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#450504 - 11/07/12 07:28 AM GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt  
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General Sales Tax Department is cracking down on Chinese nationals who refuse to use their programmable cash register and issue receipt to their customers.After a number of complaints from the public, GST made a visit to two Chinese nationals who were charged with failure to utilize a programmable cash register and failure to issue a tax receipt. They are 43-year-old Chinese national, Yue Ling Huang Wong, owner of Julie’s Supermarket located in the Belama Phase 2 area of Belize City. The second person is 52-year-old Hong Ging Huang, owner of Seashore Store located at Mile 2 on the Northern Highway. Both Wong and Huang were slapped with one count each of the same offenses but they were arraign separately in court. They both pleaded not guilty to the two charges. Their case was adjourned for December 19 and they were both offered bail in the sum of $1,000 each plus one surety of the same amount which they met by 11:00 this morning. Every retail grocery store should issue a tax receipt and to do so they must utilize a programmable cash register. We understand that both Wong and Huang have these machines present inside their store, but have not used them. GST personnel believe that they refuse to use the machines because it is a way they can cheat the system and not pay GST to government

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#450513 - 11/07/12 08:36 AM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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Bail? You get arrested?

#450530 - 11/07/12 02:06 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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Wow, They can jail alot of store owners in San Pedro... I shop at a few shops both in town and south, The Lebanese never give a receipt , and they have 2 registers. They add it up on a calculator. Then plugs in a very lesser amt in the register. Guess thats how they skim off the GST.
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#450531 - 11/07/12 02:16 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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I shop at Public Market and the Jordanians always give me a receipt. There service is also excellent and they carry the dry cereals I love for much less than any of the other markets.


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#450532 - 11/07/12 02:19 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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Come on Harriette the Jordanians have not been in San Pedro as long as the Lebanese. HA HA HA.

#450535 - 11/07/12 02:27 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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AND?


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#450537 - 11/07/12 02:32 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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I was only on the Island a few weeks and was told by loads of people how to fiddle taxes and cook the books.

#450557 - 11/07/12 10:14 PM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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Truthfully the taxes charged by GOB (whether GST or Property Tax) seems so small in comparison to most other countries I don't understant why merchants would try to skim, especially GST. The taxes are collected from individuals, it is not like it is out of their own pockets. How do these people think infrastructure and services are provided for the benefit of all the citizens. And judging from the advantages taken by merchants and developers, they don't seem to mind paying a fine after the fact IF they get caught. Perhaps jail time would be more of a deterrant than a fine.


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#450600 - 11/08/12 09:35 AM Re: GST crack down on supermarkets not issuing receipt [Re: Marty]  
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The chances of getting caught was remote as there was one tax inspector and hundreds of merchants and if you did get caught the inspector was on hand to take money and put it in her pocket. There for there was no fine. GOB then lost money, that is the way it was.


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