Letters to the Editor


I am puzzled by what appears to me to be blatantly unfair business practices freely used by Asian owned and run nail parlors. I have been to at least four different Asian nail parlors during the last 15 years and am amazed to note that each and every one of them demands payment in cash, gives no receipt for services paid for, and does not even own a cash register. The cash is handed to the boss, who simply pockets it, with no evidence of any bookkeeping whatsoever. Meanwhile one reads of other business owners getting jailed for money laundering and tax evasion for doctoring their cash registers in order to pay fewer taxes.

Does the U.S. have some sort of tax free agreement with Asian nail parlors? No wonder they are far cheaper than other nail parlors.