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B.C. man sentenced to jail for teaching others how to evade taxes

A Kelowna man has been sentenced to six months in jail for teaching others how to commit fraud, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Donald Grant Baudais, who worked for Paradigm Education Group – which the CRA says is a well-know tax protestor group – was sentenced Sept. 12 after being found guilty of one count of income tax evasion, one count of excise tax evasions and one count of counseling others to commit fraud.

The six month jail term relates to his activities as an “educator” with Paradigm.

Students would pay Baudais a portion of their income in exchange to education and assistance on evading tax.

Baudais was also handed a $24,416 fine, which is how much income tax he evaded and GST he failed to remit.

A CRA investigation determined that Baudias failed to report over $250,000 in income from 2004 to 2008.

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