Is a merchant legally required to provide a receipt at the time of purchase?

Question Details:

We were provided a debit card receipt, but the merchant says that they cannot provide a detailed register receipt. The purchase was for approximately $2,400 for numerous items. The merchant has repeatedly assured us that a receipt can be provided but it has been several months and they keep putting us off. We suspect that the merchant is avoiding paying sales tax, by not running sales through the cash register.

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