CANADA Revenue Agency (CRA) announced on Thursday that businesswoman Surinder Gill of Surrey was sentenced on May 16 in Surrey Provincial Court.
Gill plead guilty to two counts of failing to file the 2006 and 2010 corporate income tax returns for Nanak Windows Limited and one count of failing to comply with a compliance order to file the 2009 and 2010 corporate income tax returns for Ananak Windows Ltd. and her 2010 personal income tax return.
She was fined a total of $3,000 and given until May 15, 2016, to pay the fine. The outstanding returns are now filed.
The preceding information was obtained from the court records.
When taxpayers are convicted of failing to file tax returns, in addition to any fines imposed by the courts, they must still file the returns and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest owed, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the CRA.
If you have ever made a tax mistake or omission, the CRA is offering you a second chance to make things right through its Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP). If you make a valid disclosure before you become aware that the CRA is taking action against you, you may only have to pay the taxes owing plus interest. More information on the VDP can be found on the CRA’s website at www.cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.