One Quebec company and five people have been fined a total of $1,036,596.33 for various incidents of tax fraud, according to a statement from Revenu Québec. A few of the people were also sentenced to prison terms.
The punishment is part of the Hantise project, a major investigation carried out by Revenu Québec in collaboration with the Sûreté du Québec’s financial crimes division. The operation targets individuals and companies who have participated in tax avoidance schemes.
Denis Lebeau and Sandra Corbin were each fined $345,614 for making false statements and failing to declare the amount of taxes collected, according to Revenu Québec.
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