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A third of Canada's restaurants may be ripping off the taxman by using sophisticated “zapper” programs and other software to hide their sales.
The Canada Revenue Agency has found an estimated $141-million in phantom sales that were deliberately erased in electronic cash registers to dodge taxes.
The widespread fraud was uncovered in a three-year pilot project that analyzed electronic sales data at 424 establishments to find faint traces of sales that were wiped clean.
A team of 14 data specialists discovered at least 143 cases of suspected fraud, each with an average of $1-million in hidden sales. That works out to about 34 per cent of all the sale systems that came under scrutiny.Canada is built on Judeo-Christian values. Without them, we will crumble.
Throw them all in jail.