Précis: This is yet another case of a taxpayer claiming fictitious losses in 2011 using a tax promoter that was subsequently convicted criminally for its tax preparation activities. What distinguished this case to some extent is that at the time the taxpayer filed his 2011 return CRA had already advised him they were denying similar losses claimed in 2009 and 2010 and considering the imposition of gross negligence penalties. CRA did apply gross negligence penalties in 2011 and the taxpayer sought in this appeal to have them vacated. The Court dismissed the appeal holding that the facts justified the imposition of penalties. There was no order as to costs as this was an informal procedure appeal.
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