Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy announced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2021.  Buried in the dense text of the 94-page document (at page 37) were several
Continue Reading Garden State “Zapper” Users Beware: New Jersey Announces Crackdown on Revenue Suppression Programs

The State of Minnesota has joined the growing list of states that are criminally prosecuting business owners for using “zapper” programs to commit tax evasion.  Yesterday the Minnesota Department of
Continue Reading Minnesota Joins Widening Crackdown on “Zappers” With Announcement of State’s First Criminal Convictions for Using Sales Suppression Devices

Calling it the largest sales suppression software case in state history, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the filing of criminal charges last week against the owner of six
Continue Reading State Crackdown on “Zappers” Continues: Washington State AG Files $5.6 Million Criminal Tax Case Against Restauranteur

BNA’s Michael J. Bologna and Paul Shukovsky have written a comprehensive article about a pervasive problem facing state tax auditors:  the use by restaurants and other cash-intensive businesses of electronic
Continue Reading BNA Reports That Tax-Zapping Software Costs States $21 Billion in Taxes Annually

Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has arrested and charged a New Haven restauranteur with various offenses for using sales tax suppression software. According to a press release announcing the
Continue Reading Connecticut Announces Arrest of Restaurant Owner for Using “Zapper” Tax Suppression Software

2000px-Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Justice_svgIn December, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against John Yin, a software salesman who worked for a Canadian company that sells point of sale (POS) software programs that enabled
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In December, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against John Yin, a software salesman who worked for a Canadian company that sells “point of sale” software programs that enabled restaurants
Continue Reading Feds Crack Down on Use of “Tax Zapper” Software by Restaurants and Other Cash Businesses