That requirement for the 1099 was repealed for the avg citizen. Can you imagine the avg citizen filling out a 1099 for every mechanic, plumber, electrician,farrier, vet, tooth fairy etc? What people do with the money I pay them is their business. I am not and will not be the IRS's policeman. It was a stupid idea floated by big brother.
Canada has a national sales tax, called the GST.Goods and Services tax. In Ontario, we have Harmonized Sales Tax, otherwise known as HST, which right now is 13%. That adds up to a hefty chunk of change to add on to the bill when buying things, especially big ticket items. It's also charged on utilities.
And again, you make my point. It would be absolutely UnAmerican to prevent people from not reporting all of their income! Tax avoidance/evasion is the American way! :lol: