In-depth HST/GST 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 28 - June 2, 2017

The In-Depth HST/GST 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 HST/GST.

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


34 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

You will learn about:

Part I: Web-based self-study

  • research techniques and resources
  • administration tools for HST/GST
  • 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 HST/GST matters
  • controllers, treasurers, finance executives and their teams who have responsibility for HST/GST within their organizations, big or small
  • lawyers who counsel clients on HST/GST
  • 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
Pillar and Post
48 John Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1J0

Frequently asked questions:


All participants are required to live in-residence for the duration of the course. CPA Canada will reserve a room at the Pillar & Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on your behalf for arrival on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and departure on Friday, June 2, 2017. You are responsible for settling your own room account on checkout. You will be asked for a credit card on arrival. “No shows” will be charged.

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.

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: $108 round trip shuttle and $75 one way (plus HST) from Toronto Pearson and $112.00 round trip shuttle and $77.00 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 22 to June 9, 2017 to allow ample time to travel before and after the event.


Please contact:

CPA Canada Professional Learning and Development Customer Service
Tel: 1-888-337-3242

Daniela Profiti, principal, Conferences and Courses, Professional Learning and Development
Tel: 416-204-3335

Sheri Price, program manager, Tax Education, Professional Learning and Development
Tel: (416) 204-3425


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