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Tax Convictions

The vast majority of Canadians pay their taxes in full and on time. In fairness to them, the CRA has put into place effective and rigorous programs to identify those people who try to avoid paying taxes.

How CRA Selects Files to Audit

Who has to pay tax in Canada, and on what income?
A person who is a resident of Canada, and moves to another country, could still be considered to be a resident of Canada for tax purposes.

Appeals and objections for GST/HST
A taxpayer who disagrees with CRA's ( Canada Revenue Agency ) assessment of a particular return may appeal the assessment. CRA provides for a formal objection process for taxpayers. The process commences with the filing of a Notice of Objection to an assessment or a reassessment.

Enhanced dividend tax credit for eligible Canadian
The enhanced dividend tax credit lowers the taxes individuals pay on dividends from large Canadian corporations. When Minister of Finance Ralph Goodale introduced this program in fall 2005.

Should you incorporate your small business?
When beginning a business, one must decide what form of business entity to establish. The entity chosen for your business determines the amount of regulatory issues and paperwork that you would have to file,.

Filing taxes can be a headache
Filing taxes can be a headache that many small business owners have to endure when tax season arrives. The paperwork involved and the complicated rules and regulations can be difficult to follow. That’s why most small businesses choose to hire an expert in tax preparation.

Any exuse will do to put off doing your taxes
When it’s time to do your taxes or update your financial files, almost any old excuse will do as a reason to put it off. That’s why having a professional tax and bookkeeping team you can rely on to do the job for you is so important..

Are you self-employed or an employee?
Depending on whether you are an employee or independent contractor your entitlements will be diversely different and will impact on your ability to collect Employment Insurance or make certain deductions on your income.

Credits benefits services from CRA
Credits benefits & services from CRA for the 2009 tax season.

Tax fraud nets jail time for Ray ONeil Kanho
Montréal (Quebec), October 6, 2009... Ray O'Neil Kanho, of Laval, pleaded guilty today to tax fraud charges before the Court of Quebec..

Swift Current woman fined $42,000 for tax evasion
Regina, Saskatchewan, November 26, 2009… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that Bozena Danuta Ziomek, 41, of Swift Current, pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court to tax evasion and was fined $42,000. The fine was paid at the time of sentencing..

Regina man fined for failure to file tax returns
Regina, Saskatchewan, October 15, 2009 ... The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that David Mayer, 58, of Regina, and formerly of Sedley, Saskatchewan, pleaded guilty.

Victoria area builder sentenced for tax evasion
Victoria, British Columbia, November 4, 2009... Ian D. McArthur, of Nanaimo, pleaded guilty on October 28, 2009 to one count of income tax evasion and one count of goods and services tax (GST) evasion..

Local businessman fined $63,200
Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 12, 2009…The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that Mr. Yeoun-Kyu Jang, a Winnipeg retailer, was recently fined a total of $63,200.

tax preparer fined $275,186
Edmundston, New Brunswick, November 13, 2009... Daniel Paradis, a local tax preparer, was fined $275,196 and sentenced to a conditional term of two years less a day of house arrest after being convicted of multiple counts of tax evasion,.

Labrador man fined for failure to file tax returns
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 29, 2009 ... Makkes Penashue of North West River, Labrador, pleaded guilty October 27 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Provincial Court to two counts of failing to file his personal income tax returns.

Saulnierville man eight months in prison
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, September 15, 2009 ... Desire Saulnier of Saulnierville, Nova Scotia was sentenced on August 27 in Yarmouth Provincial Court to eight months in prison and fined $9,000.

Man fined for not filing tax returns
Bracebridge, Ontario, December 1, 2009... Winston Watson, of Huntsville, pleaded guilty in Bracebridge on November 24, 2009, to three counts of failing to file income tax returns..

Niagara area subcontractor fined for tax evasion
St. Catharines, Ontario, November 25, 2009… Scott Hudson, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, pleaded guilty on November 16, 2009 in the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines to six counts of income tax and 19 counts of GST evasion..

Port Carling man fined for not filing tax returns
Bracebridge, Ontario, November 23, 2009 ... Robert Neibert, of Port Carling, pleaded guilty in Bracebridge on November 17, 2009, to two counts of failing to file income tax returns..

Grand Valley resident fined $8,000 for not filing
Orangeville, Ontario, November 20, 2009 ... Gordon Forsyth, of Grand Valley, pleaded guilty in Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on September 17, 2009 to eight charges of failing to file tax returns..

Painting contractor fined for not filing GST
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, September 29, 2009... A Charlottetown painting contractor, Michael Allan MacDonald, pleaded guilty yesterday in Charlottetown Provincial Court to two charges of failing to file annual GST returns..

Company and Director each fined $250,000
Ian George McIntyre, age 65, of Spruce Grove, and Global Enviro Inc., of Calgary, were found guilty in Calgary Provincial Court of attempting to falsely obtain a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) credit. As a result, they were each fined $250,000 for a total fine of $500,000..

Québec City consultant found guilty of tax evasion
Québec, Quebec, October 2, 2009 ... Pierre-André Verreault, a Québec City human resources consultant, pleaded guilty today to tax evasion charges before the Court of Quebec. He was fined $7,015, which represents 50% of the federal tax he tried to evade..

Licensed real estate broker sentenced for tax evas
Montréal, Quebec, June 18, 2009 ... Claudette Canton, of Montréal, pleaded guilty yesterday to tax evasion charges before the Court of Quebec. She was fined $28,499, which represents 100% of the federal income tax she tried to evade..

Failure to file tax returns results in fines
Anyone who does not file a personal, corporate or GST return, or who does not comply with a court order to file is guilty of an offence. On summary conviction, a person or corporation is subject to a fine of $1,000 to $25,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months for each count..

Two years less a day and $50,000 fine
Brampton, Ontario, October 26, 2009 ... William "Billy" Ankomah, of Brampton, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 on October 16, 2009..

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