WINNIPEG, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that Tak Yuen Sung (also known as Tom Sung), age 59, of Steinbach, Manitoba, pleaded guilty to tax evasion. He was sentenced on December 17, 2018, in the Winnipeg Provincial Court to a court-imposed fine of $73,568.48 for evading the payment of $53,265.21 of personal income tax, representing 138% of the federal income tax evaded. In addition to the court imposed fine, Mr. Sung will also have to pay the full amount of tax owing, plus related interest and any penalties assessed by the CRA.
A CRA investigation of the 2010 – 2013 tax years revealed that Mr. Sung, while managing Lee's Village Restaurant located in Steinbach, used two point of sale (POS) terminals but only provided his accountant with sales information and related bank statements for the transactions on one of the POS terminals. From the unreported sales, the investigation discovered deposits, classified as wages, to
Mr. Sung totalling $271,000. These significant deposits into Mr. Sung's personal bank account were not consistent with the income he reported on his personal tax filings.
All case-specific information above was obtained from the court records.
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