Hosting an Association Meeting in Quebec? You Must Collect Québec Sales Tax!

By |2020-11-20T11:18:52-06:00November 19th, 2020|

This article will summarize what a non-profit association should know when registering for Québec Sales Tax (QST) after hosting events in Québec. Events Held in Québec If your association is hosting an event in Québec, it must collect 14.975% QST even if you are not required to collect GST/HST. Even [...]

GST/HST and QST on Registration Fees for Virtual Meetings and Trade Shows

By |2021-04-23T15:12:10-05:00August 6th, 2020|

Many associations have been forced to cancel in-person professional development meetings and/or trade shows because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as described in my colleagues' recent article Association Trade Shows Gone Virtual. The cancellation of these events both reduces the value of association membership and threatens some association’s financial sustainability. Virtual [...]

Selecting A Credit Card Processor for Your Association

By |2020-10-21T15:22:43-05:00June 28th, 2018|

Sixty to seventy-five percent of the revenue received by our association management clients is by way of credit card payment. If you can determine the total cost of credit card processing when comparing processors—which is very hard to do—you may find that the company offering the lowest processing rates [...]

Basics of Financial Reporting for Board Members Without Financial Experience

By |2021-04-23T15:03:19-05:00March 12th, 2014|

The purpose of this article is to help board members who do not have financial experience understand their organization’s financial reporting and their personal responsibilities associated with that. Responsibilities of Board Members A recent quote in Trustee Magazine did a nice job of explaining the connection between financial reporting [...]

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