N.S. Speaker attempting to recover taxes from extra payments made to staff

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia legislature Speaker Charlie Parker says employees of provincial politicians who owe taxes after receiving extra payments will be issued a T4 slip.
Parker says that as far as he knows, no income tax has been paid on any of that money.
In a report earlier this month, auditor general Jacques Lapointe raised concerns about taxes owing by constituency staff for extra payments they received between 2006 and 2009.
Lapointe found that 30 members made extra payments totalling almost $186,000 over that three-year period to their staff.
He also found that 44 members paid more than $410,000 to 157 staff who were not paid through the Speaker's Office.
Parker says all employees owing taxes will be issued a T4 for 2009 and the past years, where possible.
He says his office has not heard from Revenue Canada about the taxes owing, but remains ready to co-operate should they decide to investigate.

Organizations: Revenue Canada

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