Gilmour Group


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Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs)

We primarily serve Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford in British Columbia, and Calgary in Alberta.

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.

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

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

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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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AUG
2012

Issue #20 – Allowable Business Investment Loss

Tax Question What is an Allowable Business Investment Loss (ABIL) and what are the tax implications? Facts The Canadian government wants to...
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JUL
2012

Issue #19 – Winding Up a Corporation

Tax Question What are the steps to wind up a corporation? Facts When winding up a corporation, there are many issues to be aware of that may...
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JUL
2012

Issue #18 – Association

Tax Question Are there any tax savings in setting up more than one company? Facts For 2012 companies are taxed on their profits at two rates; the...
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JUL
2012

Issue #17 – Dividend vs. Salary

Tax Question Is it better to take a dividend or salary? Facts The tax system is designed so that it should not matter how an individual earns...
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JUL
2012

Issue #16 – Passive Income vs Active Income

Tax Question What is the difference between passive income and active income? Facts Active or business income is income generated from a...
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JUL
2012

Issue #15 – Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption

Tax Question What is the best structure for selling a business? Facts There are two methods to sell a business: An asset sale—where you keep...

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