STRAFFORDVILLE WOMAN FINED FOR TAX TRICKERY

In the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Thomas, Mrs. Terrissia Stansell of Straffordville, Ontario pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements. She was fined 50% of the total federal income taxes evaded which amounted to $6,899. The total in fines and federal taxes owing she had to pay was $20,697. As a […]

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FAILURE TO FILE TAX RETURNS RESULTS IN A FINE OF $3,000 FOR LONDON ROOFER

Mr. Christopher Jones pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to file tax returns in the Ontario Court of Justice in London on January 28, 2011. Mr. Jones was fined $1,000 per count which was $3,000 in total by Judge Schnall. The due date for filing the outstanding personal tax returns for 2006, 2007 and […]

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Guilty of fraud in charitable donations scheme

In the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on April 29, 2011, Brampton, Ontario, May 17, 2011… Eric Armah of Brampton, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000. Armah will be sentenced on June 6, 2011. Armah was a partner in a tax preparation business in Toronto, and later Brampton, called E & […]

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A RESIDENT OF NORTH BAY WAS FINED FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH A JUDGE’S ORDER TO FILE CORPORATE INCOME TAX RETURNS

In the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, Anna McArthur, of North Bay, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to fulfill a judge’s orders to file corporate tax returns.  As director, officer or agent, McArthur did not file corporate income tax returns for the years 2002 to 2005 for 1135650 Ontario Inc.  The […]

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JAILED AND FINED FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER TO FILE

Colin Fox was sentenced, by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton on October 22, 2010, to four months imprisonment and a fine of $2,000 for failure to comply with a court order to file his 2004 tax return. This is the third conviction for failure to file.

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NAPANEE BUSINESSMAN FINED $149,000 AND SENTENCED TO HOUSE ARREST

On December 9, 2010, a guilty verdict was given to Mario Pietrangeli for federal income tax and GST evasion in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee. The sentence Peitrangeli received was a 12-month conditional sentence which included four months of house arrest as well as good behavior, keeping the peace, and comply with the […]

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HOUSE ARREST FOR TAX FRAUD

A conviction of one count of fraud over $5,000 was given to Faiz Khan of Markham on November 26, 2010. Khan received a conditional sentence of two years less a day in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. His punishment consists of eighteen months under house arrest, six months under curfew, two years of […]

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Stealing From Your Own Business

Many people fail to realize that a corporation is a separate entity, essentially a separate person from the individual who owns the company. And while it is the owner who makes the business decisions, manages the cash flow, etc, the money in the company cannot be freely taken out of the business without any repercussions. […]

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Voluntary GST/HST Registration

A Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) account only needs to be registered when a business reaches $30,000 in sales either in one quarter or over four consecutive quarters. If you are below this threshold, you do not need to register, but if you have voluntarily registered for GST/HST and your sales are below $30,000 you still […]

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LARGE FINE FOR MASONRY CONTRACTOR

As a result of charges of tax evasion, Robert Morrison of Holland Centre, Ontario appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 20, 2010. Mr. Morrison pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion and received a fine of $47,344, to be paid within a five year grace period. In addition […]

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