February 26, 2019
TO: Office of the Minister of National Revenue
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, M.P.
Minister of National Revenue
555 MacKenzie Avenue
Ottawa ON K1A 0L5
FROM: Mr. Kisnu Pat ... Address
REPRESENTING [ My Spouse ]: MAL
Tel: (416) 201 –
REFERENCE NUMBER: G
TAX YEAR: 2016
Dear Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, M.P.
My name is Nish, my wife's (Ma), Authorize Representative. I look after the financial matters in our household. We are proud to be Canadian citizens for well over three decades and hope that these additional efforts ensure we are doing whatever is required to meet the standards of the Government of Canada.
My wife and I do not know exactly what happened with her filing in 2016, but we had to pay $2,703.38 in penalties and interest on October 30, 2018 (see enclosed / 1), regarding a foreign property we purchased in T&T to spend some of the winter months. It is now being rented.
We provided all appropriate documents and information to Bright Vision Financial Corp., Mrs. Siv, our Accountant of several years to file our 2016 Taxes.
For the past 40 years I paid for Tax services because I do not understand these things.
I Vis was contacted by my bank TD and CRA, to provide information regarding foreign investments (see enclosed / 2). My wife Mala, was not contacted by anyone to provide same information.
I'm 67 years old, retired and we could barely meet our financial obligations. This is a lot of money, not money we can afford to lose. My wife is 63 years old, she has been a housewife most of her life and she now has to work to support us.
We hope you can find it in your heart to personally review our case or allow us a Tax Payers Meeting to resolve this situation, and to prevent future ones. And ask the CRA to cancel or waive penalties and interest of $2,703.38 and please return this money to us.
We have learnt amongst many things to be honest and we are intelligent enough to know that we cannot fool the CRA.
We need your empathy in this matter.
The penalty and implications of dishonesty put us in a stressful situation. Will you please check into this problem, and let me know if you need more information.
Other documents submitted:
#3 – Request for Taxpayer Relief sent by the accountant /
#4 – Response from CRA
#5 – Statement of Real Estate Rental
#6 – T1 Adjustment Request