Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
On January 10, 2014 David Ajise, a former tax preparer operating in Toronto, was sentenced to a 30 month jail term for fraud over $5,000. Ajise is the former proprietor of Datronix Solutions, a tax preparation service. A CRA investigation revealed that, Ajise and Eto Ekpenyong Eto participated in a scheme which generated $5,023,456 in fraudulent charitable donations between 2003-2005.
According to CRA, 623 individuals filed income tax returns claiming the fraudulent receipts which resulted in $1,413,166 of taxes evaded.
Here is a copy of the CRA News Release.
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.