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Melo LLP continues aggressive growth with acquisition of leading Windsor Firm

Windsor, ON – Melo LLP, as a leading provider of tax, audit, advisory and financial services, is pleased to officially announce the acquisition of Gordon B. Lee & Company CPAs, a well‑established accounting firm with a strong reputation in the Windsor and Essex County region dating back to 1985.  The expanded Melo LLP Firm will continue to service clients across Southwestern [...]

Melo and Castagna form new financial services practice, make first strategic acquisition

Windsor, ON – Combining two regional business leaders, Jason Melo and Vince Castagna have joined to form Melo Financial Services Inc. (MFS). This progressive new partnership will enable MFS to offer an expanded array of specialty financial services, tailored for both businesses and individuals, all under one unified banner. “MFS was created to address a significant void Vince and I have [...]

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Windsor, ON – Melo LLP and Sarkis Isaac CPA Professional Corporation are pleased to announce they have officially merged under the Melo LLP brand. Individually, the two firms have extensive experience supporting clients throughout Southwestern Ontario with their accounting, tax, legal and financial needs. Together, they will provide even greater value for clients, taking a [...]

Legacy Southwestern Ontario firm merges with Melo LLP

Windsor, ON – The trusted tax and financial advisors at MPW Chartered Professional Accountants LLP have joined bold new firm Melo LLP as of July 1, 2022. The expanded Melo LLP now offers enhanced accounting, tax, legal and financial services to clients across Southwestern Ontario, with offices in Windsor, Leamington, Forest, Wyoming, Sarnia and Strathroy. [...]

Canadian provincial sales tax obligations

Four Canadian provinces have provincial sales taxes that that are separate from the federal GST/HST. Each provincial sales tax presents unique concerns. What should U.S. businesses know about Quebec, British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan and Manitoba?   In Canada, the federal Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) applies to taxable supplies in all [...]

Bill C-208 a win for family succession planning

When assisting clients with succession planning, we typically have conversations about the costs and benefits of available options to achieve desired objectives. Sometimes, this includes discussions about technical roadblocks that need to be overcome. Regarding the transfer or division of family businesses, recent amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA) found in Bill C-208 provide [...]

Should you be registered for Canadian GST/HST?

U.S. businesses making sales to Canadian customers should know whether their activities require them to register for Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST). Even if you don’t have a permanent establishment in Canada, you may be required to register to pay GST/HST. GST/HST is a value-added sales tax that applies to the supply of [...]