Vernon’s mayor faces tax charges

Akbal Mund says the allegations are related to paperwork from 2012 and 2013

Vernon’s mayor is alleged to have not followed  all of Canada Revenue Agency’s rules.

Akbal Mund has been charged with two counts of failure to comply with the Income Tax Act.

“The charges are that I haven’t filed the proper paperwork,” he said.

“It’s not that I’m evading taxes. I paid my taxes.”

The allegations are related to 2012 and 2013, and do not involve Mund’s personal taxes but a company that he used to pay himself a salary when he was a partner with Wendy’s.

“I have an accountant and lawyer working on it,” said Mund.

“I have no problem dealing with it. I want to deal with it.”

Mund’s lawyer appeared on his behalf in Vernon court Thursday.

The case has been put over until Nov. 19.