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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 Series #2 - Introduction for the “for-profit” sector

May 30, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT


Did you know that GST/HST legislation can apply differently from sector to sector?

Are you aware of the various GST/HST rules which impact the for-profit sector?

Would you like to learn about the fundamentals of GST/HST?


If you would like to learn more, you should attend CRA’s Presentation “Introduction to GST/HST”. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters Representative who has 30+ years experience working in CRA’s GST/HST Programs. The Presentation will introduce you to several of the GST/HST issues that can apply to many different types of for-profit sectors and business. You will learn about GST/HST obligations, entitlements and other foundational topics which are essential in preparing for more advanced GST/HST issues.    



  • Introduce taxable supplies
  • Review exempt supplies
  • Understanding basic rates of tax obligations
  • Review basics of input tax credit entitlement
  • Obligation to collect tax
  • Identify and reduce common mistakes


  • Taxable supplies
  • Schedules in the legislation 
  • Specialty issues (i.e., early/late payments, deposits, barter, interest and waivers)
  • Overview of Compliance    
  • Reference Materials


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.