Have you found that when higher taxes are instituted, more businesses go underground? What about when sales taxes are applied to lawn care?
Local businesses not happy with 6% extended sales tax - Carol Humphreys of Romeo Accountants said "My landscapers are upset, they have a hard time with collections now," she said. "A lot of them are expressing that it's another blow to a fragile economy."
On top of this, she said the tax may make a lot of businesses work "under the table," causing legitimate businesses who have to tax to compete against illegitimate businesses just to survive, creating a bad atmosphere.