Tax consulting services are a necessary component for every individual and business. Taxes in their various forms can be exceedingly complex, detailed and continuously changing. A trusted tax advisor can navigate the tax landscape for you, developing tax strategies and solutions that work for you and your business. At Smythe, we have a dedicated tax team that has been serving as trusted advisors to our valued clients for over 35 years. The team uses a solutions-oriented approach that is the result of their many years of experience.

In addition, as a member of Allinial Global, Smythe is internationally connected to over 250 office locations in 13 major countries across the world. This relationship provides us with additional expertise, tax resources and connections in a variety of industries and tax jurisdictions. Working with tax professionals in every major market is a benefit to our clients, and gives us the global expertise to deliver trusted professional advice.

Our Tax Services

We can assist clients with a broad range of tax consulting and compliance services, including:

  • Corporate and personal tax planning
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Assistance with Canada Revenue Agency audits, disputes and objections
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Planning for the purchase or sale of a business
  • Cross-border tax planning and structuring for inbound and outbound investments
  • Assistance with investment tax credit claims for Scientific Research & Experimental Development expenditures (SR&ED)
  • Assistance with mining, oil and gas ventures, including flow-through shares
  • Compensation and benefits planning, including stock options and tax-deferred plans
  • Tax structuring for matrimonial settlements
  • Tax return preparation and review.

Often a sound tax plan requires an independent business and/or share valuation. At Smythe, our tax team works closely with our advisory group to provide all the necessary services to develop an integrated tax plan. For more information on our advisory team, please visit Smythe Advisory.

Our Clients

Our clients are individuals, owner-managed businesses, public companies, trusts, pension plans and partnerships. Our clients operate in a wide variety of industries.

Our Associations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • CRA Income Tax Liaison Committee (CPABC)
  • Vancouver Board of Trade
  • British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA)
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