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(Wyo.)-State Officials Are Keeping An Eye On 'Tax Zappers'

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 06/03/2012 06:24 PM

     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming officials say they are keeping an
eye on the proliferation of "tax zappers" who skim sales tax
money that should have gone to the state.
     The piracy involves a computer software program and a plug-in that
drops a number of transactions and the sales tax paid on them from
the system. A selected portion of the transactions and the
equivalent sales taxes collected are erased at the end of the day,
leaving the business' sales records balanced, but less than what
was actually taken in.
     Jeff Vogel, director of the Wyoming Department of Audit, says
legislation may be needed to prohibit the practice.
 
    
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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