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Is Tax Evasion a Crime?

What is tax evasion? you can be charged with a criminal offence for committing tax evasion. Tax evasion occurs when an individual or business ignores tax laws to avoid paying taxes. In Canada it is legislated that people must file their annual tax return reflecting the true amount that they earn and only take deductions and credits made available by the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act. Tax evasion typically occurs when individuals or businesses report less income than they actually earn or state that their deduction amounts are higher than allowed. As well, if an individual is required to file a tax return, and fails to do so, that also may be considered tax evasion. Individuals and businesses that do no comply are considered taxes evaders. For committing tax evasion individuals may be charged under the Income Tax Act with tax evasion or…

11 Apr 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Darryl Hunt

30 Mar 2017

Darryl with his defence lawyers after his exoneration. In 1984 Darryl Hunt was twice wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Deborah Sykes. He went on to be exonerated by DNA evidence after…

Is it Illegal to Own a Monkey in Canada?

28 Mar 2017

It is illegal to own a pet monkey in Toronto. In Canada, provincial and municipal bylaws regarding monkey and other exotic animal ownership  vary. As of  2003,  the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Timothy Brian...

23 Mar 2017

  Timothy Cole would spend the rest of his life incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted of rape. Timothy Brian Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape and…

Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

21 Mar 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…

Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

14 Mar 2017

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada.…