In 2010-2011, $10.92 was recovered for each dollar invested in the fight against tax evasion.
This represents a 10.5% increase over last year and a 25% increase over the last five years.
The measures against tax evasion and the underground economy we have employed over the last few years have resulted in the recovery of very large sums of tax revenues.
More funding, more initiatives
Revenu Québec is one of the major players in the government's plan to return to a balanced budget by 2013-2014. To this end the Québec government has mandated Revenu Québec to recover an additional $1.4 billion in 2013-2014. To reach this goal, the government has allowed us to gradually hire 1,085 new employees between 2010 and 2014. In addition, we have stepped up our efforts in the fight against tax evasion and undertaken major initiatives in several sectors, including the restaurant and construction sectors as well as the tobacco market.
For tax recovery statistics, see Tax Recovery in our Press Room.