Millbrook resident charged with evading nearly $2.3 million in taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says a charge of tax evasion has been filed against a Millbrook First Nation woman for failing to collect or remit nearly $2.3 million in GST/HST on sales of tobacco to non-natives.

The charge of willfully evading or attempting to evade compliance with the Excise Tax Act against Lisa L. Marshall, operating as Traditional Trading Post on the Cole Harbour reserve of Millbrook First Nation, was filed Tuesday.

The CRA says their investigation covered the period from July 1st, 2010 to June 30th, 2015, adding that all case-specific information above was obtained from the court records.

Registrants are liable for the full amount of GST/HST owing, in addition to penalties and interest.

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.