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N.S. woman charged for allegedly evading more than $2.2M in taxes: CRA

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A Nova Scotia woman is being charged for allegedly evading more than $2.2 million in taxes.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says a charge of tax evasion was filed Tuesday under the Excise Tax Act against Lisa L. Marshall.

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Marshall operates the Traditional Trading Post, a convenience store on Millbrook First Nation.

According to the CRA, an investigation revealed that Marshall failed to collect or remit GST and HST totalling $2,284,144.72 between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2015, on sales of tobacco to non-native customers.

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The CRA says anyone who fails to remit GST/HST can be liable not only for payment of the amount owing, but also for penalties and interest.

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“In addition, if convicted of tax evasion, the court may fine them up to 200 per cent of the tax evaded and impose a jail term of up to five years,” the CRA said in a news release.