We must promote the culture of asking for receipts
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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.