Hard work and long days helped the founders of Denver’s Rolling Pin Bakeshop achieve their dreams of success. But one misstep in managing sales tax threatened to put this bakery out of business until they discovered the DAVO Technologies Sales Tax app for Clover.
Sales Tax Debt Threatens Success
Jay Thomas and Michael Martinez started the artisanal bake shop as a labor of love. They transformed an antique building to create a charming gathering spot with French bistro tables and classic wooden chairs. Jay, a talented baker, runs the kitchen while Michael oversees the front of the house. From selling out of product on opening day to becoming the go-to place in the neighborhood for croissants, coffee, and cakes, the partners recognized they needed help managing their success. A minority partner stepped in to help with some back-office tasks, including handling the shop’s sales tax.
Several months after opening, the partners were shocked to receive a letter from the Colorado Department of Revenue informing them that the bakery had never filed a sales tax return or remitted a penny of sales tax. They owed thousands of dollars in back sales tax plus penalties and interest. Their partner had dropped the ball. Without a quick fix, the back tax debt could mean the end of Michael and Jay’s sweet dream.
Finding a Sales Tax Solution for Clover Merchants
Michael’s first step was to research options for managing sales tax via the Clover App Market. Rolling Pin Bake Shop had used the Clover POS from opening day, and used apps for employee scheduling, customer loyalty, and gift cards. Why not find one to help them manage taxes?
A quick search turned up DAVO Sales Tax, an app that runs on Clover. It automatically sets aside the exact amount of sales tax collected daily in a secure bank account. When taxes are due, DAVO uses the funds to make the payment to the state revenue service on time, in full, guaranteed.
With DAVO, the entire process of managing and paying sales tax became seamless and automatic for Rolling Pin Bakeshop. They had eliminated their risk of not having enough money set aside or forgetting to make a sales tax payment on time.
DAVO Sales Tax Saves Time, Stress and Worry
Using DAVO Sales Tax app has transformed the business. “Knowing that our sales tax is always set aside and paid on-time has been life changing,” says Michael Martinez Rolling Pin Bake Shop. “There are many apps available, but none are as important as DAVO. I would never consider any POS system that does not have DAVO, and I recommend DAVO to everyone I know who either owns or is opening a business.”