We have issued a new Revenue Alert about the consequences of using Electronic Sales Suppression tools (ESS tools).
ESS tools change point-of-sale data collected by a business. The purpose of ESS tools is to evade tax by understating or completely changing revenues. We consider these tools are a significant threat to the integrity of the tax system.
In 2022 we introduced new civil and criminal penalties to address the threat posed by ESS tools. We are also increasing our compliance focus to identify the use of these tools. We will consider all options available to us whenever we find ESS tools.
Read the full Revenue Alert explaining the first step we will take in the compliance focus.