A Montrealer was sentenced on June 29 to a fine of $55,325 and a nine-month suspended prison sentence for tax evasion.

Kamal Aissani pleaded guilty on April 25 to one count of tax evasion under the Income Tax Act. A Canada Revenue Agency investigation revealed that for the 2009 to 2015 tax years, Mr. Aissani attempted to avoid paying more than $110,000 in taxes by using a fraudulent “loan-to-pay” scheme. nouns”.

“The scheme consisted of billing for services rendered by personnel placement companies that belonged to Mr. Aissani using nominees. Mr. Aissani then deposited the checks received at collection centers by means of powers of attorney signed by the nominees, who were unaware of the existence of the scheme, ”explained the federal agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency recalls that “falsifying documents and applications, willfully failing to report income or exaggerating expenses may lead to criminal charges, prosecution, imprisonment and a criminal record”.

Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, there were 23 convictions in this regard and the courts imposed fines totaling $3,303,110. Of these taxpayers, 10 were also sentenced to prison terms totaling 15.3 years.

In addition to court-imposed fines and jail time, convicted citizens must also pay all taxes owed and interest and penalties imposed by the Canada Revenue Agency.