In-depth GST/HST course

This comprehensive two-part course delivers the latest indirect tax resources, techniques and business tools to help you succeed.

Event Details

Location and date:
Niagara-on-the-Lake May 31 - June 5, 2020

The In-Depth GST/HST Course is designed for serious indirect tax professionals in Canada, both new and experienced. It is the industry standard for training, with a track record for excellence.

Build a strong foundation of knowledge to help you deliver real value-added benefits when advising about GST/HST.

Refine your foundational knowledge about indirect tax and take your skillset to the next level with a mix of elearning options, in-residence lectures and expert-facilitated small group tutorials.

Additional Resource Requirements:

Students must have a copy of the Excise Tax Act. You can purchase EY's Complete Guide to GST/HST, 2019 (27th) Edition for this purpose, if needed.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

$3,195.00 plus $600.00 (facility fee)

34 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Topics include:

Part I: Web-based self-study

  • research techniques and resources
  • administration tools for GST/HST
  • basic concepts: imposition of tax, part I

Part II: Classroom sessions and interactive workshops

  • imposition of tax, parts II and III
  • input tax credits (ITCs) and rebates
  • net tax calculation and special rules
  • purchase and sale of assets
  • public sector bodies
  • financial services
  • real property
  • non-resident issues, exports of property, zero-rated supplies
  • a hot topics panel and much more

Who should attend?

  • professional accountants who advise clients on GST/HST matters
  • controllers, treasurers, finance executives and their teams who have responsibility for GST/HST within their organizations, big or small
  • lawyers who counsel clients on GST/HST
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Department of Finance and provincial officials who focus on sales and other indirect taxes

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Pillar and Post
48 John Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1J0

The Pillar & Post is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A 13,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor spa – check. A Tuscan-style fine dining restaurant with an option to dine on a poolside patio under the stars – check. A wine bar and Lounge for afterhours relaxation – check. Contemporary comforts in guestrooms and suites – check. Walking distance to parks and town attractions – check. It's all here at the Pillar and Post.


Pillar and Post
48 John Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1J0

All participants are required to live in-residence for the duration of the course. CPA Canada will reserve a room on your behalf at the Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, for arrival on Sunday, May 31, 2020, and departure on Friday, June 5, 2020. You are responsible for settling your own room account directly with the hotel on checkout. You will be asked for a credit card on arrival. Late arrivals, early departures and “no-shows” will be charged for the full hotel fees.

Daily rate (including taxes and gratuities):

$229.00 per night plus applicable taxes

Frequently asked questions:

Shuttle service

Discount code is 035. Simply visit Niagara Airbus to redeem. At the beginning of the booking page, you will need to insert this code, then your discount will automatically be calculated and applied. The rates quoted per person: $138 round trip shuttle and $90 one way (plus HST) from Toronto Pearson and $114 round trip shuttle and $80 one way from Buffalo Airport.

Guests can book online and manage their own reservations, or they can call the Niagara Air bus reservations line at 905-374-8111 or email them at This discount code is valid for travel from May 26 to June 14, 2020 to allow ample time to travel before and after the event.


Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793

Andrea Stupino, Principal, Tax Education
Tel: 416-204-3463

Reshma Oza, program manager
Tel: 416-204-3931