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ABC 2017

2017-06-25 to 2017-06-27
Where: Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street North
Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 5T9
Contact: Nancy Barden

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CIPH's 85th Annual Business Conference: ABC 2017.
June 25-27, 2017 - Ottawa, ON

CIPH's premier networking event - networking with the who's who in the Canadian Plumbing & Heating Industry!



Hotel Reservations:


ABC 2017 Host Hotel: Delta Ottawa City Centre

Click here to book your accommodations at the Delta Ottawa City Centre before completing your registration with CIPH.


Changes to Registration:

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  • Cancellations prior to May 26, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $50 administration charge.
  • Cancellations between May 29, 2017 and June 9, 2017 will receive a full refund less 20% processing fee on registration.
  • Cancellations after June 9, 2017 will receive no refund (including optional events) except in the case of illness.
  • Substitutions are allowed at any time with no penalty. All cancellations must be received in writing and signed.





When are convention expenses deductible?


You can deduct from business income expenses incurred

from attending up to two conventions held during the year.


The following conditions apply:

  • The convention must be held in the same year as you are claiming the deduction.
  • The expenses must be paid in the year (not simply incurred or payable).
  • The convention is held by a business or professional organization “at a location that may reasonably be regarded as consistent with the territorial scope of that organization”. The Canada-U.S. tax treaty provides that a convention held in the U.S. will qualify if it would otherwise qualify if held in Canada.
  • You must attend the convention “in connection with” your business or professional practice; however you do not need to be a member of the organization sponsoring the convention.



Subsection 20(10), referred to above, is a permissive provision, not a restrictive one. Therefore, if attendance at a convention can be justified as being an expense for purpose of gaining or producing income, and not on account of capital, it should be deductible anyway without being subject to the restriction of only two conventions per year and the other conditions.



Only 50% of amounts paid for food, beverages or entertainment qualify as a deduction from business income generally. This rule applies to conventions as well. Where the convention fee entitles you to meals and entertainment without specifying a separate price for them, $50 per day is deemed to be for the meals and entertainment. Thus, $25 per day of the convention fee becomes non-deductible.



Since the deduction for conventions is from business income, employees cannot claim a deduction for such expenses. If an employer requires an employee to attend a convention, reimbursement of expenses of attending will generally not be taxable except to the extent there is a personal element to the benefit of attending. If an employee’s spouse attends a convention (or travels to it without being registered) and the employer pays, the spouse’s attendance is normally considered a taxable benefit to the employee. However, Revenue Canada considers that it will not be a taxable benefit if the spouse was requested by the employer to go and “the main purpose for going was to assist in attaining the business objectives of the trip”.



Members are requested not to have formal Hospitality Suites during ABC from 4:00 pm Sunday through Tuesday night. Members may invite small groups for informal hospitality by word of mouth.


As this registration has now been entered into our system, please contact Geeta Persaud at: or 1-800-639-2474, if you wish to cancel your registration.

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