Tax preparer found guilty of defrauding CRA millions

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An Edmonton tax preparer was found guilty on Thursday of filing millions of dollars in false tax claims on behalf of unknowing clients.

Chander Mohan Sharma was convicted of one count of defrauding the Canada Revenue Agency more than $5,000.

The judge found the 58-year-old was responsible for about $2.9 million in false tax claims. During the trial, the court heard that this resulted in about $600,000 of fraud in the form of tax revenue owed to the Government of Canada.

Sharma filed expenses related to self-employment, employment and farming that were either inflated or “wholly fictitious.” He operated his business under the name “Tax Doctors Corp.”

In February 2010, Chander was convicted of fraud and uttering a forged document in a different scheme that involved stealing $150,000 in income-tax payments.

Read more at Edmonton Journal

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.