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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 7, 2021

Preparing Yourself for Personal Tax Season

It’s that time of year again! With deadlines closely looming, we want to remind you of important dates to note to ensure a smooth and effi...
April 6, 2021

New Reporting Rules for Trusts Starting 2021

Currently, certain inactive trusts are exempt from filing a trust return (T3 Return). However, for taxation years ending on or after Decembe...
March 3, 2021

New Changes to Form T1134

In January 2021, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) released a revised Form T1134 which will require significant additional disclosures n...

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