Although this post is not about tax delinquencies, it is in the same vein.
Last evening, I ate at a small, very casual restaurant with my children in Northern Virginia. We ordered just a couple of items and I was surprised by the overall cost. Not shocked, mind you, just surprised. As we finished our meal I glanced at my receipt, when something jumped out at me. The tax on my bill was 10%, and furthermore, the rounding was incorrect as well, rounding up a penny when it should have been down a penny. The total amount I was overcharged was slightly less than a $1. I doubt anyone would notice, and I only noticed by accident.
But this was no accident. Tax rates in a POS are entered by the proprietor, and can easily be changed on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. They can be changed to the 1/100th of a percent. Any monies collected above the tax rate is pure profit for the proprietor. I have contacted the restaurant this morning and am affording them the opportunity to correct it. It is possible that a new manager accidentally changed the tax rate, but I doubt that. Shameful.
I'm in the business but content here solely my own and is not associated with my employer at all.
Sometimes, I try to disassociate myself from my own opinions.