Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

February 10, 2010 12:47 ET

Canada Revenue Agency: Hamilton Resident Fined for Failing to Supply Tax Information

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2010) - Dino Dalpra, of Hamilton, pled guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton on June 12, 2009 to four counts of failing to comply with formal requirements for information issued under the Income Tax Act. On February 4, 2010, Dalpra was fined a total of $4,000, to be paid within six months.

Dalpra did not comply with requests to provide the Canada Revenue Agency with statements of assets and liabilities, and estimated living expenses, for the 2003 to 2006 tax years. The statements of assets and liabilities have now been submitted.

Anyone who does not comply with a requirement to provide information is guilty of an offence. On summary conviction, a person or corporation is subject to a fine of between $1,000 to $25,000, and imprisonment for up to 12 months for each count. The fine is in addition to any taxes and interest owed, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the CRA.

Individuals who have not filed returns for previous years, or who have not reported all of their income, can still voluntarily correct their tax affairs. They will not be penalized or prosecuted if they make a full disclosure before the Agency starts any action or investigation against them. These individuals may only have to pay the taxes owing, plus interest. More information on the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) can be found on the CRA's website at

The information in this news release was obtained from the court records.

Further information on convictions can also be found in the Media Room on the CRA website at

Contact Information

  • For media information:
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Andy Meredith
    Manager, Communications