Aménagement MYR inc. and its administrator found guilty of tax evasion



    ROBERVAL, QC, Jan. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Aménagement MYR inc. and its
administrator, both from Dolbeau-Mistassini, pleaded guilty today to tax fraud
charges before the Court of Quebec. They were fined $6,683 and $7,186
respectively, which represents 100% and 100% of the federal tax they tried to
evade.
    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) investigation revealed that, for the 2002
taxation year, Aménagement MYR inc., a timber company that specializes in
reforestation and forest clearance, deducted inadmissible expenses totalling
$30,007.22, enabling it to evade paying $6,683 in federal tax. For 2002 and
2003, its administrator tried to evade a tax payment of $7,186 by failing to
report income totalling $40,211.20.
    The vast majority of Canadians pay their taxes in full and on time. In
fairness to them, the CRA has put effective and rigorous programs in place to
identify those people who try to avoid paying the taxes they owe.
    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 CRA takes any action or starts an investigation
concerning them. These individuals will only have to pay the taxes owing, plus
interest. More information on the Voluntary Disclosures Program can be found
on the CRA Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.
    The information in this news release was obtained from the court records.
    Further information on convictions can be found on the Media Room page of
the CRA Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/convictions.




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