New in the Knowledge Centre: Tax Resources Notes

CAUBO has retained KPMG to develop a series of interpretive notes covering key university-specific issues in the areas of income tax and sales tax (GST/HST/QST).

The first five notes in the series are now available online for members and can be accessed below.

These notes cover the following topics:

  1. Meal Plans (PDF)

  2. External Sales of Goods and Services (PDF)

  3. Imported Taxable Supplies (PDF)

  4. Determination of Tax Status – Employee Versus Contractor (PDF)

  5. Taxable Benefits (PDF)

As part of the agreement, in addition to the development of the tax notes, a tax hotline is also available for CAUBO members to communicate with KPMG Indirect Tax and Income Tax practitioners located across Canada regarding questions about university-specific tax issues.

The hotline, which can be accessed free of charge for CAUBO members, is available by email at or by phone at 1-800-663-1280. By phone, please ask for Jennifer Boychuk, Raj Sharma.

If you have questions or feedback about the tax resources, please contact Elizabeth Taylor at