Brampton, Ontario, September 25, 2012 … The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that on September 20, 2012, Dariusz Parafiniuk, of Etobicoke, was fined a total of $3,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario. He pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a personal income tax return and two counts of failing to file corporate income tax returns. He has one year to pay the fine. All outstanding returns have been filed.

Mr. Parafiniuk as the director for 1333656 Ontario Inc., failed to file the 2008 and 2009 corporate income tax returns. He also failed to file his 2009 personal income tax return.

The preceding information was obtained from the court records.

In addition to the fines imposed by the courts, individuals or corporations convicted of failing to file tax returns are still obligated to file the tax returns and pay the full amount of taxes owing, plus interest, as well as any civil penalties that may be assessed by the CRA.

Taxpayers 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 may not be penalized or prosecuted if they make a valid disclosure before they become aware of any compliance action being initiated by the CRA against them. These taxpayers may only have to pay the taxes owing, plus interest. More information on the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) can be found on the CRA’s Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/voluntarydisclosures.

Further information on convictions can also be found in the Media Room on the CRA website at www.cra.gc.ca/convictions.

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