Smythe is one of the leaders in accounting and tax advisory services in the real estate and construction industries within BC. Our extensive knowledge and experience with real estate owners, investors and construction companies allows us to tailor our services to our clients’ specific needs. We combine our in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market with the global reach of Allinial Global member firms across the world.

Our Experience

Smythe has been advising clients in both the real estate and construction industries from startup to success since 1980. We have grown our practice to a wide variety of clients ranging from local, individually owned businesses to large enterprises. Our clients own, operate and develop real estate in BC and across Canada.

We work with a variety of businesses including commercial, industrial and residential builders, owners and investors. We also have experience working with developers of single and multi-unit residences, including high-rise developments.

Our Services

Whether you’re breaking ground on a new project, restructuring an existing partnership or require consulting on day-to-day operations, our advisors can help improve your bottom line with the following services:

  • Tax return preparation for businesses and individuals
  • GST/HST compliance
  • Tax planning, strategies and solutions
  • Structuring of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Representation with federal and provincial tax authorities
  • Cross-border tax compliance and planning services
  • Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Advice and guidance on accounting and financial reporting
  • Compliance audits and special reports
  • Forecasts, projections and strategic planning
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Estate and succession planning.

Our Recent Projects

Some examples of what we have recently done to assist our clients include:

  • Tax advice for public private partnerships
  • Structuring of high-rise acquisition in Vancouver
  • Succession planning for family owned real estate investment business
  • Tax-efficient transfers of real estate
  • Tax advice for non-resident investors
  • Loss utilization planning
  • Cash flow modeling for acquisition financing
  • Advice and variance analysis on rental operations.

Industry Involvement

We are proud to be a part of some of the most significant associations in the industry. Attending events, presenting seminars and networking with other real estate and construction professionals are some of the ways we strengthen our connections with the industries. We actively participate in the following associations:

  • LandlordBC
  • The Urban Development Institute (UDI)
  • BC Construction Roundtable (BCCR)

Publications and Presentations

 

March 8, 2018

Phasing out of the Health and Welfare Trust Regime

Health and Welfare Trust A health and welfare trust (HWT) is not defined in the Income Tax Act (the Act). In general terms, a health and we...
January 19, 2018

Announcing our acquisition of Brewer Edge LLP

Smythe LLP is pleased to announce their acquisition of South Surrey-based CPA firm Brewer Edge LLP. The Brewer Edge team, led by Gary Brewer...
December 15, 2017

Tax Update: Simplifying Income Sprinkling

On December 13, 2017, the Department of Finance released revised draft legislative proposals in respect of the tax on split income (“TOSI...

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