Court rules Conrad Black owes back taxes to federal government

Amount could be in the millions

Conrad Black owes taxes from 2002.

Conrad Black owes the Canadian government taxes on income and taxable benefits from 2002.

That's the decision of a tax court that sided with the Canada Revenue Agency's position that Black was a resident of Canada during that time and must therefore pay taxes.

His lawyers had argued that he was a resident of the United Kingdom at the time and not subject to Canadian tax rules.

The amount of income and taxable benefits that Black may have to pay tax on is still to be decided.

But according to an estimate from the Canada Revenue Agency included in court documents it could be as high as 5.1 million dollars.

Black, who renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2001 so that he could become a British Lord, has been living in Toronto since 2012, when he finished serving 37 months in the U.S. for convictions on fraud and obstruction of justice.

An appeal court tossed out two other fraud convictions against him and two other Hollinger executives.

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  1. ric posted on 01/22/2014 06:45 AM
    Throw this bum out of our country once and for all. We don't need him. Cut him loose, let him be lord elsewhere. Maybe he should shack up with Martha Stewart. Pay your debt and leave Mr. big wig...
  2. ric posted on 01/22/2014 09:02 AM
    This loser renounced his Canadian citizenship--GOOD. He has no business being in this country. He owes us money, jail him until he pays the $5 million. After he pays, deport the" lord" with an exclusion order for life. There are enough thieves in Canada.
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