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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 151 : INCOME TAXES

Subchapter 009 : ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5894)
  • § 5894. Liability for failure or delinquency

    (a) Failure to supply information. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of any corporation or partner or employee of any partnership, who, with intent to evade any requirement of this chapter or any lawful requirement of the Commissioner hereunder, fails to supply any information required by or under this chapter shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    (b) Failure to file. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of any corporation or partner or employee of any partnership who knowingly fails to file a tax return when due shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (c) Failure to pay. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of any corporation or partner or employee of any partnership, who with intent to evade a tax liability fails to pay a tax when due shall, if the amount of tax evaded is $500.00 or less in a single calendar year, be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (d) Failure to file or failure to pay; in excess of $500.00. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of a corporation or partner or employee of a partnership, who with intent to evade a tax liability fails to file a tax return when required to do so or fails to pay a tax when due shall, if the amount of tax evaded is in excess of $500.00 in a single calendar year, be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (e) False or fraudulent return. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of a corporation or partner or employee of a partnership who knowingly makes, signs, verifies, or files with the Commissioner a false or fraudulent tax return shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. An individual, fiduciary, or officer or employee of a corporation or partner or employee of a partnership, who with intent to evade a tax liability makes, signs, verifies, or files with the Commissioner a false or fraudulent tax return shall, if the amount of tax evaded is more than $500.00, be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (f) Violations from income derived from illegal activity. An individual, fiduciary, officer, or employee of any corporation or a partner or employee of any partnership who violates subsections (a)-(e) of this section based on income derived from illegal activity shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00 or not more than $100,000.00 if the violation was based on income derived from the unlawful sale of a regulated drug in violation of 18 VSA chapter 84, or both. The penalty provided in this subsection shall be in addition to any other civil or criminal penalties provided by law. (Added 1966, No. 61 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1966; amended 1987, No. 48, § 9; 2013, No. 76, § 7; 2019, No. 40, § 12.)