SIMPLY SALES TAX
your Canadian Sales Tax Specialist

Consulting services

  • assistance for businesses of all sizes
  • assistance for accounting firms, accountants and bookkeepers

How can I help?

  • Help on an as-needed-basis
  • Special project or engagement
  • Registration questions for GST, QST or PST (BC, SK, MB)
  • Tax status of new or current goods or services 
  • Questions related to residential or commercial real property
  • New housing rebate questions

Training 

  • Live webinars on the current topics creating exposures for businesses
  • Pre-recorded webinars that you can watch anytime
  • Custom training to suit your needs – webinars are created for your staff
  • Risk Assessment Workshop to discover your areas of weakness and strengths
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                           

COVID-19 UPDATE
Effective December 6, 2020, the purchase of masks in Canada will be temporarily zero-rated.
Include:
– Handout material
– Live question and answer period
– Chat room
– Certificate of Completion emailed to you within 7 days after the live webinar
– may be used towards your annual CPA PD hours requirement
– Free full replay of the webinar automatically emailed to you 24 hours after the live event, just in case you missed the live webinar or you want to watch it again
If you missed a live webinar or want to learn something specific, the live webinars have been recorded and are available for you to watch anytime.
Include:
– Full version of the live webinar
– Watch at your convenience
– Handout material                                                                    
– Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 7 days after you watch the webinar
       – may be used towards your annual CPA PD hours requirement
LIVE WEBINAR - REGISTER SOON

Time to learn something new today – information you can use to reduce exposures and maximize recoveries and get those PD hours

LIVE WEBINARS HAVE STARTED – ONE EACH MONTH 
       IF YOU MISSED THE LIVE WEBINAR A PRE-RECORDED VERSION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON   

   2022 TAXABLE BENEFITS WITH SALES TAX ISSUES

Now is the time to start thinking and planning for the preparation of your employee T4s.

There are numerous exposure areas such as employer provided vehicles, vehicle allowances, cell phone allowances, parking, Christmas party and other social events, shareholder reimbursements, gift cards, prizes and the list goes on and on.

These exposures often are discovered during an income tax, GST or payroll audit.

This 2-hour webinar will provide a unique overview of the most common taxable benefits with a sales tax component. Most employment compensation packages include some type of taxable benefit. The income tax rules require an employer to report taxable benefits on an employee’s T4. Often overlooked and discovered during an audit are the sales tax exposures related to taxable benefits.

This is a great webinar for payroll staff, accountants, bookkeepers and business owners wanting a better understanding of the taxable benefits with GST/HST issues.

Learn something new

        Diane has some great tips to reduce your exposures and increase your recoveries

Pre-recorded webinars are available to watch anytime and get those PD hours

 

WEBINARS FOR 2022

One more live webinar
Mark your calendar
WATCH ANYTIME
DECEMBER 7 - 2-HOURS OF THE MOST COMMON TAXABLE BENEFIT EXPOSURES
PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR IS NOW AVAILABLE - WATCH ANYTIME
RE-PLAY IS AVAILABLE - WATCH ANYTIME

ETHICS TRAINING 

ETHICS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS

WATCH ANYTIME

In this two-hour webinar, Diane discusses ethical behaviour for professional accountants. Working ethically ensures you do not lose your professional designation and you maintain your reputation, the reputation of your employer or firm and the CPA association.

Using the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, this webinar focuses on the five fundamental behavioral principles using everyday examples. Diane also provides a basic ethical decision making model to be used when ethical issues arise.

This webinar will be a great review of the practice of ethical behavior for accountants, bookkeepers and business owners.

You will receive a 2-hour certificate of completion towards your CPA verifiable ethics professional development requirement.

Watch anytime
ABOUT DIANE GAUDON, FCPA

Diane specializes in Canadian sales taxes

She believes “the best way to reduce exposures and
maximize tax recoveries is to learn the rules”.

Diane Gaudon, FCPA and owner of her own business specializes in GST/HST, QST and provincial sales tax training and consultation services.

She is an extremely popular and frequent presenter of commodity tax related material to numerous firms, businesses and professional organizations. Currently, she writes and presents numerous GST/HST courses for CPA Ontario.

Additionally, she has 20 plus years of providing sales tax advice to both Canadian and foreign companies and accounting firms of all sizes on federal and provincial sales tax matters. She was also on the Ontario provincial government HST implementation committee.

Diane has 35 years of experience as a professional accountant with extensive accounting and taxation expertise in many industries.

She is the author of the 2011 release of CGA Ontario’s Harmonized Sales Tax Part II booklet and the CPA Canada Online course “GST/HST from 2010 to 2016.

For her contributions to CGA and industry at large in communicating Ontario and British Columbia HST implementation and sales tax  information, Diane was honoured with a Fellowship Award from CGA Canada in 2011. In 2012, she was bestowed the Ontario Distinguished Service Award from CGA Ontario.

Contact Diane if you require assistance with a sales tax issue, require sales tax training or a presenter for an upcoming speaking engagement.

diane@simplysalestax.com

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

   —  For businesses  —  Accounting firms  —  Associations or Groups  —
Do you to learn more about sales taxes? 
Send Diane an email to learn more about custom training 
diane@simplysalestax.com

Training is the KEY 

It ensures you and your staff are able to
MINIMIZE sales tax exposures and
MAXIMIZE sales tax saving

Diane will teach you fundamentals of sales tax.
How?
 Customized training using your data as examples
 She will sharing tips and tricks to ease compliance issues
Assist implementing sales tax changes
Advice when sales tax issues arise

Client Testimonials

DIANE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ABLE TO EXPLAIN COMPLICATED AND TECHNICAL ISSUES IN A VERY CLEAR AND PRACTICAL WAY

I LOVE THESE WEBINARS BECAUSE I LEARN SO MUCH THAT I DID NOT KNOW.
EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE AND SHE TAKES THE TIME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. 

 

 

DIANE IS ABLE TO KEEP THIS VERY TECHNICAL MATERIAL INTERESTING BY PROVIDING LOTS OF EVERYDAY EXAMPLES. THE TIME GOES BY SO QUICKLY.

 

GREAT PRESENTER THAT DOES NOT READ A SCRIPT. LOVE THE EXAMPLES.

 

 

Great presenter! 
Diane has the ability to explain sales taxes in a very to easy understand manner.
DIANE’S PRESENTATIONS ACTUALLY MAKE GST INTERESTING AND FUN 

CANADIAN SALES TAX SPECIALIST

CONTACT Diane Gaudon, FCPA at
diane@simplysalestax.com

LEARN SOMETHING NEW TODAY

Learning how Canadian sales taxes work is the best way to reduce exposures and maximize tax recoveries.
Register for a webinar or contact Diane for assistance because you just don’t know, what you don’t know!