About Us | FBC, Canada's Farm & Small Business Tax Specialist

About Us

FBC has worked with Canadian farm and small business owners to minimize their income taxes and maximize their assets since 1952.

About Us

What We Do

We understand small business because we started as a small business.

About FBC

FBC is a 3rd generation family company. We've worked with Canadian farm and small business owners to minimize their income taxes and maximize their assets for over 65 years. Our people are at the heart of our business, and at the heart of the communities they serve.

Since 1952

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We understand farms and small business - that’s how we started. Farm Business Consultants was founded in 1952 in South Western Ontario to help Farmers get the benefits associated with filing tax returns at the time.

Entrepreneur Sam Ibbotson identified that farmers were missing out on government benefits by not filing tax returns and that’s how the tradition started of working to ensure business owners only pay their fair share and get every benefit they are entitled.

Today the business remains family-owned under the leadership of Sam's grandson, Steven Ibbotson.

We are Canada’s largest and most experienced rural income tax consulting firm

FBC's long history and large Membership base pay testimony to our ongoing commitment to service excellence.

That commitment includes:

  • Working with you where you are.
    You save time when we come to your home or place of business. And our visits help us understand the details of your operation, so we don’t miss any opportunities for potential tax savings.
  • Helping you year-round.
    Not just with tax preparation, but also with tax planning and ongoing business consulting to minimize your taxes. This approach means that our Members are better off financially over the long term.
  • Producing accurate and complete tax returns and bookkeeping.
    We complete nearly 50,000 tax returns every year. We stand behind our work. If you’re audited by the CRA, as a Member with FBC, we’ll represent you at no extra cost.
  • Making your life less taxing.
    Last year, nearly 20,000 Canadian farms and small businesses benefited from our industry-leading approach to tax & bookkeeping, and saved more than $27 million.
We Do

After more than 65 years, FBC is proud to represent over 50,000 FBC Members from tax offices across Canada:

  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia


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 For employment inquiries, please view our careers page for current job opportunities or email careers [at] fbc [dot] ca.


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