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Q&A with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Why does the Department of Revenue still use the 1980 statistics for cash sales vs. credit sales for their sales tax audits? People primarily use credit or debit cards for payments today.
The Department of Revenue uses the most recent information available each year in computing the 1099K to total sales ratios. The most recent year for which we have 1099K information is 2017.