Tax Evasion

The Canadian Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act provide the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) with significant powers to deal with people who refuse, fail, or neglect to comply with their personal and business income tax obligations. Consequences can include fines, the payment of interest and criminal prosecutions. Penalties for a criminal conviction can potentially include jail, depending on the nature of the offence.

Tax related criminal investigations and prosecutions are complex to begin with, and can be made more complicated by proceeds of crime and anti-terrorist legislation. Greg DelBigio’s work in these areas, and his extensive involvement with Canada’s proceeds of crime (money laundering) legislation means he is well versed in the rights and protections his clients have under the current legislative regime.

Greg DelBigio is able to represent clients charged with tax related offences including:

  • Tax evasion
  • False declarations
  • Search and seizure and asset detention matters arising in connection with CRA or FINTRAC audits
  • GST/HST monitoring and inspections
Recent News
19 Nov 2012

In July 2012, Mr. DelBigio joined leading tax firm Thorsteinssons LLP as Counsel in that firm’s tax litigation group. Mr. DelBigio will be offering clients his significant expertise in cases involving tax evasion, search and seizure and constitutional defences. Mr. DelBigio will continue to service ongoing clients and offer criminal defence services for other criminal.

17 Jun 2010

As recently reported by the Canadian Bar Association, the Air India Inquiry final report, released on June 17, made a number of recommendations that were consistent with proposals made by the CBA in its intervention at the Inquiry. The report singled out the CBA’s submissions on the relationship between intelligence and evidence and the challenges.

2 May 2010

“Court can order lawyers to work for free,”* April 9, 2010, Lawyers Weekly. View the article. In this case a criminal defence lawyer (Cunningham) was employed by Yukon Legal Aid to represent an accused charged with sexual offences against a young child. The accused failed to update his financial information as required by Legal Aid.