Business Tax

Corporate Services

We provide a wide range of Corporate services including Business Start-Up Planning and Advice, Preparation of Financial Statements, Corporate Tax Planning and Preparation, Trust audits, Tax management and Bookkeeping services.

We offer tax services and accounting consulting to small and medium sized businesses as well as larger corporations.

If your business is struggling with cash flow, we can assist you in preparing a cash flow plan and budget. If you’re business is lacking structure and guidance, we can work with you to prepare a business plan and possible business restructure. Keeping up to date with business accounting procedures will become much easier with guidance from our professionals and allow you to allocate your time more efficiently and effectively.

Corporate Year-End Checklist

Our Business Tax Services:

  • Business Start-Up Planning and Advice (Purchase analysis, Incorporation benefits and structure, etc.)
  • Preparation of Financial Statements (Notice to Reader, Review Engagements and Audits)
  • Corporate Tax Planning (Corporate Structure, Intercompany Transactions/Loans, Owner Remuneration Strategy)
  • Corporate Tax Preparation (Filing Annual Corporate Tax Return)
  • Management Advisory Services (Project Planning, Budgeting, Temporary Accounting Assistance, Restructuring Help)
  • Bookkeeping Services (Initial Training, Establishing Chart of Accounts, Assistance with GST/HST reporting)
  • Trust Audits (For Legal Firms)
Do you want to speak to a certified business accountant about our business accounting services?

Louis Picco. business accountants can help you with any business accounting situation. We work with you and your business; discuss your needs and present solutions in easy to understand terms.

Call us today at 604 998 0545 to discuss how Louis Picco Inc can help you with our range of tax management services.

Case Study

Business Re-Organization

A mid-sized law partnership discovers that a complex new structure is easy – and worthwhile – to implement in the hands of the right professionals

T & M were successful owners of a mid-sized personal injury law partnership.

Each year their personal income (which was quite substantial) was reported on their personal income tax return, which meant they were each losing roughly 44% of their income to taxes.

They knew something needed to change, but were worried about how complex that change could be.

We suggested a re-organization.

If done successfully, the partnership would be split into three corporations: one main corporation, and two smaller law corporations for each partner.

Each year, the company’s profits would be split between the two corporations. Each partner would draw a salary, and that remaining profit would only be subject to the small business taxation rate of 13.5%.

It took T & M almost two years – and hundreds of thousands of unnecessary dollars in taxes paid – to decide to give the proposed structure a try.

An additional tax expert was brought on to manage the complexity of the task. He was responsible for ensuring all the necessary paperwork and contracts were done.

The team worked diligently over a couple of months, and sorted out all the required changes, with very little work falling to T & M.

In the first year of the new structure, each partner paid almost 50% less in taxes than they had in the previous year.

The company was also structured to include the potential for two other law corporations, should T & M wish to bring on new partners

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