Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

June 03, 2009 14:55 ET

CRA: Toronto Resident Sentenced to House Arrest and Fined for Benefit Fraud

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Ravinder Singh Mann, of Toronto pleaded guilty in Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on May 28, 2009, to four counts of illegally obtaining or claiming Income Tax refunds or credits. Mann was sentenced to a 60 day conditional sentence and fined a total of $23,024 which represents 75% of the benefits falsely obtained. He was given two years to repay the fines.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) discovered that Mann filed false tax returns in order to receive the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit and The Goods and Services Tax credit for tax years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. As a result, Mann received refunds totaling over $30,699.

The Agency seeks publicity on convictions to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the self-assessment system and to increase compliance with the law through the deterrent effect of media coverage.

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-arc.gc.ca/convictions.

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    Colin Kohlsmith
    Manager, Communications
    905-615-2838