Tax fraud : 30 days in jail and $ 150,000 fine for a restaurateur montreal

News 25 January, 2018
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    Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:21

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    A restaurateur montreal has been ordered to pay a fine of more than $ 150 000 and to a term of imprisonment of 30 days, after being convicted of tax evasion, announced on Thursday that Revenu Québec.

    Dionisios Gianniotis and his company, Restaurant New Verdun, have admitted their guilt on the 17 December at the palais de justice of Montreal.

    The company and its director have pleaded guilty to charges relating to the Act respecting the Québec sales tax (QST) and the Law on the excise tax act (GST). More specifically, they have admitted to have made false or misleading statements, and deliberately failed to collect and remit taxes

    “Mr. Gianniotis has also recognized to have used a computer program that enabled the company to generate about 125 000 false invoices to the image of those produced by the registration module sales (MEV). Thus, the invoices containing the information specified by Law have not been handed over to the customers,” said Revenu Québec in a press release.

    The alleged offences to Dionysus Gianniotis and its restaurant, held between 25 June 2012 and 20 march 2014.