The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is aware that electronic sales suppression software (often referred to as “Zapper” software) is currently being marketed and sold to some Canadian businesses. Electronic sales suppression software is designed to work with point-of-sale systems and electronic cash registers. It can be used to select and delete cash sales from computer records in order to evade federal and provincial taxes. In some cases identified by the CRA, businesses have collected taxes from patrons, suppressed sales records using this software, and not sent the taxes to the CRA as required by law.
While Canada has one of the highest rates of compliance in the world, the illegal use of Zapper software is a problem that the CRA is actively addressing. The CRA is increasing its efforts to identify those who develop, sell, or use electronic sales suppression software for illegal purposes. Responsible business owners know that hiding income to evade taxes is against the law. Using this software for illegal purposes is not worth the risk.
For more information visit the CRA website