Puzzled as to what actions a consumer should take if they encounter a retailer charging tax when they shouldn’t — an offer to the clerk to buy the item and not pay the tax would likely meet with resistance — I contacted the Indiana Department of Revenue. The representative I spoke with suggested shopping somewhere else. Finally, a straightforward answer that I can agree with.
Emmett Dulaney is an Anderson resident and the author of several books on technology. His column appears Tuesdays.