Enforcement notifications: compliance actions

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) advises the media of cases of people, corporations, and trusts convicted in the courts for tax evasion. The information released to the media is available to the public since it is derived strictly from court records and not from confidential information held by the CRA.

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Listing of enforcement notifications and of compliance actions
Date Description Province/Territory
2021-08-06 Halifax business owner sentenced to three years in jail and he and his companies fined over $600,000 for fraud and tax evasion Nova Scotia
2021-07-29 Conditional jail sentence and fine for Toronto resident guilty of GST/HST fraud Ontario
2021-07-21 Port Carling investment advisor guilty of tax fraud imprisoned following appeal of conditional sentence Ontario
2021-07-20 Brampton transportation services company owner sentenced for tax fraud Ontario
2021-07-09 Tax protestor scheme bites West Vancouver dentist British Columbia
2021-07-07 Winnipeg businessman fined for tax evasion Manitoba
2021-06-07 Bonnyville man fined over $269K and sentenced to seven months in jail Alberta
2021-04-15 Owner of Sudbury roofing business fined for tax evasion Ontario
2021-04-01 Surrey real estate developer charged with tax evasion British Columbia
2021-03-11 Two tax protesters sentenced to four years in jail for fraud Quebec
2021-02-26 West Vancouver businessman fined and sentenced to 29 months in jail for tax evasion British Columbia
2021-02-03 Bowmanville tax protester sentenced for tax evasion Ontario
2021-01-08 Montréal lawyer found guilty of tax evasion Quebec
2021-01-06 Halifax business owner fined over $113,000 for making false GST/HST statements Nova Scotia
2020-12-22 Calgary concrete contractor sentenced and fined over $41,900 for tax evasion Alberta
2020-12-17 Truro business owner sentenced and fined over $459,000 for filing false statements in his GST/HST returns Nova Scotia
2020-12-07 Brampton business owner receives jail sentence and fine for tax evasion Ontario
2020-11-04 Armoires Fabritec Ltée guilty of tax evasion Quebec
2020-10-05 Toronto employment agency businesses and owner sentenced for $1.6 million tax fraud Ontario
2020-09-28 London resident fined for failing to report two years of sales commissions Ontario
2020-09-10 Edmonton business owner receives conditional sentence and over $157,000 fine for tax evasion Alberta
2020-08-12 Summerside psychiatrist fined over $215,000 for personal and corporate tax evasion Prince Edward Island
2020-07-22 Richmond Hill resident sentenced for GST/HST fraud Ontario
2020-07-17 Calgary man allegedly used employment scam to steal identities for fake tax refunds Alberta
2020-07-08 After 10 years outside of Canada, a Toronto-area tax preparer is convicted and sentenced for making fake charitable donations claims Ontario
2020-07-08 Robert Kalfayan fined nearly half a million dollars for tax evasion Quebec
2020-06-19 West Vancouver businessman forged documents to avoid paying tax British Columbia
2020-06-09 Dartmouth businessman gets six month conditional sentence and fined over $52,000 for tax evasion Nova Scotia
2020-05-13 Vancouver mining consultant lands conditional sentence and fine for fraud and tax evasion British Columbia
2020-05-12 Chatham-area resident sentenced for fraudulently claiming Canada Child Tax Benefits for dozens of phony children Ontario
2020-02-28 Brampton tax preparer sentenced for fraud Ontario
2020-02-07 Richmond Hill tax preparer sentenced to jail term for tax fraud Ontario
2020-01-21 Grande Prairie restaurateur ordered to serve conditional sentence in million-dollar tax evasion case Alberta
2020-01-15 Vaughan-area general contractor who used GST/HST charged to clients for personal expenses is fined for evading taxes and withholding GST/HST Ontario
2019-12-24 Robert Kalfayan arrested for fraud and tax evasion Quebec
2019-12-19 Tax evasion charges laid against two Hells Angels members in joint investigation with Ontario Provincial Police Ontario
2019-12-18 CRA executes two search warrants in BC real estate sector tax evasion case British Columbia
2019-11-27 Ottawa tax preparer gets $250,000 fine and conditional jail sentence for tax and GST/HST evasion Ontario
2019-11-27 Kingston accountant sentenced for assisting client in tax protester scheme Ontario
2019-11-27 Newfoundland business operator fined $604,993 for tax evasion Newfoundland
2019-11-27 Conditional jail sentence and fine for Springwater investment advisor guilty of tax fraud Ontario
2019-06-17 Markham resident gets six months conditional sentence, fined for GST/HST fraud Ontario
2019-06-12 International tax evasion: CRA conducts 15 searches in Ontario and Quebec Ontario
