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GST/HST Seminar Series #1 - Introduction to GST/HST Issues – Charities and Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)

June 20, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT


Do you know the differences between Charities and Non-Profit Organizations?

Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible GST/HST amounts?

Would you like to learn how to avoid the most common GST/HST errors?


If so, you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Introductory Presentation for Charities and NPOs. You will hear directly from CRA’s Headquarters employee who has 30+ years of experience in GST/HST programs. The Presentation will review many aspects of GST/HST obligations and entitlements. You will learn about what is taxable, rebates, credits and much more. We will introduce you to some of the most important rules and legislation that help people better manage GST/HST and maximize recoveries.  



  • Recognize key GST/HST differences between Charities and NPOs
  • Know when to charge GST/HST
  • Understand Public Service Bodies’ (PSB) Rebate rules
  • Apply the correct rules for claiming credits
  • Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes



  • Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies
  • Input Tax Credits
  • PSB Rebate
  • GST/HST Registration and Small Supplier
  • Reference Materials  



This Presentation is intended for both Charities and NPOs.  It is designed for Directors, staff and any other individuals who may be involved in an organization’s GST/HST. Even if the organization is not currently GST/HST registered, or if someone thinks that the organization is “too small” to worry about GST/HST, you should attend. You will learn about ways to maximize GST/HST recoveries and avoid mistakes on a going forward basis.  And, if you would just like to hear directly from CRA that you are “doing things right”, this Presentation is for you. 



Presenter: Michael Monk

Michael Monk has been an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for 33 years.  During that time, he has worked extensively with GST/HST. 

Michael’s current role in CRA’s Ottawa Headquarters is with the GST/HST and Digital Compliance Directorate, where he has managed CRA’s National GST/HST Presentations and Outreach services for the last 7 years.

Michael was a Team Leader and Senior Technical Interpretations Analyst for 10+ years in GST/HST Rulings, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch.  He spent numerous additional years in other GST/HST roles within the Compliance Programs Branch.  Michael also worked as a CRA Facilitator throughout a ten-year period, creating and instructing GST/HST Legislation and Audit courses to CRA staff.

Michael has many years of experience working with a multitude of GST/HST issues across several sectors.  He has participated in conferences, preparing and delivering GST/HST presentations to a variety of accounting and industry associations.  

Michael has volunteered with many community and school association groups over the years.  He has served as Director on the Board of a large national charity and CRA’s Employee Assistance Program Committee.      


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

A full refund for webinars will be given if cancellation is received within 24 hours of purchase. No refund will be given after 24 hours before the webinar start time.