Even the heartless IRS wouldn’t try to pull something this repugnant.
A frustrated local business owner sent me this copy of his annual Fullerton tax renewal in which a $25.00 tax payment was accompanied with a $20.00 “processing charge.”
You read that right. It’s an 80% surcharge for the city’s Herculean effort to cash your check and rubber stamp you as paid.
All local business owners must pay this ridiculous fee, from doctors and lawyers to handymen, ice cream trucks and taxi drivers. Presumably the actual processing is handled by administrative staff, who are likely already being paid out of the General Fund for other duties. How did they reach that $20 cost? Who knows?
And who decided that business owners should have to pay a fee to pay their taxes?