Appellant used amount borrowed to give gifts to relatives and buy home

Tax court of Canada | Income Tax

Appellant used amount borrowed to give gifts to relatives and buy home

Appellant was sole shareholder and director of corporation. In 2000 corporation loaned appellant $5 million. Appellant paid interest on loan but corporation allowed him to keep the capital and made no attempts to recover it. According to appellant corporation forgave loan since corporation was going to be sold to public corporation. In 2002, Minister reassessed appellant and added $5 million to his declared income. Appellant appealed. Appeal dismissed. Even though reassessment was late it was still valid. Appellant did not suffer any prejudice from late reassessment. Appellant used amount borrowed to give gifts to his relatives and to buy home. Commercial debt was not a condition to include amount in appellant’s income.

Remillard v. Canada (June 29, 2011, T.C.C., McArthur J., File No. 2009-1660(IT)G) Reasons in French. 203 A.C.W.S. (3d) 881 (17 pp.).

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