ONTARIO: A Punjab-origin man, identified as Dasonda Singh Khakh, was sentenced to two years less a day in provincial jail after pleading guilty to three counts of tax fraud.
The Brampton, Ont. transportation company owner was sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton and also fined $108,562.
The sentencing comes more than two years after Khakh pleaded guilty to the making of false or deceptive statements in three counts of goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax fraud under the Excise Tax Act.
According to court records, Khakh was the director and sole shareholder of 947321 Ontario Inc., operating as HJT Logistics, a U.S. transportation services company.
Khakh filed three GST/HST returns, claiming refunds related to the fictitious purchase of seven commercial trucks. Khakh submitted falsified vehicle purchase agreements, copies of bank drafts and cheques to support his claim. By filing his fraudulent returns, Khakh claimed a total of $108,526 in input tax credits to which he was not entitled.