Okay, here's an ethical question of sorts. You know you are being undercut by cash only guys and fly-by-nighters for tree services (removals and grinding stumps in particular). In Texas, where I work, tree services other than land clearing are taxable. That includes stump grinding and tree removals (trimming too), unless it is part of first time clean up for new construction. If you know your competitors are not set up to collect sales tax but you are and you have to do the paperwork, collection, and remittance, do you report the other company when you see them doing taxable services? I haven't reported anyone yet but I don't like the idea of an uneven playing field. Sales tax is a Pain in the Rear! Some things are and some things aren't taxable and it's up to the contractor to figure it out and charge accordingly. I have had customers complain and argue after a job when I add tax. "so and so" didn't charge tax... "but it's the law, ma'am"... Anyway, what would you do? I also see a lot of guys running farm tags on equipment trailers with business signs on their doors. That means they probably bought the machine tax-free and their trailer tags are only $5 a year compared to my $130+ for mine. Seems to me that everyone should follow the rules or else some of us are carrying an unfair burden. If you don't like taxes, tough. I don't either but the law is the law.