The [California Board of Equalization] estimates the state loses $14 million a year in untaxed pet sales, which if collected would cover about 0.0018 percent of the current deficit.
That assumes hamsters are "non-food animals."
Thank you Sacramento Bee.
Seriously the State sent out "reminders" that pet sales are taxable transactions in the hopes of recovering additional revenue. This is good news because it is finally dawning in some circles that were are in deep deep trouble. Tax every puppy and kitten and we can pay for Ana's 4th liver transplant.