Data Tech International held a presentation in front of The House of Representatives in Washington State on the anti-sale suppression and how modern solutions can help this cause. Mr. Goran explained the main principles (manifesto) behind the solution and all the benefits of TaxCore, offered to be implemented as the platform to monitor compliance of restaurants in Washington State.
DTI also presented its new form of fiscal receipt that comes with a QR code at the bottom which customers can scan with their phones. Subsequently, this turns an every-day consumer into tax authority compliance which results into easier business monitoring. This is an idea that The House of Representatives in Washington liked, especially because the USA has recently been looking into countries that digitalized their tax collecting systems.
Washington is currently the only state in the US making significant progress in solving a tax compliance problem that robs the states of up to $21 billion annually. Just last year, criminal case involving Yu-Ling Wong, owner of the Facing East Restaurant in Bellevue, Washington was settled. At the first glance, the case reveals a fairly routine example of a small business using two sets of books and avoids $395,000 in taxes owed to the state (Washington v. Wong, Wash. Super. Ct., No. 16-1-00179-0, plea entered 8/30/17) but it also reveals a culture demand from computerised POS systems to create fictitious records and deceive any auditor. The beens were spilled by the testimony of the sales suppression software installer who told the judge in the statement of his defence that most every other restaurant do the same.
Professor Richard Ainsworth, who has written extensively on ESS, zappers and phantom-ware, said the most sophisticated systems reconcile differences with the retailer’s inventory systems and financial records. ‘‘If you sell 50 hamburgers, it’ll eliminate 10 of the hamburgers,’’ he said. ‘‘So the state auditor is looking for something that’s not there. These zappers are not only erasing the data, they are erasing the backup files. The really good ones also adjust the inventory list, so it’s like they only bought 40 hamburgers in terms of meat and rolls.’’
The Department of Revenue in Washington State is looking to receive legislative support to adopt best international practices to solve this problem.