About FBC

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

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 son, President James Gary Ibbotson and his grandson, General Manager Steven Ibbotson.

Click for the Business Review of FBC (Farm Business Consultants)After more than 60 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

Hear what some of our Members have to say about their partnership with FBC.

EFILEWe 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 taxes returns and bookkeeping.
    We complete nearly 50,000 tax returns every year. We stand behind our work. If you’re audited by the CRA, we’ll represent you at no extra cost.
  • Making your life less taxing.
    Last year, 20,000 Canadian farms and small businesses benefitted from our industry-leading approach to tax & bookkeeping, and saved more than $27 million.

Book a meeting with your Local Tax Consultant

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

"FBC has helped to ensure our company is running as efficiently as possible. The FBC team is very approachable; we feel confident in relying on FBC to assist with making important business decisions to better improve our company. They take the time to understand what is important to us, and make a point to ensure we understand their advice and suggestions. We also very much appreciate how the FBC team makes themselves available to meet where works for us. Thanks FBC!"
- Julia Ostrowski, Communications Coordinator, Chris Hadfield Inc.