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Failing to file costs $4,000

Surrey resident Jacques Ronald Desputeaux was sentenced on April 17 in Surrey Provincial Court after pleading guilty to four counts of failure to file tax returns.

Desputeaux failed to file his personal tax returns for 2001 and 2002 and goods and services tax returns for 2005 and 2006. He was fined $1,000 per count and given until Oct. 31, 2009 to pay. 

When people are convicted of failing to file tax returns, in addition to any fines imposed by the courts, they must still file the returns and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest owed, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Last year, compliance officers at the Burnaby-Fraser Tax Services Office obtained 11,788 returns from people who were required to file but had not done so. The additional taxes, penalties and interest from those returns totalled $80,316,404. 

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