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GST/HST Seminar #2 - Non-profit Organization (NPO) - Presented by Michael Monk

June 21, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


Did you know that there are unique GST/HST rules just for 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 you would like to learn more about these issues you should attend CRA’sGST/HST Non-profit Organization (NPO) Presentation.You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST. The presentation will focus on both GST/HST obligations, and entitlements. You will learn about charging GST/HST, Input Tax Credits and about the unique restrictions that can reduce or eliminate an NPO’s Rebate entitlement.  We will review some of the most important GST/HST rules and legislation to help you as you support your clients.  


  • Recognize key GST/HST risk issues
  • Know when to charge GST or HST
  • Understand basic PSB Rebate rules
  • Apply the correct rules for claiming credits
  • Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes


  • Definitions
  • Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies
  • Input Tax Credits
  • Public Service Bodies (PSB) Rebate
  • Capital Real Property and Capital Personal Property   
  • GST/HST Registration and Small Supplier


This presentation is intended for bookkeepers who provide services to NPOs and others within the not-for-profit sector.  Even if you are not currently working with an NPO, or if you think that your NPO might be “too small”, you should still attend.  We will discuss ways to help you claim back some, or possibly even all, of the GST/HST your client pays out.  Or, if you would just like a refresher or 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 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.