I have a solution for the underground work
In France, Jean-Claude tells us, contractors can get fined double their cash-payment for working in the underground. And the customer is fined, too.
By Steve Payne
Last week we ran a piece called “Competing with Fly-By-Nighters.” Thanks to former painting contractor Bruce MacKinnon for that one.
Here is a reply to that article, from “French Renovator” (he doesn’t say where he’s based) Jean-Claude…
“Hi, everyone. I have a solution for the underground work. The government should look over at France. (Over there) if you get caught doing a cash job for $1,000 you get find $2,000 plus all taxes extra… and the best thing is that your customer is fined the same amount – as if he’s the driver at a robbery!”
“And if you don’t like someone and you know they are getting cash jobs, you can just call the taxman and get a piece of the action….”
“Thank you for your time.”