Regina man fined for failure to file tax returns
Regina, Saskatchewan, October 15, 2009 ... The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that David Mayer, 58, of Regina, and formerly of Sedley, Saskatchewan, pleaded guilty in Weyburn Provincial Court to failure to file his 2006 and 2007 personal income tax returns. He appeared on October 6, 2009 and was fined $2,000. He was given 90 days to pay the fine.
In addition to the court fines, he must still pay the outstanding taxes plus penalties and interest.
Individuals 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 will not be penalized or prosecuted if they make a full disclosure before the Agency starts any action or investigation against them. These individuals 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 http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures/index.html.