Technical Seminar

Date & Time

May 28, 2015
8:00 am - 10:30 am


Our annual Technical Seminar is scheduled for May 19, 2016 to discuss your International Business Activity (IBA) program applications. This seminar is valuable for any member who is claiming a tax refund or planning to claim one using the IBA program.

Date: Thursday, May19, 2016

Location: SFU Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings Street, Room 7000 Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room

Time: Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; IBA Program Seminar 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration: Please email Katherine Lee ( to register. This event is complimentary for members.

Members of the Audit team from the Ministry of Finance will present information about the audit process, covering the basics in terms of paperwork required, as well as the more complex issues relating to compliance, where errors could result in penalties down the road. A successful audit is a key consideration and insures that registrants are maximizing their claim.

A team of professional advisors from KPMG LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte will be on hand to provide guidance on some of the technical aspects of the program. A panel discussion will be held and members are encouraged to come with any questions they may have.

This is an excellent opportunity especially for new members, but members who are familiar with the audit process can also gain insight into how the IBA audit is processed. You will have an opportunity to learn from the issues that other members have encountered.

The AdvantageBC Technical Seminar should qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Attendees receive the following certificate of completion: International Business Activity Act Regulation and Administrative Compliance Requirements. 

You can review our past Technical Seminar’s here.

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