No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Submitted by: KoalaMeatPie 8 years ago
http://www.wftv.com/news/18311874/detail.html

Man tries to be honest, pays $1.50 in missed sales tax, gets threatened with fines, criminal charges. (Includes video.)
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Female 15,763
Well it sounds just like a misunderstanding that can now be fixed... right?
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Male 426
who the hell is Todd?
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Female 243
I meant the article said the exact same thing as the video.
Oops.
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Female 1,231
Well, it is the Infernal Revenue Service, right? Even if it`s a local branch, any government agency that has anything at all to do with money has a long and painful history of screwing it up somehow.
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Female 243
That stinks! That`s what you get for trying to be a nice person in America. Geez.

By the way: I read the whole article before I watched the video and then the video said the exact same thing as the video.

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Female 2,064
Poor guy.
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Male 11,740
So if that ever happens to you, screw them. Don`t try to do the right thing, you`ll get f***ed by the government. BIG surprise there.
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Male 75
Pretty much every branch of the government fails, I`ve noticed.
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Female 1,427
... why on earth didn`t he just return to the store and give them $1.50?

Instead, you`re writing a check and mailing it to a government department? Jeesh.

This is why you check your receipts before you leave the store.

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Male 2,422
He should sue the state government for being such monumental f*ckheads.
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Male 4,680
Capitalism fails again...
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Male 10,440
haha. I feel bad for him. But there is no way I would have paid the $1.50.
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Female 58
-_-`
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Female 1,299
*sigh*
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Male 44
lol thats my hometown... that was drated up
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Male 1,086
So common
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Male 562
Guted
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Male 1,148
Bluddy hell, it`s almost like the government would rather people were corrupt.
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Male 4,793
lesson learned? dont try to pay the gov. if you didnt pay them at the right time.
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Male 3,255
One person makes a mistake, another person makes a mistake, then the issue gets cleared up.

Is this really all you have to dangle in front of the masses to entertain them? wow...

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Male 3,430
Ooo jeez prime, no wander Florida is a f`ed up place.
No one knows what to expect the sales tax to be.
lol

I keed, I keed.

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Male 833
I`ve seen this sort of thing happen before... people go to be honest and pay a tiny little amount... then they get f*cked.

Just shows if you dont get charged for something... just go with it.

its probably karma.

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Male 342
"Titusville? Thats a U away from being the awesomest place on Earth." I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

HAHA GOOD SIR

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Female 1,264
Titusville? Thats a U away from being the awesomest place on Earth.
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Male 286
@IkeRay

i can understand why she did that. its sad but i worked at mcdonalds for a year in highschool before i went to college(at the time no one would hire a 17 yo so i took the only job possible for a almost a year) but any how they were very very strict on being over or under on your draw. We were told that if a customer does that(which i do i dont feel like carry a bunch of pennies and what not in my pocket and like you did) we were suppose to put it in the donation box that we had. What was funny is if you were under you had to pay the difference or at least say why(aka a manager made a error with coupons or something) but if you were over you didnt get to keep it....Bastards! lol.

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Male 394
Lol bad English in that article.
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Male 7,933
"Yes parkm, but in Florida, where the incident happened (unless there is a Tallahassee somewhere else), is 6%.
23 * 6% = 1.38"

Its 6% in Florida but its different in every location. In Miami-Dade, its 7%.

It might be 6.5 in tallahasee

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Male 2,703
reminds me what happened yesterday with me. I returned something at the store I had bought and since I bought one inside the Houston city limits and returned it in Cypress, they owed me $.10 (Houston is 8.25%, Cypress is 7.25%). I told the lady to keep it and she pulled the dime out of the drawer and stuck it in her pocket...not exactly what I meant but whatever...
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Male 886
just for a less than a second I thought the website was wtftv.com. Also, it seemed like just a misunderstanding at the end of the article (I didn`t watch the video, though).
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Male 3,430
Yes parkm, but in Florida, where the incident happened (unless there is a Tallahassee somewhere else), is 6%.
23 * 6% = 1.38
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Male 742
8u1137590ng3,sales tax is different in every state
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Female 1,545
Haha does it surprise you that this happened in Florida?

But seriously, I`m almost disturbed enough to write a stern letter to the State of Florida Revenue Service, those nasty bitches.

Almost.

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Male 1,853
No one cares about your damn pepsi ad. GTFO MY INTERNET.
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Male 367
This is why I think the government should have as little control over stuff as possible, this pisses me off, a lot
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Female 4,197
poor bugger
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Male 503
Nothin like some good old karma.

Hey wait, this guy got f$ucked over for doing a good thing... Nvm

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Male 274
man that sucks
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Male 3,431
The only goddamn thing the Government does Well is Collect Taxes. Can`t organize an Emergency Relief Effort or offer a Cohesive Standard for Health Care but by Christs Cadaver if you miss two pennies on your tax return they`ll ride your sweaty ass all the way to the cleaners.
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Male 1,404
In the end the hardware store would have had/will have picked up the tab on the entry error. This most likely will cause a bigger problem with lots of corporate tweakers involved.
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Male 7,933
Scott is clearly a business who is avoiding taxes. Fine him
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Male 3,430
What are you talking about? Scott IS a business!
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Male 976
I swear we need to add another branch to the government called "The Common Sense Branch", and whenever crap like this happens they step in and take control.
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Male 21
He has nothing to be afraid of. Even he DOES go to court (which probably won`t happen), then the state will recognize he`s just a DIY guy who was just being nice. Then charges will be dropped, and they`ll apologize to him... I hope.
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Male 1,540
Sounds like the IRS to me. We`re all criminals that always need to pay more money.
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Male 66
He sent .12 cents more than he needed to. Sales tax for $23 is $1.38 not $1.50.
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Male 586
very lulzy, but then again who`s anal enough to pay that 1.50 common srsly. I understand being a goody two shoes and all, but comon`! 1.50 just let it slide.
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Male 118
That`s some awesome government right there. Maybe they should smash down his door and search his house for bombs or anthrax or something, just to even things out.
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Male 1,078
Oh come on. Really, guys?

You know, this stuff doesn`t surprise me anymore.

Just snafu. Just snafu.

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Female 2,674
How stupid -_-
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Male 2,576
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