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This year marks 40 years of CTS. Stay on top of critical policy issues, legislation updates and other technical trends at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.
Connect with the best and brightest in indirect tax next fall as the Commodity Tax Symposium celebrates 40 years.
Join us in the nation’s capital, where you’ll be able to study the latest changes and trends in indirect tax policy, legislation and compliance. Find out what could impact your practice in 2020 and beyond through comprehensive technical sessions, engaging keynotes and a variety of practical, hands-on opportunities to deepen your skills.
There will also be great opportunities to network between talks and an annual update on commodity tax from CRA.
2020 call for submissions
Join the ranks of Canada’s top indirect tax talent and share your expertise to help guide others. We invite you to send in your suggestions for session and/or technical paper topics for the 40th edition of CTS.
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 February 27, 2020.
For detailed requirements, terms and conditions, and to submit your paper, please contact Reshma Oza.
2019 Normand Guérin Award
Congratulations to Braek Urquhart and Beverly Gilbert the winners of the 2019 Normand Guérin award. The award is presented by Deloitte LLP for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of commodity tax studies for their paper “There is a New Dealer in Town - An Introduction to the Canadian Cannabis Indirect Tax and Excise Duty Framework”.
View last year’s agenda here
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.
Traditional Room (single/double) $269/night
Deluxe Room (single/double) $329/night
Suites (single/double) $419/night
**Additional Person $40/night**
Rates available until September 21, 2020 (5pm EST), or until the room block is full.
Book your hotel room here.
Start the symposium on a high note and taking time to connect with fellow attendees. The welcome reception takes place in the Confederation Foyer (4th floor) of The Westin Ottawa from 4.30 to 7:30 p.m.
Following the day’s sessions, join attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for the 40th Anniversary CTS networking reception (22nd floor) of The Westin Ottawa. Enjoy a beverage or two while visiting conference exhibitors and meeting fellow attendees.
For a smooth virtual conference experience, ensure that you have:
Member Development and Support
It’s said that a crisis brings out the best in people and, in most cases, that’s true. But there is a dark side to tough times, as fraudsters prey on people who are uncertain and looking for easy answers.
March 18, 2020
The federal government’s actions and fiscal support to address the widespread and devastating economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic are welcomed by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).
Listen to this special edition Practitioner’s Pulse webinar where we answer some frequently asked questions around practice management issues and some key financial reporting and auditing implications of COVID-19.