GFOA ALBERTA PRESENTS CRA GST SEMINARS

Michael Monk  |  CRA

Join Us for Complimentary GST Seminars

Meet Michael Monk  |  CRA

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 was a Team Leader and Sr. Analyst for 10+ years in GST/HST Rulings, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch and numerous years working in various Auditing roles within the Compliance Programs Branch. Michael has also spent several more years as a CRA Facilitator writing, reviewing and instructing numerous GST/HST Legislation and Audit courses to CRA staff.

Michael current role in Headquarters is with GST/HST and Digital Compliance Directorate where he has managed CRA’s national GST/HST Presentations and Outreach initiatives for the last 5 years. Michael has more than 3 decades experience working with a multitude of GST/HST issues, across all sectors. He has participated in several conferences, preparing and delivering GST/HST presentations to a variety of accounting and industry associations.

Michael has volunteered with many community groups including serving as Director on the Board of a large national charity and has also served on CRA’s Employee Assistance Program Committee.

GST Seminars

 

Seminars will be held via ZOOM, and will be available to members and non-members of GFOA alike. Additional information for each Seminar may be found below, while common characteristics include:

All events will run for 60 minutes (except for November Intro event which runs for 90 minutes)

All start times 10:00 AM MST
Provided by CRA free of charge
All sessions are English language
Events not to be recorded (neither audio or video)

Introduction for Municipalities - Completed

November 17, 2022

Would you like to learn about some of the key GST/HST municipal issues? Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible amounts? Would you like to learn how to avoid some of the most common GST/HST errors?

If so, you should attend the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) GST/HST Introductory Presentation for Municipalities. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST Programs. The Presentation will introduce you to the core GST/HST issues, including tax obligations, rebates and other credits. We will review some of the most essential GST/HST rules and legislation to assist your municipality.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Differentiate which revenues are subject to GST/HST
 Understand Public Service Bodies’ (PSB) Rebate rules
 Apply the correct rules for claiming Input Tax Credits
 Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes

TOPICS INCLUDE:
 Definitions
 Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies
 Input Tax Credits
 PSB Rebate
 Capital Properties
 More

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This Presentation is intended for a wide range of municipal representatives including financial, managers and other decision makers within your municipality. It is designed to help your team manage your municipality’s GST/HST, help ensure you do not miss out on claiming all eligible entitlements while also helping to avoid mistakes on a going forward basis.

Taxable and Exempt Supplies Municipalities

January 19, 2023

Do you want to hear about which revenues are GST/HST taxable?
Have you ever wondered if you have incorrectly accounted for GST/HST?
Do you know about obligations to self-assess GST/HST?

If you would like to learn more about these issues you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Presentation. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters employee who has 30+ years experience working in GST/HST Programs. The Presentation will include information about revenue sources that attract GST/HST and those that do not. We will review the fundamentals for municipalities to help you ensure that your organization is correctly accounting for GST/HST.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
 Recognize which revenue sources attract tax
 Review revenues not subject to tax
 Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes

TOPICS INCLUDE:
 Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies
 Self-assessment
 Importations
 Inter-municipal & Intra-municipal Supplies

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This Presentation is designed for all types of municipalities. It is intended for a variety of representatives
including financial, managers and other individuals who may be involved with the municipality’s
GST/HST. And it will be of assistance to those who wish to ensure that your municipality is being
charged the correct amount of tax on your purchases. You will learn about how to avoid some common
mistakes which could result in future non-compliance issues.

Capital Properties & Input Tax Credits – Municipalities

February 16, 2023

 

Did you know there are different GST/HST rules for Capital Properties?
Were you aware that entitlements and obligations can change over time?

If you would like to understand more about these issues, you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Presentation about Capital Properties and Input Tax Credits (ITCs). You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters employee who has 30+ years experience working in GST/HST programs. The Presentation will review some of the most important GST/HST issues concerning Capital Real Property and Capital Personal Property to help you better manage your organization’s GST/HST obligations and entitlements.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
 Recognize the key GST/HST issues for Capital Properties
 Know when to account for GST/HST in different circumstances
 Understand and apply the correct rules for claiming ITCs over time
 Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes

TOPICS INCLUDE:
 Definitions
 Acquisition rules
 Improvement rules
 Changes-in-use rules

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This Presentation is designed for various Public Service Bodies including Municipalities. It is intended for all individuals who may be involved with the entity’s GST/HST. We will cover the Capital Property GST/HST rules, from initial purchase to various changes as they occur over time. You will hear about maximizing your GST/HST recoveries and how to avoid some of the common mistakes which can result in future non-compliance.

Public Service Bodies’ (PSB) Rebates - Municipalities

March 16, 2023

 

Are you aware of the different PSB Rebate eligibility rules?
Have you ever wondered if you had missed claiming all eligible amounts?
Do you know how to recovery missed claims from the past?

If you would like to learn more about these issues, you should attend CRA’s GST/HST Presentation. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters employee who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST Programs. The Presentation will identify and discuss how the PSB Rebate applies to municipalities. We will review entitlements, restrictions and the overall rules to help you better manage your organization’s PSB Rebate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
 Recognize PSB Rebate eligibility
 Understand how to correctly claim the PSB Rebate
 Apply carry forward rules for missed claims

TOPICS INCLUDE:
 Definitions
 Eligibility
 Exclusions

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
This Presentation is designed for all individuals who may be involved with the municipality’s GST/HST. You will learn about how the PSB Rebate applies to your municipality and about any limitations that can impact, or even deny your claim. You will hear about maximizing your PSB Rebates and how to avoid some of the common mistakes which can result in future non-compliance.

About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

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Quick Connect to GFOA Alberta

About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

Contact Us

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