Gilmour Group CPAs 25 years


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Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs)

We primarily serve Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford in British Columbia, as well as US and international clients, looking to do business in Canada.

Who are we?

We look at the “big picture” which helps our clients to save on corporate taxes and other government charges.

Who do we work for?

Our clients are primarily manufacturing and distribution companies located in western Canada.

Canadian newsletters

Our Canadian FAQ newsletters answer corporate tax questions for business owners.

International newsletters

Our International FAQ newsletters focuses on international tax issues for corporations doing business across borders.

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COVID 19 – social distancing measures at Gilmour Group CPA

During this trying time, we have reduced our contact with people to reduce the risk of transmission of the disease. Our bricks and mortar office is closed. We are taking appointments electronically. Paperwork can be scanned and sent to us securely or dropped physically at a dropbox outside our office door from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday. If the box is not there, do not leave your records outside our office.

Here is our guide on electronic communications tools.

We will probably be slower than normal responding to emails and messages as we are using remote tools.

Warm Regards (just not touching),
Grant Gilmour, B.Sc., MBA, CPA Canada, CA, CPA USA

Langley office

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Who We Are

We are local Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) who primarily serve Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford in British Columbia, and Calgary in Alberta.

GGCPA has been in business over 20 years with a firm mandate to go “Beyond the Basics” ® and “Beyond Borders”.

We believe that excellent service is the goal and that service means stretching our minds and skills to solve your business and tax issues.
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What We Do

We help our clients to save on corporate taxes and other government charges. It can be shortsighted to try to save tax today when a "big picture view" can save future taxes and other government charges such as CPP and WCB.

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.

Corporate Income Tax is our specialty. The biggest opportunities to save corporate taxes are in 1) smart structures, 2) income splitting, and 3) avoiding double taxation, especially in international transactions.
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Who We Work For

Our clients are primarily manufacturing and distribution companies located in and near Metro Vancouver. We have a special interest in, 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, a worldwide association of accountants.

We have been in business since 1994. Our founder, Grant Gilmour, CPA, CA, drives this practice and helps our clients to grow and stretch themselves.
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Services We Offer

  • International Tax

    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.
  • Tax Strategies

    If it is too good to be true it often is. As a general rule we do not encourage our clients to pursue aggressive tax strategies. Many of them are tenuous at best.
  • Corporate Tax Preparation

    Our team is focused on Corporate Tax Advice. This means that we work primarily with business owners. There are some common things that all businesses in Canada must do annually. Here are some links to commonly requested forms at CRA.

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FAQ for Tax Savvy Clients

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International FAQ #72 – Taxes for Canadian Businesses in the USA – Arizona

What state taxes does a Canadian business pay in Arizona?
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International FAQ #71 – Taxes for Canadian Businesses in the USA – Glossary

What are the names of the US taxes a Canadian business will pay in the USA?
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Are Gambling Expenses Deductible?

In Canada, no, they are not unless you are in the business of being a professional poker or similar game player. On the flip side, the winnings...
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International FAQ #70 – Taxes for Canadian Businesses in the USA – Federal

Each state has the authority to tax and the federal government also has the authority to tax. This is a summary of taxes at the Federal level.
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International FAQ #69 – Taxes for Canadian Businesses in the USA

When a Canadian business does business with people outside of Canada, the tax rules are different.
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What is the Best Year End for a Business? A Calendar Year?

Once again it depends. Each year-end has its merits. Here is a list of year-ends with commentary on how it would work in a Canadian company with...

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