Certified General Accountants of Ontario

The Challenge

Ontario’s 2010 introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax posed significant training challenges for accounting professionals, especially those working in smaller firms and inside industry. The subject matter was dry, some of the rules were counterintuitive, and compliance requirements had changed.

The Solution

On behalf of CGAO, BCN.tv produced and delivered a two-hour program featuring a tax instructor, as well as industry practitioners describing implementation issues and how they had overcome them.

The Result

The program, also featuring a government official who built on the instructor’s message that compliance was important, was a resounding success. Viewers commented that it was one thing to see the rules in print, but a different experience entirely to understand actual business situations and hear about the challenges of applying them.

View the CGAO Video