them next time this situation occurs:

"NO QUIERE PAGAR EL IMPUESTO? PUES VAYASE DE MI TIENDA, PENDEJO DE ILEGAL?"

Translation: You don't want to pay taxes? Then get the hell out of my store you worthless illegal.

HAhaha! That's funny.That should build a good customer base!
 duck 



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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 5):
"NO QUIERE PAGAR EL IMPUESTO? PUES VAYASE DE MI TIENDA, PENDEJO DE ILEGAL?"

Translation: You don't want to pay taxes? Then get the hell out of my store you worthless illegal.

While I agree they have to pay taxes if they want to buy anything, I don't think you have to be impolite at any time...



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User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 996 times:

I have not heard of this trend. The collection of taxes has helped create and fund public investment thus leading to a stable economic environment that allows for a middle class that many places on the planet will never see. That's how we have water, streets, fire, police and other public service that exist continuously throughout the country. The countries these people come from don't have that level of stuff and yet fail to understand how we magically have all of this. There is a cost associated with this. In Oregon there isn't a "sales tax" but they too have methods to fund for the general welfare of the public. These low life POS need to clearly understand how the process works here. I don't want their corrupt form of government and lack of respect for the law. I have no problem telling people to FO.


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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Why don't you mark the prices of the products already with tax included?
Actually, that is a question for the whole of the U.S....



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 983 times:

That's why I buy online... no sales tax. Since I don't live in the USA, I don't feel pleasure when I have to pay sales tax in there. It's enough with the 15% sales tax I have to pay everyday in my country (Venezuela).

Saludos desde Monterrey,
Luis


User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3052 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 9):
Why don't you mark the prices of the products already with tax included?
Actually, that is a question for the whole of the U.S....

That would be great if it were a universal policy because as it stands
now,I can't raise the price and remain competitive.
Right now,if no taxes paid by customer,discount on price,I have to pay tax on
discount price, squeezing profit.Three way discount at my expense.That
sucks.



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Two things in life are certain...

1) You will die
2) You will pay taxes



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User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12):
1) You will die
2) You will pay taxes

Not if you die before you pay taxes.


User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Quoting ThereAndBack (Reply 13):
Not if you die before you pay taxes.

Then you estate get's taxed for unpaid taxes. There is not way out!



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User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 901 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 14):
Then you estate get's taxed for unpaid taxes. There is not way out!

You can die at birth...


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 887 times:

Quoting ThereAndBack (Reply 15):
You can die at birth...

The medical expenses that you use whilst alive, are taxed... Perhaps you didnt pay for them, but you still used a taxable service...



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 880 times:

Having worked as a cashier at two different places here in Washington, I've had this happen more than a few times. When I still lived with my parents in Redmond, I'd get an occassional foreign born customer who would argue about paying, but what happens more often down here in Olympia (which is considerably more irritating) is that I get lots of Oregon residents who use their tax exemptions to buy stuff for their family/friends who live in Washington. Working at a certain home improvement mega-retailer, I get some pretty expensive transactions. One customer paid $1,100.00 for roofing supplies, then flashed his Oregon driver's license and got it knocked down to somewhere just under $1,000.00. The whole time I was doing this, his mom was right there talking about the roof work they had to do (I'm sure they drove all the way from Oregon to buy their roofing supplies in Olympia). Long story short, Washington residents get screwed out of $90+ worth of public funds. Furthermore, tax exemption doesn't require anything more than showing an ID or putting in a tax-exempt number (for resalers), making it really easy for people with old (non-expired) Oregon or Alaska licenses to skirt the tax even when they're living in Washington.


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