Toronto Star reports “Tax preparer becomes fugitive in fraud case” involving charity receipting

April 10, 2012 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams

The Toronto Star covered the story of a tax preparer from Vaughan, Ontario who is a fugitive after having prepared thousands of tax returns with fraudulent charitable donation receipts amounting to millions of dollars.  Most interesting is that the CRA cannot release a photo of the woman even though she is a fugitive.  I think S. 241 of the Income Tax Act (confidentiality provisions) needs to be modified to allow CRA to release more information on charities and now tax preparer fugitives.  I have sent submissions to Finance on that and lets wait and see.

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