october, 2021

19oct1:00 pm2:15 pmStretching Your Budget: GST/HST 101 for CharitiesImprove operations, avoid error and ensure you are claiming all eligible GST/HST amounts.


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Improve operations, avoid error and ensure you are claiming all eligible GST/HST amounts.


About this event

The pandemic has put immense financial pressure on many family support centres at a time when their programs and services are needed the most. To help ensure centres are accessing GST/HST rebates they may be eligible for, Families Canada and the CRA are hosting a presentation on GST/HST for charities. We strongly encourage family support centres to attend this presentation. Boosting your GST/HST knowledge can help keep funds in community-level organizations and keep essential supports available to families.

In this presentation you will learn about GST/HST rules for charities, how to claim all eligible GST/HST amounts, how to avoid common errors and more! You will hear directly from CRA’s GST/HST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years’ experience in GST/HST programs. The presentation will focus on important GST/HST obligations and entitlements. You will learn about rebates, input tax credits and other important GST/HST topics. We will review the most important GST/HST rules and legislation to help you manage your GST/HST and maximize recoveries. You will learn about ways to claim back some, or maybe even all, of the GST/HST your entity pays out.


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


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


  • Existing charities
  • NPO’s considering become charities
  • Family support centre directors or staff involved in organizations’ GST/HST

Even if you are not currently GST/HST registered, or you think that your entity is “too small” you should still attend.


Michael Monk

GST/HST Outreach

Canada Revenue Agency

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 Outreach Program for the last 4 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.



(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


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