Northern Residents Fined For Tax Evasion

Monday, March 06, 2006 at 14:02



Three northerners have been fined a total of over $8,000 for failing to file personal income tax returns dating back as far as 2001.


Marvin and Melva Herman of La Loche face fines of $3,000 and $4,000, respectively, for not filing their personal income taxes in 2001 and 2002.


Gregory Darryl Natomagan of Pinehouse was also fined $1,000 in provincial court for not filing his return in 2003.


Saskatoon Tax Services office manager Kathy Ager says the large fines are intended to be a deterrent for those guilty of income tax violations.


Ager says the fines can range from $1,000 to $25,000 for every year someone fails to file their taxes.


She also reminds everyone to file their 2005 tax returns by April 30th in order to avoid potential fines and penalties.