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In California, if a business very similar to mine (a restaurant)

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In California, if a business very similar to mine (a restaurant) is operating just a few doors away, but not paying any taxes, employee workman's comp or insurance, what can I do to stop it? This business is run by some local churches. In this state only people who volunteer for 'ministerial' work can be exempt - business activities the church conducts may not use 'volunteers'. The government agencies I've called don't want to know. I'm filing for chapter 13 because I've not been able to pay the taxes for the past four months and really resent someone copying everything I do - and undercutting the price to boot - without paying the same piper I do. (sorry to rant)
You have a lot of work cut out for yourself if you want to address this matter. Believe me, I am of a similar mind set as you when it comes to tax exempt organizations.

What you need to do is petition you state representatives in order to get the state laws changed regarding tax exempt organizations. This is not going to be easy.

As for the "volunteers" working in nonexempt activities, have you contacted California's state taxing authority. It might be interested in this matter, especially if it determines that the organization is not paying the state withholding taxes it should be.

Sorry about your business. Good luck.

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