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Commodity Tax Symposium 2018

Commodity Tax Symposium 2018 - This product is available in the following media types: National Conferences(en anglais seulement) Archive Event
Note: As this event is now over, information is for reference purposes only.

October 15 - 16, 2018
Westin Ottawa Hotel, ON
(optional workshop October 17)

For Junior practitioner pricing and full details on Refer a friend for a chance to win! please see special offers listed below.

Stay up-to-date on critical commodity tax issues and network with peers from government, industry and practice at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.

CPD hours

Conference - 12 CPD hours
Optional Workshop - 6 CPD hours

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Special Offers:

Calling recent graduates of In-Depth HST/GST!
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 2016, 2017 or 2018 as a beginner or with some experience, and have never attended CTS or CTS West in the past. For details and to register, contact Reshma Oza at

Refer a friend for a chance to win a weekend getaway!
Refer a friend or colleague who is new* to the Commodity Tax Symposium and be entered for a chance to each win a $650 gift card that you can use to treat yourself to a weekend getaway! For each friend you refer, you will receive a ballot in the draw which will take place at CTS’s Monday night networking reception. You or your friend must be present at the time of the draw to claim your prize. To be entered, ask your friend to enter your name when registering.

* Friend/colleague has never attended CTS or CTS West in the past.


Virtual Conference

Can’t make it to Ottawa? Attend this conference live from your desktop, laptop or tablet. Follow the PowerPoint presentation and listen to, see and ask questions of the presenters. All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, speakers and high-speed Internet.

Optional Workshop:

Post-conference workshop (October 17):

  • Provincial Sales Tax Essentials – All You Need to Know $$495.00, 6 CPD hours

Access to Material

No handouts will be distributed onsite, conference presentations will be available online approximately 1 week prior to the event for you to download and/or print as needed.

NOTE: You will receive an email within the next hour with your log-in access to the CPA Canada online learning environment (D2L) at: Check and ensure you have access to the D2L platform.

If you do not receive this email, please email or contact the helpdesk portal at

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, you may cancel up to 14 calendar days prior to the event start date for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 calendar days of the event start date will be subject to a $150 administration fee (plus applicable taxes). All cancellation requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on the day prior to the event start date. Refunds are not available after that point.

PLEASE NOTE: All cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to

The topics, program format and events are correct at the time of publishing. If unforeseen circumstances occur, CPA Canada has the right to alter or delete items from the program or cancel the event and refund all registration fees.

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