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Privately Managed, Owner Driven.

At Smythe, our business is owned and managed by the partners of our Firm. This means that in addition to years of technical expertise related to the purchase and structure of a business, succession planning and estate planning, our clients also receive the support of Partners who have successfully owned and operated a business since 1980.

We are proud to work with a diverse group of clients to help them achieve their privately held business goals. These clients range anywhere from generations of family businesses to large growing entrepreneurships. Our long tradition of serving owner operated businesses gives us the knowledge and expertise necessary to best serve you. We understand what is important to entrepreneurs, business owners and families. From startup, choice of entity, structure, operations and GST, to having the knowledge to assist you with cross-border issues, we are here to help you strategize in order to optimize your wealth.

From Startup to Estate Planning

Our Services

We are aware that the issues involving private enterprise and estate and succession planning can be overwhelming. Our team of professionals is here to explain what these terms really mean to you, advise you on your individual plan of action and tailor to your needs to get the results you want. Our services include:

  • Assurance services
  • Accounting
  • Income tax planning and compliance
  • GST / HST
  • Business valuations
  • Succession planning
  • Generational transfers
  • Estate freezes
  • Use of trusts
  • Reorganizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Business Succession & Estate Planning

We recognize that business succession and estate planning is something that every business owner needs to address and that there are ways to develop an appropriate plan that works for you. Every client has goals and concerns when it comes to protecting personal wealth. Having worked with privately owned businesses for over 30 years, we are well-positioned to help you build tax-sensible retirement and estate plans. Here at Smythe we are experts in retirement and estate planning topics including transaction and taxation planning, objectives of ownership, asset protection, as well as cross-border considerations.

Understanding Private Enterprise Income Taxation

In order to understand private enterprise taxation it is important that you understand integration. The concept of integration looks at the amount of after-tax income there is left to spend on personal use, for both the individual and the corporation. To learn more about this topic contact us below.

Click here to view the 2016 Tax Rate Card detailing British Columbia Corporate and Individual Income Tax Rates.

It is important to us that you understand issues related to private enterprises. Besides taxes, accounting and assurance we offer advice, planning and an explanation of what this all means for you. For more information, or any questions related to your small business, please contact our expert team:

April 20, 2020

Smythe Adapts to Working from Home

As the world around us continues to adapt to a new sense of normal in light of COVID-19, we at Smythe LLP (Smythe), recently sat down (virt...
March 15, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact all of us, we remain open for business and committed to serving our clients. Our...
March 11, 2020

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

At Smythe, we recognize that we are not immune to effects of The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue to monitor any changes closely. As an ...
December 13, 2019

Happy Holidays from Smythe

Season’s Greetings from Vancouver, Langley and Nanaimo! In lieu of gifts this year, we will be making a donation to the Greater Vancouver...
January 8, 2019

Smythe LLP welcomes Ben Capps to the partnership

Smythe LLP (Smythe) is pleased to welcome Ben Capps, CPA, CA to the partnership effective January 1, 2019. Ben started at Smythe in 2011 a...
December 5, 2018

Wishing you a happy holiday season

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! On behalf of all of our valued clients and friends, we will be making a donati...
December 3, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 CFE writers

Congratulations to the following individuals on their successful completion of the 2018 CFE exam! After many years of preparation, months of...
November 26, 2018

2018 Fall Economic Statement

On November 21, 2018, the Federal Government released the 2018 Fall Economic Statement (the “Statement”). The Statement includes several...
November 15, 2018

Rental Tax Implications

If you own a condominium unit in B.C. that is currently vacant or being rented on a short-term basis, or if short-term rentals are contempla...
October 29, 2018

We have moved to the Exchange!

We are pleased to announce that we have moved into our brand new office space located in the Exchange tower at 1700 - 475 Howe Street in do...

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