Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

February 04, 2014 09:22 ET

Mississauga Man Fined for Failing to File Tax Returns

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2014) - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that on January 29, 2014, Amadeus Blazys, of Mississauga, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario to 15 counts of failing to file personal and corporate income tax returns. Blazys was fined a total of $15,000 and given 12 months to pay the fine. All returns have since been filed.

Blazys, as director of both Ablaz Investments Inc. and Dixie Cars & Trucks Ltd., failed to file the corporate income tax returns of the two companies for the 2006 to 2010 taxation years. Blazys also failed to file his 2006 to 2010 personal income tax returns. The CRA made several requests for the missing returns before serving Blazys with notices demanding that the returns be filed. Failure to comply with these notices resulted in charges being laid.

The preceding information was obtained from the court records.

In addition to the fines imposed by the courts, individuals or corporations convicted of failing to file tax returns are still obligated to file the tax returns 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 Web site 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.

Contact Information

  • Keith Brooks
    Manager, Communications
    519-675-3248