Taxman Raids Tiny Diner, Saying it Makes $1M a Month?
About half an hour south of Nashville is the college town of Murphreesboro. In the downtown are some small businesses. One of them is a diner.
State tax collectors shut it down in a raid. They were there to collect $180,000 for two months’ sales taxes. The sales tax rate is just under 10%. The owner points out that this indicates that the diner makes $1,000,000 per month.
The raiders were by law required to provide 10-days’ notice before a raid. They apparently forgot.
The owner has been in a dispute with the state about what he owes. He was given no warning of the raid.