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Yes it can happen; a criminal record for not filing.
As far as the CRA is concerned, ignorance is not an excuse not to comply with all their convoluted rules and regulations. There are a host of penalties and interest you can accrue if you fail to file. Not paying is a matter of collection, but not filing can be a criminal offense.
Consequences of Not Filing Past-Due Returns?If you fail to file a tax return, the CRA has the ability to paralyze you financially. They can keep you from obtaining student loans, buying a house, refinancing a house, or getting credit from most lenders and credit card companies until you have complied with their minimum requirements.
CRA can also seize available cash from your bank accounts and any other benefits, such as Employment Insurance Benefits, often when you can least afford to lose the income.
Once your case goes in front of a Judge; it gets really bad with little or no options left. Why in the world would you want to risk going to court and possibly going to jail.
Contact me today and start the road to some sanity.I answer all the emails.