Widespread cash register problems in retail sector

The State Revenue Service inspected 821 stores and vendors this past June, ascertaining different violations in 94 percent of all cases, the LETA newswire reported July 5.

The purpose of the inspections was to appraise the actual situation and provide advice for companies.

Only a small part of stores and outlets had cash registers meeting the current technical requirements, said the Revenue Service. Cash registers at 754 stores did not meet the requirements.

In 44 cases, the Revenue Service found that not all purchases were registered by the retailer. In about as many cases, the amount of cash in the cash register was incorrect. In nine cases, salespersons were working without a contract.

The inspections followed the "Advise First" principle, informing retailers about errors and shortcomings ascertained by the Revenue Service. Retailers were also advised to rectify errors, no penalties were applied, said Sandra Karlina-Admine, head of the Revenue Service's Tax Control Administration.

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