We will not help retailers avoid tax

Around ten years ago we lost some sales because we would not help retailers avoid tax by maintaining two sets of financial records – one for the business and one for the tax man.

We reported the situation to the ATO and they brought in the Federal Police and several federal and state government agencies. We told them everything we had been told by others.  Whoever was doing this to win business must have stopped because we stopped being asked to provide software which facilitates tax fraud.

Over the last few weeks, however, we have been asked again.

Given the benchmarking project by the ATO, any business would be foolish to hide income because it will soon be discovered.

Our Point of Sale software does not offer two sets of accounting records and we will never develop such software.

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