2019-06-11 New Brunswick trucking company and owner guilty of tax evasion New Brunswick
2019-06-04 Former St. John’s business owner sentenced for fraud Newfoundland
2019-05-23 Winnipeg insulation company guilty of falsifying books and records Manitoba
2019-05-03 Anmore land developer and builder sentenced for tax evasion British Columbia
2019-04-10 Hamilton resident sentenced for fraudulent child tax benefit claims Ontario
2019-04-05 Conditional sentence for a Montréal tax protester Quebec
2019-03-28 Panama Papers: CRA executing search warrants in $77 million tax evasion case British Columbia
2019-03-11 Tax preparer extradited to Canada for tax fraud Ontario
2019-02-27 A Victoriaville tax protester sentenced for fraud Quebec
2019-02-12 Money laundering scheme: enforcement measures taken by the Canada Revenue Agency in a joint investigation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quebec
2019-02-01 Regina man fined and sentenced to jail term for tax fraud Saskatchewan
2019-01-30 Ingersoll transportation company fined for tax offences Ontario
2019-01-17 Ottawa dentist sentenced for tax fraud and laundering proceeds of crime Ontario
2019-01-16 Provider of false charitable donation receipts fined more than $150,000 for tax evasion Quebec
2019-01-11 Surrey lawyer and businessman sentenced for tax evasion British Columbia
2019-01-07 St. John’s car dealer guilty of tax evasion Newfoundland
2018-12-20 Former Steinbach restaurateur guilty of tax evasion Manitoba
2018-12-14 Edmonton tax preparer jailed again for tax fraud Alberta
2018-12-10 Ottawa resident sentenced for tax evasion Ontario
2018-11-22 Property seized as proceeds of crime in tax evasion case Ontario
2018-11-16 Lake Cowichan businessman sentenced for tax evasion British Columbia
2018-10-31 Millbrook resident charged with evading $2.2 million in taxes Nova Scotia
2018-08-29 Calgary drilling consultant sentenced to jail and fined on tax evasion charges Alberta
2018-08-07 Conditional Sentence for a Tax Protester Quebec
2018-08-07 Granby Company Sentenced for Tax Evasion Quebec
2018-08-03 Owner of Toronto Temporary Staffing Agencies Charged with Tax Fraud Ontario
2018-05-03 Brampton Tax Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud Ontario
2018-04-16 Surrey real estate developer sentenced for GST/HST fraud British Columbia
2018-04-09 Appeal denied for Winnipeg man sentenced to 4 year jail term for tax evasion Manitoba
2018-03-22 Toronto resident jailed for defrauding the CRA Ontario
2018-03-08 Paradigm "educator" sentenced to 4.5 years in jail for tax protester scheme British Columbia
2018-02-14 Canada Revenue Agency conducts Panama Papers related searches in multiple locations
2018-02-09 Sentences for two tax protesters Quebec
2018-02-09 Cochrane liquor store owner sentenced on tax offences Alberta
2018-01-05 Toronto tax preparer sentenced for tax evasion Ontario
2017-12-18 Cobourg resident sentenced for tax evasion Ontario
2017-12-08 Burnaby resident sentenced for tax evasion British Columbia
2017-12-07 Tax protesters: charges laid against four individuals
2017-11-17 Toronto resident sentenced to five years in prison for GST/HST fraud
2017-09-15 Former Calgary man sentenced to 11 years in jail and fined $550,892 for tax evasion and fraud Alberta
2017-08-30 Surrey resident sentenced for tax evasion on real estate sales and rentals British Columbia

Why the CRA seeks publicity on criminal investigation cases

The vast majority of Canadians pay their taxes. In fairness to all those law-abiding citizens, the CRA conducts compliance programs to ensure the uniform application of the laws it administers.

The CRA seeks publicity on conviction in the case of tax evasion. It does this to maintain confidence in the integrity of the self-assessment system, and to increase compliance with the law through the deterrent effect of such publicity.

The CRA may also seek publicity at different stages of an investigation, for example when information relating to the laying of criminal charges becomes available to the public through court records, to warn Canadians of potential fraud schemes.

If you have information about a suspected violation of any tax law, please contact the CRA Informant Leads Program.

The Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) promotes compliance with Canada’s tax laws by encouraging taxpayers to come forward to correct inaccurate or incomplete information and/or to disclose information that has not previously been reported to the CRA. Taxpayers may avoid penalties or prosecution if they make a valid disclosure before they become aware of any compliance action being taken by the CRA against them. These taxpayers will have to pay the taxes owing, plus interest.

For more information about the Criminal Investigations Program, go to Combatting tax crimes.

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