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Man Pleads Guilty to GST Fraud

Guilty of GST Fraud Pleads Former Charter Accountant

In the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, Thomas Silverman of Vaughan pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000.  By registering three businesses and filing false GST returns on behalf of the companies, Mr. Silverman, a former Chartered Accountant, committed GST fraud.  He claimed $4.5 million in fraudulent GST refunds. …

Fine of $5,000 for a Callander Man Who Failed to File Tax Returns

Fine of $5,000 for Failing to File Tax Returns for Callander Man

In the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, Gordon Forth, of Callander, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to file corporate income tax returns and one count of failing to file a personal income tax return on July 13, 2011.  His fine was a total of $5,000.

A fine of $1,000 was served to Mr. Forth for failure to file a…

Tax Preparer Jailed in Charitable Donations Scheme

JAIL FOR $34 MILLION CHARITABLE DONATIONS SCHEME

In the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 6, 2011, Eric Armah of Brampton was sentenced to three years imprisonment on one count of fraud over $5,000.  On April 29, 2011, Mr. Armah pleaded guilty to the charge.

During the 2004 to 2006 tax years, Mr. Armah submitted more than $34 million in false charitable donation claims on…

The Cost of Not Filing GST/HST Taxes in Toronto, Ontario

Failure to File GST Return Cost Toronto Resident $2,000 Fine

In the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on May 30, 2011, Terence James Wong, of Toronto, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to file goods and services tax (GST) returns. He was fined a total of $2,000, $1,000 per count. He has six months to pay the fines.

For the quarter periods from February 1, 2005 to April 30, 2005…

OPTOMETRIST FROM WINDSOR FINED OVER $100,000

OPTOMETRIST FROM WINDSOR SENTENCED FOR TAX OFFENSES

Dr. Johannes (Jack) Klundert, a Windsor optometrist, was fined $101,393 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Winsor and was found guilty of six counts of making false statements on his personal income tax returns.

From the years 2000 to 2005, inclusive, Dr. Klundert failed to report income of approximately $576,000.  For these years, …

Businessmen Guilty from Failing to File Tax Returns

Guilty of Failing to File Tax Returns for Mississauga Businessman

In the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Robert Anderson of Mississauga, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to file personal tax returns.  The total he was fined was $3,000 for not filing income tax returns for the 2007 to 2009 taxation years.

The CRA’s Voluntary Disclosures Program is a mechanism by which a…

HUGE Fines for Tax Evasion

Tax Evasion Fine for Whitby Subcontractor 
On May 31, 2011, Nicole Brown, of Whitby, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in the Ontario Court of Justice in Oshawa.  Ms. Brown was fined $17,741 which represents 100% of the total income tax evaded.   She must pay the fine within twelve months.  The total in fines and federal taxes owing is $35,482.

From October 2005 to August 2007,…

Tax Preparer Caught Overcharging for Discounted Tax Returns

The Tax Rebate Discounting Act has certain regulations in regards to discounting. Because a tax preparer did not pay the full income tax refund less the prescribed discounting fee administered by the TRDA, he was taken to court. This man and the company he works for pleaded guilty to fifty counts of violations.

The tax preparer worked on his clients’ tax returns and then discounted them.

FAILING TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER TO FILE RESULTS IN JAIL AND FINE

A resident of Stoney Creek, Colin Fox, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, on October 22, 2010 for failing to comply with a court order to file his 2004 income tax return. Since this was the third time Mr. Fox was convicted of this offence he was sentenced to four months imprisonment and a fine of $2,000.

If Mr. Fox applied under tax amnesty program and filed his…

$149,000 FINE AND HOUSE ARREST FOR NAPANEE BUSINESSMAN

Mario Pietrangeli of Napanee received a guilty verdict for federal income tax and GST evasion in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee. His sentence consisted of fines totaling $149,000 which had to be paid within two years, two years probation, and a 12-month conditional sentence which included four months of house arrest as well as good behavior and keeping the peace, comply with the Incom…

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