Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Inspection of cash registers, POS machines set in Q1

CASH register and POS machines used by different establishments in Davao Region will be set for inspection by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) within the first quarter of 2018 after a suppression software was found installed in some of the cash register and POS machines in Metro Manila to tweak the total reflected sales.

On the sidelines of Café Demitasse closure yesterday, January 30 due to tax deficiency, BIR Davao Regional Director Nuzar Balatero said the new deputy commissioner for operations Arnel Guballa has the priority project of inspecting these cash register machines nationwide.

"The machine, when installed with a software, will report to the electric sales journal or to the establishments' sales the tweaked amount. For example, every 5th transaction will automatically be not reported or a certain percentage of the total sales will be deducted. So there's suppression from the actual sales," Balatero said.

BIR staff who will be involved in the inspection undergoes training but Balatero said they target that inspections will commence within the first quarter of the year.

"Definitely, that's fraudulent practice. We can file criminal cases and reboot their permit to use the machine," Balatero said when asked what charges and penalties would the management of the caught establishments face.

He added they would include in the inspection the malls, department stores, and other similar establishments in the inspection.
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