When Stores Don't Give us Receipts

Philippines
January 21, 2007 10:23am CST
i think it is the store's duty to give us receipts but there are many who don't give their customers receipts and thus evading taxes. as customers we should be vigilant too and ask for receipts from them.this way we help our government raise revenues to finance its operations.
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@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
it's also the right of the customers to ask for a receipt because if there is a defect on the item that needs to be replace, a receipt can be shown as proof of purchase. you're right also because it is the responsibility of the customer because this is the only to help the government on the tax system.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
yes you are right jeb. receipts give us protection in case the product we bought turns out to be deffective. aside from that we are also helping the government and thus helping ourselves too.
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• India
25 Jan 07
I think its also our duty to demand for a receipt. We need to make them aware. If all of us keep demanding for receipts. a day will come when all shop keepers will give receipts without us asking for it.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
yes it is a duty and a right to demand receipt..this way we help our government raise revenues to finance its operations and cater to the needs of the public. but sadly, i dont think everyone gets receipts when buying.
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@deeken (73)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I feel we should always be given a receipt also I tend to ask for one when they do not hand me one, sometimes I get the following oh we do not have any, and I say well write one up on paper please sign your name and store name date etc? it is our right to have one, we are spending the money
@grayxenon (1306)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
whenever possible i ask for reciepts, yes this is my way of helping the government to collect more revenues which are very vital to perform there task which in return benefits us all citizen's. my country is quite vigilant too in assuring that proper receipts are given to costumers, they even had this promotional campaign by making receipts as raffle entries to encourage citizens to ask for thier receipts, unfortunately i did not win, :(
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I agree with you. The worst places are the flee markets. Or swap markets. They want cash and charge you tax and don't give you a receipt.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Jan 07
You have a point there and I think we should try to ask for one when we do not get it.
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@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
I am writing from a country where it happen every day but I tarvelled a lot around the world and I found the same problems in many countries. Too much often I have to ask for the receipt. I don't understand why the don't give us soon. I know about taxes but they must do that!
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@fcrifcri (122)
• Italy
20 Feb 07
I am Italian too and I don't think exactly the same. Yes, some store an shops try, sometime, to not give the receipt but now, in the last few years, it is normal that they give. Italy is changing.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
Stores should be giving receipts, you're right. There are situations where I don't get one, nor want one. There are some things I buy, or services I get that are "under the table", where I don't pay tax, and the person providing the service doesn't pay tax.
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@20031969 (934)
• India
13 Feb 07
some vendor is dishonest who wants to cheat vendee. so it is high time we all indian should be aware of receipts which is our right and if the vendor does not want to provide receipt we can claim consumer forum also so that we can get benefit of product.
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@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
How i wish that our government here in the Philippines is like your govenment there.But unfortunately,we have a corrupt government.Its it up to the customers to ask receipts from stores because its their duty and responsibilities to issue receipts.
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
hello gwapako. pinoy here too and like you bisdak pud.heheheeh. thanks for responding.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
20 Feb 07
You bring up a good point, and this is something that I have never thought of before. Most major stores always give a receipt, but there are so many times that I have stopped into a small corner store or family-owned store for a few things and have not been given a receipt. It never occurs to me to ask for one if I pay with cash, but you're right- they could be doing a large part of their business under-the-table and not paying taxes. Which means that they collect the sales tax from us and then pocket it as additional profit. I'm going to be sure to ask for a receipt from now on!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I've never thought of the fact that businesses may be hiding profits from the government, I usually think it's just people not paying attention. I never think about receipts for small items but for larger more expensive things if they don't offer me one I will ask.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
well i think store are really obliged to give receipts because its a law. when they refused they can be punish by the law. its your right to be given when you purchase and if they refuse you can report them.
• United States
19 Feb 07
Most stores don't give us receipts out here. I ask for one if an item I am buying could be defective when I get home. And lately because of the Premyo sa Resibo Promo, I prefer to buy from malls and supermarkets so I have a receipt.
• India
13 Feb 07
we must call police