We must promote the culture of asking for receipts


Allow me to react to the article, “Tricks traders use to evade billions of francs in taxes” (The New Times, October 10).

If we have crimes against national security, I believe these tricks should be classified as crimes against the economy, hence amounting to possible economic sabotage.

I admit I am one of those who don’t insist on receipts but as some readers suggested here, we need concerted efforts to promote this as a national culture.

As a country which is trying to move away from heavy dependency on aid, domestic taxes hold the key.

For this case of VAT, from the article I understand that the consumer has already paid for it so it’s inexcusable for the seller not to declare it to the tax collector hence, evasion.

Lady Priscilla