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Restaurant Faces Criminal Charges Under Tax-Evading Zapper Law

Jan. 15, 2019, 11:05 PM

Minnesota revenue officials filed a rare criminal action alleging the owners of a popular Japanese steakhouse used tax-zapping cash register software to suppress more than $300,000 in sales and deprive the state of nearly $43,000 in tax revenue.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Dakota County Attorney’s Office Jan. 15 announced criminal charges against Kehui Yang and Qiuyun Huang of Eagan, Minn. The two men own Shogun Burnsville, Inc., which operates Shogun Japanese Steakhouse. The complaint alleges the defendants installed an illegal electronic sales suppression software known as “Happy World” on their point of sale system to under-report their ...

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