Originally Posted by pooleo
what!? They have no control of sales tax...??? They just collect it. Just like right now, you pay 6% sales tax in MI. You dont see businesses undercutting and "going underground" over that do you? what makes you think that a 9% sales tax would do the same..??
Or they could do some cash business on the side and not collect it, saving the customer 15%. Or they could collect it, but not ring it through the register and pocket it.
I saw these things happen when I worked in restaurants and the tax was 4%. If the sales tax was 15% I'm sure they would happen even more.