Can I adjust the sales tax on a receipt when entering my data?
I have run into a few cases where small shops or retailers have incorrectly charged GST, and I didn't notice until it was too late. These purchases were for my small business (GST registered). Here are two examples:
1. I bought some taxable items at a corner store and they were keyed in as non-taxable, so no tax showed up on the receipt. I believe if the retailer catches this mistake later, they are required to submit taxes based on the amount charged, so should I enter the receipt the same way? I.e. Amount charged with no tax was 10.00. Should I enter it as 9.52 + .48 GST?
2. I had some vehicle work done at a shop and he incorrectly calculated the GST to one tenth of what it should have been. Should I use his numbers, or adjust the tax to the appropriate portion of the total paid?
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