Grande Prairie couple fined almost $500,000 for tax evasion

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A Grande Prairie husband and wife have been fined close to $500,000 for tax evasion. The CRA said evidence provided to the court showed the couple were part of the Paradigm Education Group, a “business which counselled people across Canada to commit fraud by evading tax.” 

Paradigm Education Group: illegally avoid taxes

Robert Dale Steinkey, 60, was fined $322,278 and given a conditional jail sentence of 22 months while Terry Lynn Steinkey, 63, was fined $164,124 and given a conditional jail sentence of 18 months, the Canada Revenue Agency said in a release Monday. The couple pleaded guilty to evading federal income taxes for the 2007 and 2008 tax years in early December.

Read more at Edmonton Journal.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.