Professional Taxation Experts Serving London and Southern Ontario

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to minimize your tax obligations or a large corporation requiring in-depth tax planning, compliance and strategy services, retaining a trusted accounting firm is vital. At Ford Keast LLP, our team of CPAs and tax experts provide comprehensive and proactive tax strategies to a variety of clients in Canada and the United States.

Tax management and minimization strategies are available to every individual and business with the time and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex tax laws in Canada and abroad. Unfortunately, most individual and corporate taxpayers just do not have the time and/or the financial know-how to identify and implement the strategies that could be most helpful to them. This is why it is imperative to work with a knowledgeable team that can.

Ford Keast LLP has delivered comprehensive tax advisory solutions in London for nearly a century. Our income tax practice involves both tax compliance as well as the identification and implementation of tax minimization planning and strategies. We ensure that our professionals stay current with the latest legislation and techniques in order to provide the best possible advice to clients. Where necessary, we assist with CRA audits and appeals to ensure that clients receive compelling and effective representation. As a result, clients know they can count on us for advice that minimizes their risk of challenges by CRA and for support when they have to contest unfair CRA decisions.

A Tax & Accounting Team Comprised of Business Professionals

At Ford Keast LLP, our accounting team comprises Chartered Professional Accountants and tax experts from a variety of backgrounds. Each member of the team brings a different perspective to our clients to ensure that all facets of their businesses are considered when our advice is required. Most of the team has had “real” business experience in addition to their experience in client service, and that sets us apart from other firms. This unique perspective enables us to put ourselves in our client’s shoes and gives us a better appreciation of our client’s primary taxation concerns.

Ford Keast LLP: Much More than an Ordinary Tax and Accounting Firm

The expert tax advisors at Ford Keast LLP are passionate about providing the utmost in client care and exceptional client service. Our collaborative and close-knit team approach allows us to create big-picture solutions to meet our clients’ unique requirements. We are progressive, innovative, established and trusted, and perform our work with competence and care.

We are Chartered Professional Accountants and tax consultants. Our primary focus is the provision of assurance services and adding credibility to financial statements, as well as regularly strategizing with clients to develop a custom tax plan designed to minimize their obligations and their risk. We also offer a comprehensive and cost-saving Tax Audit Insurance Program designed to significantly reduce our services’ cost if an audit becomes necessary.

At Ford Keast LLP, we offer a variety of tax services designed to meet regulations and minimize the tax burden on our clients by providing creative ideas and sound planning, including:

Canada Revenue Agency Audit Support

  • Assistance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits and enquiries
  • CRA appeals and relief requests
  • HST compliance, audit support and planning

US Personal Tax Compliance

  • 1040NR Non-resident returns
  • W-7 tax ID applications
  • 1040 US citizen returns
  • Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs)
  • Immigration tax returns
  • Emigration tax returns

Corporate Reorganizations and Restructuring

  • Reorganizations
  • Tax-deferred asset transfers
  • Stock option plans
  • Other employee incentive plans

Planning for Sale of a Business

  • Purification
  • Transaction support
  • Due diligence
  • Shareholder buyouts

Intergenerational Farm Transfers

  • Review of fact patterns
  • Addressing qualifying farm properties
  • Addressing qualifying shares of a family farm corporation

Family Business Succession Planning

  • Capital gains exemption planning,
  • Full or partial value freezes,
  • Bill C-208 planning and implementation
  • Retirement planning

Estate Tax Planning and Tax Minimization

  • Will reviews
  • Inter vivos and testamentary pipelines
  • Loss planning
  • Planned charitable giving

Estate Tax Compliance

  • Estate tax filings
  • Non-resident beneficiary tax filings
  • CRA clearance requests

Family Law Tax Matters

  • Contingent tax calculations
  • Tax-efficient transfer of assets for equalization
  • Other litigation support

Ford Keast LLP is a full-service accounting firm providing clients with the opportunity to partner with a business advisory team and resolve all their financial challenges. Our team of Chartered Professional Accounts and tax experts provides personalized accounting and tax advisory solutions to meet the unique requirements of our clients. Our team of highly skilled accounting experts specializes in many specific disciplines, including Taxation, Human Resources (H.R.) Consulting and Wealth Management. Our collaborative approach allows us to meet the individual financial requirements of our clients internally.

For Trustworthy Tax Advisory Services, Contact Ford Keast LLP in London

At Ford Keast LLP, we offer a team of highly skilled and experienced Chartered Professional Accountants and tax experts who provide our clients with custom accounting and tax services. So, whether you are an individual taxpayer looking for assistance with your annual filing or a large business in need of strategic advice for complex tax matters, we can help.

We are conveniently located in the heart of London, Ontario. To schedule a consultation with one of our exceptionally knowledgeable accounting professionals, please reach out to us online or call us at 519-679-9330.

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