Haha... I was already bitching about this in my Cap and Trade thread. I called the supervisor for our area. The way they figured out who was renting the houses out was the owners did not take the $75 a year tax exemption for their first home. Problem is, no one knew of this exemption/ rebate. I guess we had to fill out some piece of paper and send it in to get it. They figured people would have wanted their rebate so the remaining people must be renting the houses out. So to not be on the program, you are required to send in a bill like PG&E or phone bill from the residence to opt out of it. If not, then they will put a lean on your house for non payment.
How do you like those apples. Prove to us you exist or we will tax you further. The irony of the whole issue, is so many people did not realize they get a $75 a year rebate on taxes that the phone has been flooded. They had people staffed just to handle the calls. So for their $36 they are now going to fork over $75. Of course, I think it is just an excuse and will quickly hit the land lords up for petty crap when the budget is low at the end of the year.