The tax agency alleges the Lev Tahor group used charities to evade $4.4 million in Quebec taxes, according to Federal Court documents obtained by QMI Agency.To make matters worse, the money might've been stored abroad, making it harder to recover. The authorities must do everything they can to get the cult's assets frozen to stop the further misuse of their funds.
[...] The Canada Revenue Agency has its eyes on Congregation Riminov, the group's Quebec-based charity.
Congregation Riminov didn't provide documentation the tax agency requested in a 2007 audit, court documents say.
The tax agency alleges the charity conducted real estate transactions that had nothing to do with its spiritual vocation. It says Lev Tahor swapped land north of Montreal for no purpose other than to make a profit.
"The very fact that Congregation Riminov was involved in commercial activities (unrelated to its purpose), shows that its registration (as a charitable organization) was used to evade taxes," the agency alleged as it sought a freeze on some of the group's assets.
QMI Agency has previously reported the tax agency secured $4.4 million in liens on 34 properties that belonged to Congregation Riminov.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
LEV TAHOR OWES TONS TO CANADIAN TAX AUTHORITIES
The Islamized Haredi cult has been dodging tax authorities for years:
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