Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

February 11, 2010 09:45 ET

Canada Revenue Agency: Stoney Creek Man Fined for Repeated Failure to File Tax Returns

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - Colin Michael Fox, of Stoney Creek, pleaded guilty in Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, on February 5, 2010, to two counts of failing to comply with a court order to file income tax returns. He was fined $2,500 on each count, for a total of $5,000, to be paid within 12 months. In addition to any fines imposed by the courts, individuals or corporations convicted of failing to file tax returns are still obligated to file the returns and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Fox, a former director at a network marketing company known as Business in Motion International Corporation, was fined for not complying with a court order to file his 2005 and 2006 individual income tax returns. A third charge against Fox for failing to comply with a court order to file his 2004 individual income tax return was remanded to September 9, 2010.

On July 3, 2009, Fox was convicted of not complying with requirements issued by the CRA under the Income Tax Act to file his 2004 to 2006 personal income tax returns. He was fined $1,500 on each count, for a total of $4,500. At that time, the court ordered him to file the outstanding tax returns with the CRA by August 4, 2009, and to pay the fines within 90 days.

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 www.cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.

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 www.cra.gc.ca/convictions

Contact Information

  • For media information:
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Pat Kisil
    Manager, Communications
    519-973-7102