Yesterday I got chicken feed at Tractor Supply. When I went to pay for the feed, I noticed that the clerk was charging me sales tax. When I told him I thought chicken feed was tax exempt, he asked for my phone number to see if I was in the system. He couldn't find either of my numbers in the comptuter, so started asking for my address etc. When he asked me for my social security number or tax ID I shot through the roof and asked why he needed that information. He said they gave it to corporate who gave it to the Federal government. I asked why they did that, and said he didn't know. I said forget it, I'll pay the sales tax. I've heard that one of the ways the government was going to implement NAIS was to require the feed stores give them infomation about everyone who buys poultry or livestock feed, so I wasn't about to give out my social security number!! I asked the clerk if he needed that info due to NAIS...and he didn't even know what NAIS was!! Last year I bought chicken feed at two small businesses and wasn't charged sales tax. None of the clerks at those places asked for any personal info. When I came home yesterday, I looked at all the chicken feed receipts that date from last year-and Tractor Supply AND Rural King charged me tax for feed! So what do I do? Do you really have to give out all of your personal info to buy chicken feed tax exempt in Indiana? Or should I complain to the Indiana IRS and risk having it on record that I have chickens? ( They tape their phone calls) Or do I forget about getting chicken feed at Tractor Supply and Rural King and get it at the small suppliers? I'd like to stay out of NAIS as long as possible.