From March 1, all establishments with a minimum of 2 stars must have a POS terminal.

The state introduced this measure with the idea of ​​not evading taxes.

"The fact that the state will fight tax evasion with a POS terminal has nothing to do with the one. The POS terminal is only invented to benefit customers. It has absolutely no other function," said the chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Restaurants Richard Alibegov in the program "Direct" on Bulgaria ON AIR.

According to him, this does not lead to the brightening of the business.

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"We tried to explain to the Ministry of Finance, but there is no hearing there. This is only in the service of the customers," Alibegov explained to Bulgaria ON AIR.

According to him, these establishments with more than two stars are located in hotels or are part of hotel complexes.

The chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Restaurants also commented on the cases in which some restaurants do not issue a receipt, but hand their customers a note with an amount written on it.

"As in any business, so in ours there are dishonest people against whom we fight. It is not only this receipt. If he does not issue a receipt, then he does not appoint the staff to what he works, but to - few hours. If he does not issue a receipt, it means that he does not pay VAT and does not pay taxes. He can sell much cheaper than us, and this is unfair competition," stressed Alibegov.

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