Tax Authorities Put Spiders On The Web
Tax collecting agencies are wising up that many people are making money on the internet, and some of them might be... less than enthusiastic about paying taxes on it. And they're sending out spiders, just like Google or Yahoo or any other search engine, and looking for taxable transactions.
The American version, The Internal Revenue Service, will neither confirm nor deny use of such a data collection method. Let me translate that for you: Of course they are.