SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 26, 2013) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that the individuals noted below pleaded guilty and were sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in relation to charges laid by the CRA for not filing income tax returns.
On July 22, 2013, Gary R. Campbell, of Hilton Beach, Ontario, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to file his 2007 to 2010 personal income tax returns. As an agent, officer or director of Tricom Marketing Services Inc., 2050626 Ontario Limited, Telad Marketing Services Inc. and 1220163 Ontario Inc., Campbell also pleaded guilty to 22 counts of failing to file corporate returns for various years from 2004 to 2010. He was fined $1,000 per count for a total of $26,000. The judge also issued a compliance order which states that Campbell must file the outstanding corporate tax returns by August 22, 2013 and his personal tax returns by September 23, 2013.
In an unrelated matter, on July 24, 2013, Victoria Bailey, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, as an officer, agent or director of Gryphon Holdings (Sault) Inc., was fined a total of $6,000. Bailey, who pleaded guilty on May 6, 2013, to three counts of failing to file the corporation's 2008, 2009 and 2010 income tax returns, was fined $2,000 per count. The 2008 and 2009 corporate income tax returns have since been filed. The judge ordered Bailey to file the outstanding 2010 corporate tax return by September 24, 2013.
The preceding information was obtained from the court records.
When individuals or corporations are convicted of failing to file tax returns, in addition to any fines imposed by the courts, they are still obligated to file the tax return and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the CRA.
Taxpayers 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 may not be penalized or prosecuted if they make a valid disclosure before they become aware of any compliance action being initiated by the CRA against them. These taxpayers 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.
Further information on convictions can also be found in the Media Room on the CRA website at www.cra.gc.ca/convictions.