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Stay up to date on critical indirect tax issues and network with other indirect tax professionals at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.
Keep your tax team up-to-date on the latest strategies to deal with tax changes in Canada. Learn from Canadian experts and maximize your investment by networking with other commodity tax professionals at this popular event, back for the 39th year in a row.
The 2019 CTS program will consist of in-depth technical sessions, practical issue identification and topic analysis, plus engaging keynote speakers who will share relevant insights about the impact of policy and legislation on your practice.
Congratulations to Thomas Brook and Emily Stanhope the winners of the 2018 Normand Guérin award. The award is presented by Deloitte LLP for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of commodity tax studies for their paper “A Guide to Insurance Premium Taxation in Canada”.
2019 Call for Submissions
October 23-24, 2019 (Post-Conference Workshop on October 25, 2019) The Westin | Ottawa
CPA Canada is planning for the 2019 Commodity Tax Symposium, and we invite you to submit your suggestions for session and/or technical paper topics.
Join the ranks of Canada’s top indirect tax talent and share your expertise to help guide others.
Submissions from industry leaders, tax practitioners and government professionals are welcome, and will be presented to the advisory committee. Preference is given to technical papers. The deadline is January 31, 2019.
For detailed requirements, terms and conditions, and to submit your paper, please contact Joanna Boutasis.
Early bird discount available. Register before August 21, 2019 to receive $250 off the conference price. Please note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers.
Have you recently taken CPA Canada's In-Depth HST/GST course and need to stay up to date on the changes in indirect tax? Commodity Tax Symposium is for you and you can attend for just $1,095! To qualify for the discount, you must have taken the In-Depth HST/GST course in 2017, 2018 or 2019 as a beginner or with some experience, and have never attended CTS or CTS West in the past. For details to register contact Joanna Boutasis.
Refer a friend or colleague who is new* to the Commodity Tax Symposium and be entered for a chance to be entered into a prize draw. To be entered, ask your friend to enter your name when registering.
*Friend/colleague has never attended CTS or CTS West in the past.
Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.
The Westin Ottawa Hotel
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
The Westin Ottawa Hotel11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. CPA Canada has arranged for special conference rates at the Westin Ottawa.
Rates available until September 20, 2019, or until the room block is full.
Click here to book your accommodations with the CPA Canada group rate
Welcome Reception: Begin the conference with an opportunity to network with attendees prior to the symposium. The Welcome Reception will take place in the Confederation Foyer (4th Floor) of The Westin Ottawa from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Networking Reception: Following the day's sessions, join attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for the CTS networking reception. Enjoy a beverage or two while visiting conference exhibitors and meeting fellow attendees.
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