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CPB Canada provides industry-specific learning to keep you informed about industry updates, business best practices, accounting practices, and more! Take a look at our upcoming events below.

GST/HST Seminar #5 - Audits & Examinations - Presented by Michael Monk

November 15, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


Did you know that CRA has more than one type of audit and review process?

Were you aware that an organization can be reviewed more than once?

Would you like to know more about GST/HST compliance and Taxpayer Rights?

If you would like to learn more about these questions, you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Audits & Examinations Presentation. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST. The presentation will inform you about CRA compliance programs, including both GST/HST Audits and GST/HST Examinations. We will also introduce you to some of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights information.


  • Understand the basics of GST/HST compliance programs
  • What to expect during a GST/HST Audit or Examination
  • Preparing for and working with the Auditor/Examiner and your client in an Audit or Examination



  • GST/HST Post-audits
  • GST/HST Examinations
  • Taxpayer Rights



This presentation is intended for those who work with any number of entities. The information applies to most organizations including: Not-for-profit sectors, Public Services Bodies, Governments and For-profit entities. This presentation will be of value to any bookkeeper who may be involved in, or helping their client through, a GST/HST Audit or GST/HST Examination. Those interested in learning about CRA’s Taxpayer Rights, including representation, should also attend.

PRESENTER - Michael Monk
Michael Monk has been an employee of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for more than 30 years.  During that time he has worked extensively with GST/HST.  Michael spent 10 years with GST/HST Rulings in the Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch and several more years in Compliance Programs Branch.  He has had several roles in CRA’s Headquarters (HQ), Regional and Tax Services Offices.  Michael has also spent several years as a CRA Facilitator, teaching various GST/HST legislation courses to CRA staff.

Michael currently works in Headquarters, GST/HST Directorate, where he has managed CRA’s national GST/HST Presentations and Outreach for the last 5 years.  Michael has many years experience working with GST/HST issues in the public sectors.  He has participated in several Conferences, preparing and delivering GST/HST presentations to accounting and industry associations.  

Michael has volunteered with several community groups over the years, including serving on the Board of Directors for a large national charity and serving on CRA’s Employee Assistance Program.      

Please note GST/HST Seminar Series will NOT be recorded and made available.