GST/HST Taxable vs. Exempt Supplies for Nonprofits and Charities 2024

Did you know that GST/HST applies differently to registered charities from other nonprofit organizations?

Have you ever wondered if you have incorrectly accounted for GST/HST?

If you would like to learn more about these issues you should attend this CRA GST/HST presentation. You will hear directly from a CRA GST/HST Headquarters employee who has 30+ years experience working in GST/HST Programs. The Presentation will include information about revenue sources that attract GST/HST and those that do not. We will review the fundamentals for both registered charities and nonprofit organizations to help you ensure that your organization is correctly accounting for GST/HST.   

This webinar is the second in our 2024 series of free webinars on GST/HST issues for nonprofits and charities, also including:
  • Input Tax Credits for Registered Charities and Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, May 2, 2024, 10-11am, online;
  • Public Service Bodies’ Rebates for Nonprofits and Charities, Thursday, Sept 5, 2024, 10-11am, online;
  • GST/HST Audits & Examinations, Plus Books and Record-Keeping, Thursday,October 3, 2024, 10-11am, online; and
  • GST/HST Implications of Cost-Sharing and Other Relationships, Thursday, Nov 7, 2024, 10-11am, online

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  • Recognize key GST/HST differences between Charities and NPOs

  • Know how to correctly charge GST/HST

  • Identify and reduce common GST/HST mistakes


  • Definitions

  • Taxable Supplies

  • Exempt Supplies   


This Presentation is designed for both registered charities and other nonprofit organizations. It is intended for all individuals who may be involved with the entity’s GST/HST. The information will benefit individuals who represent organizations that are already GST/HST registered; those that are not, but should be; andthose considering voluntarily registering. And it will be of assistance for entities that may become GST/HST registered in the future.  You will hear about how to avoid some of the common mistakes such as failing to properly charge and collect GST/HST correctly.    

Please note, this virtual session will not be recorded, but the presentation slide deck will be shared with you in advance of the event.


Michael Monk from the Canada Revenue Agency GST/HST and Digital Compliance Directorate

Michael Monk has been an employee of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for 33 years.  During that time, he has worked extensively with GST/HST. 

Michael’s current role in CRA’s Ottawa Headquarters is with the GST/HST and Digital Compliance Directorate where he has managed CRA’s National GST/HST Presentations and Outreach services for the last 7 years.

Michael was a Team Leader and Senior Technical Interpretations Analyst for 10+ years in GST/HST Rulings, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch.  He spent numerous additional years in other GST/HST roles within the Compliance Programs Branch.  Michael also worked as a CRA Facilitator throughout a ten-year period creating and instructing GST/HST Legislation and Audit courses to CRA staff.

Michael has many years of experience, working with a multitude of GST/HST issues, across several sectors.  He has participated in conferences, preparing and delivering GST/HST presentations to a variety of accounting and industry associations.  

Michael has volunteered with many community and school association groups over the years.  He has served as Director on the Board of a large national charity, and also on CRA’s Employee Assistance Program Committee. 

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