I've been working for a company for under a year and I have many responsibilities all related to technology. Recently, I was tasked with buying new tech equipment for employees.
We had a major delay in shipment from our normal supplier so I was told to do research on competitors. After the quote arrived I realized that our previous supplier didn't charge retail tax, but this one did. I mentioned it to my boss (the company owner) and he said something along the lines of "yeah, they think we resell the equipment instead of using it internally. If we ever get audited we're in trouble."
My job is to just get the quotes, do research on the equipment, and make a request for purchase. Is it possible I will also be in legal trouble? Should I report this to my state's revenue department?
This isn't the first time that I have seen unscrupulous business practices. As an example we almost threw away large batteries in the dumpster, but it was prevented.