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Campanella McDonald LLP is a full-service, professional accounting firm focusing on small business owners, independent professionals, and real-estate investors. The firm’s partners provide clients with assurance, taxation, advisory, SR&ED, business valuations, wealth advisory, US tax and estate planning services.

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Sam Farrah

9 July 2019

Highly recommended, they take a lot of the stress away! Very quick, professional, and pleasant to work with.

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Vanessa Carnovale

30 June 2019

Great team, knowledgeable, efficient, conduct themselves with integrity. I would highly recommend them.

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Ramin Safakish

30 June 2019

I am working with this company for the last 7 years. Before that, I was a customer of many more prominent organizations, and I was very upset about how they treated me. However, I had to stay with those accountants until I find someone whom I could trust. When I saw Mr. Campanella for the first time, I was amazed by his depth of knowledge about our business in general. I asked him questions that over the time I learned myself and the other firm did not have any idea about it, and Fabio Campanella knew them by heart. I highly recommend this company. More...

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Ratnasabapathy Thillairajan

18 May 2019

Very prompt as well as response time is great. They are very knowledgeable in their expertise.

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Bianca Franzone

18 May 2019

This firm took care of my 2018 taxes and the whole process was so smooth. The staff was helpful and the whole experience was great. Thanks for the excellent work!

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Andrew Cuttle

4 May 2019

I stumbled upon Campanella McDonald while driving by the new office in Oakville. The team was prompt to respond, open to handle all of our questions and have a great team of experts to handle your files. Our families tax season was much smoother and stress free; I highly recommend these great professionals to handle all your tax needs. Thank you to Ben, Kari and the whole team for everything More...

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Julie L

27 April 2019

I recently started up a new business and was overwhelmed with the back end of things. Read great reviews online and sent an email with a few inquiries. John Paul took the time to talk me into the right direction, even though I’m not a client of the firm. A little kindness goes a long way. Thank you so much!You’ll definitely be hearing from me in the near future. More...

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Dina D'Ermo

25 April 2019

Campanella McDonald always offers great professional service . My taxes are prepared efficiently and to my satisfaction.

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Rebecca Young

27 September 2018

The team is knowledgeable, reliable and has always done a great job on my income taxes. John Paul has also gone above and beyond in advising on tax implications in other matters involving my real estate investments and I will always be thankful for his help. Overall, Campanella McDonald has proven to be a team of trusted advisors and I would recommend them to anyone. More...

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Darlene H

29 July 2018

Campanella McDonald is the expert advice and accounting partners you need when you are ready to take your real estate portfolio to the next level. I have been their client for over 5 years and I've always had confidence in the firm when I had questions or had my personal and corporate taxes done. More...

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Julie Lukkarila

29 July 2018

I can't say enough nice things about Campanella McDonald LLP! I emailed John Paul about back taxes for a number of rental properties and within an hour I had a call with him and a plan of attack. This was on a Tuesday, by Friday of the same week the taxes were filed! He's fantastic to work with - patient, responsive and an excellent communicator. He really took the time to make sure that I understood the filings. And, in addition to dealing with the back taxes, he also helped me understand a number of future tax related issues. I highly recommend the Campanella McDonald team! More...

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Meg Sethi

26 July 2018

Love this accounting team. The first team that fully understands our needs and gives us the support accordingly. Highly recommend them!

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Robert Szulimowski

25 May 2018

I would highly recommend both Fabio and John Paul to anyone who owns their own business. They are both incredibly responsive and very knowledgeable. They both bring so much to the table and have acted not only as our accountants but have also offered their experience and advice for corporate and strategic decisions. We have worked with a number of their staff who are all fantastic to work with. We look forward to working with them for many years to come. More...

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Gord R

25 May 2018

In 2015 we approached Fabio to help us design a business plan to build a new fitness center in Cancun, Mexico. He helped us put together a solid plan, raise 7-figures in debt and equity financing, developed a risk management strategy and provided invaluable guidance in dealing with our financiers, equity investors, lawyers, insurance brokers and Mexican tax accountants. He also helped us choose and appoint a CFO and has assisted with our external financial reporting. Since then we have built 4 large locations across Mexico and are in direct plans to develop an additional 5. Great work and highly recommended to anyone who is looking for business advisory services. More...

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Services

Canadian Taxation is the back-bone of our service offering. The partners and staff at Campanella McDonald LLP have been providing taxation services since 2002 and have assisted with personal, corporate, trust/estate tax compliance, and consulting for thousands of clients. The firm offers compliance and tax preparation services to small business owners, self-employed professionals, and real-estate investors. In addition to compliance services the firm’s partners can assist with tax minimization strategies, corporate structuring, reorganizations, and estate tax planning. US Taxation and Cross Border Tax Consulting The firm offers a full-suite of US personal and corporate tax compliance services along with cross-border tax consulting. Our expert staff has an intimate knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code in the United States and the Income Tax Convention (Canada-USA) primarily focused on performing compliance, research and planning with regard to all matters of taxation (Income and Excise) on both sides of the border for clientele that consists largely of entrepreneurial owner managers, professionals, executives and their families.

Compilations, Reviews, and Audits of the financial statements Campanella McDonald LLP performs compilations, reviews, and audits of the financial statements of small to mid-sized for-profit companies and not for profit organizations. Our team of dedicated and highly skilled staff are constantly updating their knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and can assist your organization with all assurance requirements. In addition to standard assurance engagements our team has experience with providing assurance services related to special situations such as: The purchase or sale of a business, shareholder disputes, specified procedures, and assistance with internal control documentation. As part of our assurance practice we also offer cloud bookkeeping services including: cash reconciliations, credit card reconciliations, payroll processing, sales tax filings, and online tax payment services.

SR&ED Consulting (Scientific Research & Experimental Development) The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a tax incentive program of the federal government and administered by the CRA. The mission of the program is to encourage Canadian businesses to conduct research and development in Canada. Campanella McDonald LLP has a dedicated team of experienced SR&ED professionals that can handle your SR&ED claim (large or small) from end to end including: planning, technical writing, claim submission, audit representation and beyond. Our team boasts a success rate north of 95% and has handled hundreds of claims in a multitude of sectors including (but not limited to): manufacturing, technology, software development, medical research, engineering and more. SR&ED services are billed on a contingency basis based on successful claims. A limited amount of consulting time is available on an hourly rate for companies who prepare their own technical writing.

What is my business worth? It’s a question that all entrepreneurs face at some point in their careers. The business valuation team at Campanella McDonald LLP can help answer that question. The firm has a dedicated Chartered Business Valuator with over a decade of industry experience available to our clients to provide valuation reports for a variety of situations including: divorce and separation, tax reorganizations, shareholder disputes and litigation support.

It takes an intimate knowledge of taxation, investments, and estate planning to craft a true financial and retirement plan. Partner Fabio Campanella is one of only a handful of advisors in Canada who is dual qualified as both a tax specialist and an investment advisor, as well as being designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and Chartered Investment Manager. This broad range of qualifications give him a unique perspective into financial planning and wealth management.

The partners at Campanella McDonald LLP have been consulting in real estate investment as well as investing themselves for well over a decade. Our team takes a unique approach to the sector by combining traditional tax advice with specialized financial planning strategies and first-hand investment experience.