Incorporated business & tax rates

Aug 25, 2012 / 5:00 am
As a Chartered Accountant serving small business owners in the Okanagan I am often asked by unincorporated business owners about the tax benefits of incorporation. While there are many tax advantages to incorporating a business, there are also tax risks to be considered. Among those risks are the...

Buying a business: Assets vs. Shares

Jul 13, 2012 / 5:00 am
In a previous article, my colleague Andrew Pitre discussed some of the important tax considerations when purchasing a business. More specifically, he addressed some of the considerations in choosing to buy the shares of an incorporated business versus simply buying the assets of that business. As...

Buying or selling a business?

Jun 6, 2012 / 5:00 am
Purchasing a business is an exciting event that brings with it many challenges and opportunities. For the seller, the sale of a business can be financially rewarding. Often the transition away from the business will free up the time and resources to allow you to enjoy the fruits of your hard work...
About the Author

Okanagan Business Professionals is unique team of business lawyers and accountants offering Okanagan businesses a comprehensive team based approach to their business needs. Led by lawyer, Mathew Dober and CA, Andrew Pitre, Okanagan Business Professionals aims to provide clients with comprehensive business advice with the convenience and efficiencies of having their business professionals in a single location. 

Andrew is the founder of Pitre James & Co, a Chartered Accounting practice that specializes in assisting local businesses meet their tax planning objectives and reporting requirements.  Andrew’s areas of practice include year-end notice to reader and review engagement reports and associated corporate tax filings.  In addition, Andrew’s practice includes tax planning for individuals, corporations, and trusts.  

Andrew graduated from the University of Victoria in 2005 with a degree in Economics. In 2005 he began his career in public accounting and in 2008 he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation.  In 2010 Andrew completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course.  

Andrew can be reached at 778-484-5401, [email protected] or by visiting www.pitrejames.ca


Born and raised in Kelowna, Mathew began his career as an entrepreneur, owning and operating several small businesses in the Kelowna area. Mathew founded Business Law Group in Kelowna in 2008, when he recognized a need for a business-specific law firm geared to clients in need of practical, affordable legal solutions for their local businesses. In addition, Mathew continues to stay involved in business as partner in several local businesses in the real estate development, hospitality and energy industries.

Mathew brings a keen sense of business to the practice of law and first hand experience of the legal issues faced by business owners. Mathew offers his clients simple, practical legal advice in keeping with each of his client’s personal goals in business.

Mathew can be reached at 250-448-5566, [email protected], or by visiting www.businesslawgroup.ca.

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