A Nelson man has been given a 30-day interim jail sentence and fined $1

A Nelson man has been given a 30-day interim jail sentence and fined $1

Nelson man jailed for not filing income tax

Mark Charles Randell was sentenced in Nelson Provincial Court to 30 days.

A Nelson resident has been sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a court order to file his 2005 to 2009 personal income tax returns.

Mark Charles Randell was ordered to serve a 30-day interim jail sentence and fined $1,000, payable by January 5, 2017.

The outstanding returns have since been filed.

Canada Revenue Agency announced the sentencing in a press release today.

Taxpayers convicted of failing to file tax returns must still file the returns and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest owed, as well as any civil penalties assessed by Canada Revenue Agency and any fines imposed by the courts.

Anyone who has ever made a tax mistake or omission can take advantage of Canada Revenue Agency’s voluntary disclosures program.

If you make a valid disclosure before you become aware that Canada Revenue Agency is taking action against you, you may only have to pay the taxes owing plus interest. More information can be found at cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.