An audit blitz on dozens of waiters, waitresses and bartenders in St. Catharines has forced every one of them to cough up more income tax.
The sweep by Canada Revenue Agency auditors targeted 145 people working in 4 restaurants in St. Catharines.
The pilot project was to determine exactly how much cash the taxman is losing to the underground economy in the hospitality industry.
A 2010 report on the blitz found that every worker was hiding tip income.
They had to pay more than 15-hundred dollars on average in extra taxes.