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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

 

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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