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Nope, it's not. In fact, we should carry/use more cash again!

There are circles thinking alound about abandoning cash all together - gaining absolute control on who spends how much on what, when, where ..... actually as there would be no such thing as money ..... one day, what you think you own will just evaporate into thin air ..... the same it was created from.
They were saying pretty much the same thing when banks and governments started getting everyone to use paper money instead of 'real' cash in the form of gold (and silver, etc.) coins.

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They were saying pretty much the same thing when banks and governments started getting everyone to use paper money instead of 'real' cash in the form of gold (and silver, etc.) coins.
And with excellent reason. Feel free to look up how often the US, for instance, saw the value of its paper money* drop to zero.



*money in a somewhat loose sense because until perhaps a century ago people usually didn't differentiate between debt and money
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Old 17.07.2018, 07:28
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Hi!
There is a small store nearby where sellers refuse to accept a payment card if a purchase costs less than 10 CHF. When a payment is done in cash, a receipt is printed only if a customer explicitly asks for it.
Does this look like a possible tax evasion to you or not?
Don't you have anything better to think about?
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Old 17.07.2018, 08:43
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Re: Tax evasion or not?

The OP asks a fair question, though being Switzerland I’d say the answer is almost certainly no, this is not linked to tax evasion.

In the UK for sure, and probably elsewhere, corner shops and other small businesses are notorious for under-reporting sales for tax purposes. It’s also a common method for staff to steal from employers.
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Old 17.07.2018, 08:45
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The OP asks a fair question, though being Switzerland I’d say the answer is almost certainly no, this is not linked to tax evasion.

In the UK for sure, and probably elsewhere, corner shops and other small businesses are notorious for under-reporting sales for tax purposes. It’s also a common method for staff to steal from employers.
The company that does my tax return never gives a receipt. Everything cash!
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Old 17.07.2018, 08:46
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I ask for a receipt for a magazine, for petrol, and for groceries. Saves me being accused of shoplifting.

No, doesn't save you from being accused of shoplifting, it allows you to prove you haven't shoplifted
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Old 17.07.2018, 08:59
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The issue of receipts concerns not only tax evasion but theft by employees.
It hasn't happened to to me very often here, but I have on occasion been presented with an incomplete receipt in a restaurant only for the waiter to 'suddenly remember' that an item is missing and amend it by hand. Of course, it could be a genuine mistake ...
Whereas at a certain citrus-themed cafe at Zurich Stadelhofen, it isn't unknown for the waiting staff to add an item or two to the bill. Good to see waiters with a social conscience!
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Old 17.07.2018, 09:25
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Nope, it's not. In fact, we should carry/use more cash again!

There are circles thinking alound about abandoning cash all together - gaining absolute control on who spends how much on what, when, where ..... actually as there would be no such thing as money ..... one day, what you think you own will just evaporate into thin air ..... the same it was created from.
As author Neal Asher said, if you abolish money, all it takes is someone to write an IOU... and back it comes.
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Likewise in Italy.

And you have to be a certain distance from the bar or shop before you toss the receipt, otherwise YOU can be fined!

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I think this changed a long time ago. The customer can no longer be prosecuted, but the shop may well be in trouble if they are caught or it is reported.
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Even my local COOP ask me if i want the receipt.. It's totally common around these parts to not get a receipt. I don't think they are all tax dodging.
But they first print it, then ask
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Re: Tax evasion or not?

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Thank you.
So,
1) Is it true that if the receipt is printed, then the purchase is definitely booked?
2) How can I be sure that the purchase is booked if I pay in cash and the receipt is not printed?
Ultimately you can not be sure in either case; on the other hand, it is none of your business.
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But they first print it, then ask
In some newsagents and petrol stations it is now printed only on request or is only automatically if it's a card payment.

If you don't want a receipt in Coop and have a Supercard you can set it up in your profile so that a receipt is not printed for your purchases and/or a digital copy comes via email.
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Old 02.08.2018, 08:37
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In some newsagents and petrol stations it is now printed only on request or is only automatically if it's a card payment.
Even with a card payment the printing is not automatically everywhere.
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Even with a card payment the printing is not automatically everywhere.
Hence me indicating 'some'.
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Whereas at a certain citrus-themed cafe at Zurich Stadelhofen, it isn't unknown for the waiting staff to add an item or two to the bill. Good to see waiters with a social conscience!
Did you know they are closing? Man, we used to have our Latin lessons in there, after our teacher figured out that we would skive off in there rather than being bolloxed for being late on Saturday mornings (lessons started at 7.30 and many people came in with the train, so if you missed the earlier train, you just waited until the next lesson and fabricated some excuse for missing the lesson), he started showing up there with the rest of the class that had made it to the classroom.
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