Only people pay taxes. Large corporations and small businesses are not taxpayers. They are only tax collectors. People need to understand that taxes are added to their products’ cost. For example, the business has to add taxes. Sales tax is usually shown on the receipt; other state, county and city business license taxes, property taxes, state income taxes and federal income taxes are not shown separately. Businesses become tax collectors for our governments.
My family sells fireworks in five Tennessee locations. We have to file a total of 23 reports and pay fees and money for each location. Thanks to computers, it is not as difficult as it used to be. We are tax collectors. We must collect these from our customers.
Where else can the government get money? Directly or indirectly from people? Decades ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that corporations were “artificial persons existing only in contemplation of law,” i.e. not people, and only people pay taxes. The media and politicians have convinced our citizens otherwise.