Tax fraud: a contractor sentenced to pay a fine of nearly $100,000

News 26 January, 2018
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    Friday, 26 January, 2018 13:14

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    MONTREAL – A montreal contractor has been sentenced by the court to pay fines totalling nearly $ 100,000 in within the next 24 months for offences of tax fraud, has announced that Revenu Québec on Friday.

    Simon Lambert was sentenced on 17 January at the palais de justice of Montreal after pleading guilty to offences relating to the Law on tax administration and the Law on the excise tax, with respect to its participation in a scheme of false invoicing.

    It will be two years to repay to the State the sum of 93 479,62 $.

    According to the survey conducted by Revenu Québec, Simon Lambert and his company, Transport 360 inc., have had recourse to the services of the group Ratelle, in order to obtain false invoices, which enabled them to apply undue of false refunds of taxes.

    In total, 146 transactions based on such invoices have been recorded in the accounting records of the February 1, 2008 to August 4, 2010.

    The group Ratelle has already been dismantled by Revenu Québec a few years ago, in the context of project Vice. The group provided tailor-made services to companies seeking to defraud the inland revenue.