Simply, they’re very serious. Tax evasion is a criminal offence, and if you are charged, it normally results in the usual fingerprinting, potential criminal record, jail time, and also court fees, and likewise. Judges generally take a pretty dim view of it. There’s not much wiggle-room on it because they just see it as you’ve enjoyed the fruits of free medical care and everything like that, but you’re not willing to pay for it. You can see fines of up to 200% of the taxes evaded and also up to 5 years of jail time.

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