A man has been fined for paying his taxes directly to a tax office.
OTTAWA -- A Canadian businessperson who paid his taxes several days before they were due was slapped with a hefty $287,000 penalty because he remitted the cheque to a tax office instead of a bank.From what I can understand, the initial changes were made to make the gathering of the spoils more "efficient" and "cost-effective", although until now the Government didn't take advantage of the opportunity to fine taxpayers for non-compliance. This is totally disgusting. Why wasn't this man informed by the tax office when he remitted his payment? According to Couture, a letter was sent out to businesses back in March informing them of the law which has only been enforced for a month, and apparently not known about by bureaucrats working in the tax office, but no grace period for this guy who dutifully paid his taxes early.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, November 22, 2006