We look at the “big picture” which helps our clients to save on corporate taxes and other government charges. It can be shortsighted to try to save tax today when instead, a big picture view can save future taxes and other government charges, like CPP and WCB, which is better overall.
Equally as important as good planning is good execution. Setting up your systems to manage your tax always reduces overall taxes, penalties and other tax surprises. We can help you save taxes with good systems.
Also, at times, there are more important things to consider than just saving tax. Keeping ownership and management in a sensible organizational structure rather than some complex tax structure can be important too!
Corporate Income Tax is our specialty. We help owners design and work with tax savings structures. The biggest opportunities to save corporate taxes are in 1) smart structures 2) income splitting 3) avoiding double taxation- especially in International Transactions.
Our clients are primarily manufacturing and distribution companies located in and near Metro Vancouver. We have a special interest in Research and Development and do Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) claims for our clients. Our firm also has a division specializing in International tax which includes Canadian companies expanding into foreign markets and foreign companies expanding into Canada. We belong to Integra International which is a worldwide association of accountants giving us the resources and knowledge to serve our client’s
international tax issues.
Our team is a fun group of people ranging in ages and skills from apprentice to master craftsman. We have been in business since 1994.
Our founder, Grant Gilmour, CPA, CA, and his partner, Harvey Knotts, CPA, CA, drive this practice and our clients to grow and stretch themselves.
Our clients are importers and exporters. We serve Canadian Businesses that are selling to the world. Most progressive Canadian Businesses will discover that there is a world out there waiting for their products and services. They will face challenges in new markets. We are there to help them navigate the tax rules and minimize tax and the related paperwork.