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John Ormiston

John Ormiston

CPA, CA, TEP
Our Partners
Partner - Tax

(604) 694-7566
jormiston@smythecpa.com

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John has close to 30 years of experience in both public and private practice across a variety of industries, including real estate, food processing, forestry, shipping, yacht building, manufacturing, legal, professional corporations and technology. His focus has been on owner-managed enterprises, specifically, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Smythe LLP in February 2017, John worked at a national firm as a tax partner for many years.

John graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree, and later attained his MSc in Marine Law from the University of Wales. He is a member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, a former Trustee and Secretary for the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and Director of the Seymour Golf and Country Club. John is also a licensed Ship’s Master.


August 27, 2021

Intergenerational Transfers – New Rules… For Now

Historically, intergenerational business transfers were taxed punitively compared to an arm’s length sale. That is, a business owner selli...
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...

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