Tax fraud – The Sainte-Thérèse Foot Care Clinic and its administrators sentenced to a total of nearly $150,000 in fines for fraud

Revenu Québec announced that a body care company, 9265 0118 Québec inc., doing business under the name Foot Care Clinic, located in Sainte-Thérèse, as well as three of its directors, have been sentenced to pay fines totaling $149,466. The individuals pleaded guilty on September 19 at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse to charges of tax evasion.

The charges against the defendants Brigitte Bouchard, Mario Éthier and Jordan Éthier result from an investigation by Revenu Québec following a report from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, according to which the company was selling plantar orthotics without collecting the applicable taxes.

 

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The investigation revealed that the company had failed to collect certain amounts relating to applicable taxes between 2012 and 2018. In addition, it had not submitted its corporate returns for the tax years to Revenu Québec. 2015 to 2017. The three directors, who are members of the same family, finally pleaded guilty on behalf of the company.

The Foot Care Clinic was ordered to pay fines totaling $87,616, while Brigitte Bouchard and Mario Éthier were fined $22,269 each. For his part, Jordan Éthier was fined $17,310.

According Revenu Québec is a major player in the fight against economic crime and tax evasion. That’s why it puts a lot of effort into countering them.

According to the announcement by Revenu Québec, the full recovery by Québec of the tax revenues owed to it is a priority. It is a question of fairness with respect to the vast majority of citizens and businesses who pay their fair share of taxes.

Revenu Québec’s mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of Québec by supporting citizens and businesses in understanding and fulfilling their tax responsibilities. The organization ensures that everyone pays their fair share and benefits from the programs to which they are entitled.

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