Vernon Mayor gets fined on tax charge

By KISS News Staff
December 17, 2015 - 3:13pm

VERNON — The Mayor of Vernon has resolved tax charges he was facing.

Akbal Mund plead guilty to one count of failing to comply with the income tax act in Vernon provincial court today, and was fined one thousand dollars.

The Crown entered a stay of proceedings on a second same charge.

Mund says he has always paid his taxes, but the charges related to what he calls a misunderstanding.

"I understand the reason it comes out in public. It's no big deal, and it's not like I haven't paid my taxes, so it's resolved. Bingo. Move forward. No big deal," Mund told Kiss FM.

Mund says he never got requests for more information from the tax agency due to an address issue.

The agency has since been provided with the details it sought from the years 2012 and 2013 when Mund's company (Mund Holdings) sold it's stake in Wendy's Restaurants.

"I'm just going to leave it as a paperwork issue because that's what it was. They didn't get something, and now they've got it, and they are satisfied, so I can move forward," says Mund.

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