Précis: The appellant operated a fair sized business (turnover of roughly $10,000,000 annually) through a corporation. He was normally remunerated by a combination of salary and dividends in amounts determined by his internal and external accountants. In 2013 he omitted to report a dividend he received. CRA assessed gross negligence penalties pursuant to subsection 163(2) of the Income Tax Act. Boyle J. found that the circumstances did not amount to gross negligence and directed that the penalty be removed.
Phénix v. R. – TCC: Taxpayer’s failure to report dividend income did not amount to gross negligence – penalty removedREAD MORE »