$5.6 million

Accounting Today

Roger Russell

November 30

Trying to catch dishonest merchants who escape sales tax collectors can be tough if you don't understand sales suppression software.

Salvador Sahagun was charged by the State of Washington with pocketing more than $5.6 million in state sales taxes through the use of sales suppression software at his six Tacos Guaymas restaurants in the Seattle area. However, none of the shops had used suppression software, and none of the receipts identified as "missing" were, in fact, missing. Sahagun was the subject of widespread media coverage and both he and his business suffered greatly.

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