John Ormiston

John Ormiston

Partner - Tax
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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.

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 (β€œTOSIβ...

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