Canadian companies doing business in the U.S.

Addressing compliance risk and facilitating growth as you operate in the U.S.

Accounting, advisory & tax compliance services for Canadian companies doing business in the U.S.


Are you acquiring a U.S.-based business? Setting up a company in the U.S.? Purchasing real estate or other operating assets across the Canadian border? Want to operate in new jurisdictions and are concerned about tax liabilities and compliance?

Our more than 1,200 professionals in the U.S. and Canada can help you with these matters and more — performing due diligence and financial planning, identifying and implementing appropriate tax strategies, and mitigating risk.

Maxim Cere-Marcoux
Senior Manager – Assurance

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Doing business in the U.S. – advantages

The advantages to companies of doing business in the U.S. from Canada are enormous. Capital is plentiful, buyers numerous, and markets diverse and hugely appealing. For companies looking to grow a specialized workforce, hiring in the U.S. may also be advantageous. For Canada-domiciled manufacturers and product retailers, the opportunity should not be ignored.

Neither should the risks. Canadian companies seeking to enter and operate in the highly regulated U.S. marketplace face significant penalties for non-compliance. Requirements range from straightforward forms and filings to sophisticated tax planning and tax strategies.

Investing in the U.S.

For Canadian businesses interested in investing in the U.S. — such as buying a controlling interest in a U.S.-based operation, making equity investments in a public or closely-held company, or entering a joint venture for manufacturing, more complex considerations come into play. Your current Canada-based accounting firms may lack the subject-matter expertise your growing company needs.

BPM makes the difference

BPM’s Assurance, Advisory, and Tax services professionals have extensive experience working with Canadian companies, investors, and service providers to ensure compliance with U.S. rules and regulations across jurisdictions and to plan and execute successful U.S. market strategies.

We support Canadian companies, engaged in U.S. sales and operations, in accessing U.S. capital markets and making investments. If you are contemplating an acquisition or sale of a U.S. business, making a minority investment, or seeking capital, we can help you identify and implement appropriate tax strategies and navigate risks.

Our assurance, advisory, and tax  services include:

Reaching across borders? Reach out to BPM

BPM has more than 70 experienced assurance and advisory professionals in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver with the U.S. expertise to assist you. Drawing on these and our more than 1,200 U.S.-based resources, we bring together multi-disciplinary teams from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to help you realize value from your cross-border operations and new business ventures.

We will work closely with your Canada-domiciled accountants to address the tax and other compliance needs they may not be qualified or licensed to perform. As a select partner of Allinial Global, we have access to a network of resources in over 100 countries, supporting our seamless delivery of services to multinational clients.