Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

July 15, 2013 15:03 ET

Keswick Man Fined $25,000 for Not Filing Tax Returns

NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that Elliot Fromstein, of Keswick, Ontario, pleaded guilty, in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, Ontario, to 25 counts of failing to file corporate income tax and GST returns. He was fined $1,000 per count for a total of $25,000.

On May 31, 2013, Fromstein pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a 2006 corporate income tax return for Oaken Business Services Inc. He was fined $1,000.

On July 10, 2013, as the corporate director, officer or agent, Fromstein pleaded guilty to 21 counts of failing to file corporate returns, for various periods from 2003 to 2010, for the following corporations: Sunkist Enterprises Inc., C, D, E & F Enterprises Inc., Knowble Property Services Inc., Celebration Enterprises Inc., Candlelight International Real Estate Ltd., Cherryleaf Accounting Services Ltd., Oaken Appraisal Services Inc., Oaken Business Services Inc., and Marketing Tools Inc. He was fined $1,000 per count for a total of $21,000.

In addition, Fromstein also pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to file the 2010 GST return for Knowble Property Services Inc.; a 2007 GST return for Cherryleaf Accounting Services Ltd.; and quarterly returns for the period of December 2005 to November 2006 for Oaken Business Services Inc. He was fined $1,000 per count for a total of $3,000.

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

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

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