“Supergrass” Website Deactivated

On 4 January, the financial administration disabled the website which was directly connected with the electronic record of sales and whose ‘brief-candled’ existence was enough for it to make the notorious nickname of a “supergrass” one. It served as a point where guests could anonymously report a restaurant or a hotel in which they were not provided with a receipt containing the unique FIK (the Czech abbreviation standing for the ‘fiscal identification code’) generated for every individual transaction by electronic tills. It was fairly easy to use – sending in the pub owner’s VAT Id number, the description, the type and the address of the restaurant, the type of payment and the time followed by hitting the ‘submit’ button is a mean feat, indeed. For those who would find the task a bit too complex in terms of their computer literacy, a manual was also at hand. Although the website was only active for not more than a month, approximately 2,100 reports were recorded and there are some who do not find its deactivation (based the grounds of the reporters’ anonymousness) to be a reason for stopping their activities and they keep on reporting not getting the receipts by other means – emails, post and the brave ones even do so in person…