Grande Prairie husband and wife tax protesters sentenced for tax evasion
Edmonton, Alberta, January 5, 2017…The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today that Robert Dale Steinkey, age 60, of Grande Prairie, Alberta, was sentenced in the Provincial Court of Alberta to a fine of $322,278 and a conditional jail sentence of 22 months for tax evasion. Terry Lynn Steinkey, age 63, was sentenced to a fine of $164,124 and a conditional jail sentence of 18 months for tax evasion. In addition to the court-imposed fines, both individuals will have to repay the full amount of taxes owing plus interest.
On December 7, 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Steinkey pleaded guilty to evading federal income taxes of $486,402 for the 2007 and 2008 tax years.
Evidence provided to the court showed that Mr. and Mrs. Steinkey were introduced to the Paradigm Education Group and adopted Paradigm’s beliefs that, as “natural persons,” they were not subject to the Income Tax Act. The court heard that Mr. and Mrs. Steinkey knowingly evaded taxes.