J B S Business Services

Trust our experts in income tax, accounting and bookkeeping in Trail, B.C.

Managing success isn’t easy—let us take the stress off your shoulders.

JBS Business Services offers accounting, government business remittances, tax returns, tax consulting and technical writing. Located in the Gulch area of Trail, we take on clients across the entire West Kootenay, including Rossland, Castlegar, the Beaver Valley and all the communities between. During tax season, JBS opens satellite offices in Castlegar and Grand Forks. We are known for being prompt and giving personalized service to every client.

We take care of more than 125 business clients and over 1,500 individuals with our array of services, experienced staff and professional allies. We are also proud members of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Call us for income tax, accounting or other business services in Trail, B.C.

Give us a call at 250-364-2235 to find out how we can help you make bookkeeping and income tax a breeze.

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Customer five-star reviews for JBS Business Services:

“Ron and his team are amazing! When we opened our business, he took the time to answer all our questions and gave us great tips and info. JBS Business Services is highly professional, fair and a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend!” ~ Johanna, Google reviewer

“They are always amazing. Ron and his team handle my personal taxes as well as my small business bookkeeping and more. Could not say enough good stuff about them.” ~ Colleen, Google reviewer

“The peace of mind that this paperwork has been taken care of has made a world of difference. Letting go of the stress related to these deadlines was paramount to my ability to focus.” ~ Tuula, local client

Why should I trust JBS Business services to do my income tax in Trail, B.C.?

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We have the expertise to get your income tax filed the right way, making sure you get any credits or breaks you might be eligible for. There are several reasons why our clients keep coming back to us every year:

  • We’re open all year long (not just during tax season), so you can come to us at any time during the year for assistance.

  • JBS is independently owned and operated, so we are free to take a personal approach, treating each customer as an individual and tailoring our approach to meet their needs.

  • We never overcharge, and our fee doesn’t increase after March 31st. We never charge an e-file fee like some other businesses do (only a surcharge for paper filing).

  • Many discounts are offered, such as 10% for a new client, spouse or senior at 60+, and discounts can go up to 50% for students. We also offer support to clients from the United States who are living in Canada.

It’s income tax season. How do I find out about all the new tax credits and changes?

It’s easy if you have us on your side. We can handle your income tax so that you don’t have to waste valuable time staying up-to-date on all the latest changes.

Every year brings with it new challenges to business owners. New tax credits can be applied for, and other updates may have been made to the tax filing process. The Tax Prep Refresher section of our website features an annual rundown of the most popular credits and changes to the CRA system, but the list is by no means exhaustive. Call us to take a more in-depth look at how we can save you money.

What are the advantages of hiring a bookkeeper in Trail?

There are a few great reasons to hire a bookkeeper:

  • It helps you keep a better eye on your finances: A bookkeeper will make sure you’re in the loop, so you know exactly what is going on with every aspect of your business or personal finances.

  • It ensures your business is on the level: Having a bookkeeper can prevent any future financial troubles. If they see you are running into a budgetary issue, they can let you know in time to correct the problem and business won’t be affected.

  • Bookkeepers simplify your life: Having everything neat and tidy can make all the difference in managing your paperwork. Bookkeepers are experts at organization and will apply that to your business.

  • They know how to maximize tax credits: As we stated before, our bookkeepers are trained to find you all the best tax breaks and get you the most bang for your buck.

  • It’s one less thing you have to do: As a business owner, or even just a busy individual, you have better things to do than manage your financial details. Let us do the tedious work for you, so that you can focus on your passions.

I have a small business in Trail. How can you help with my bookkeeping and accounting needs?


We have solutions for small- to medium-sized owner-operated proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, including professional practices (whether incorporated or not). We also work with not-for-profits. This is just some of what we offer:


  • Monthly, quarterly or annual bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Financial statement preparation (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Year-end accounting (compilation engagements)

Government business remittances

  • Source deduction remittances
  • Records of employment
  • T4 employment income slips and summary report
  • WCB remittances
  • GST and PST remittances
  • T3 trust slips and summary report
  • T5 investment slips and summary report

Tax returns

  • Year-round CRA compliance support
  • T1 personal tax returns and adjustments 12 months a year
  • JBS can review returns prepared elsewhere at no cost. Please note that JBS can prepare a Canadian tax return for a non-resident Canadian and for foreign residents living in Canada, but JBS cannot prepare foreign country tax returns (including U.S. tax returns).
  • Disability Tax Credit application service and support (see “What’s New At JBS” page)
  • Pre- and post-bankruptcy T1 tax returns (conditions apply)
  • Terminal and estate T1 tax returns
  • T2 corporate tax returns and adjustments
  • T3 trust returns and adjustments
  • T5 information returns and adjustments

Technical writing services

  • Marketing materials, print and radio advertisements, and human resources (HR) documents
  • Confidentiality statements, privacy policies, safety policies, operational plans and strategic plans
  • Proposals, manuals and instructions
  • Reports and submissions (for example, small claims court)
  • Discussion papers and essays, proofreading and editing

What business consulting services do you offer in Trail, B.C.?

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Running a business is exhausting and time-consuming. You may not have the resources to manage and plan your company as well as you would like. That’s where we come in.

We can assist with:

  • Business plan development
  • Business start and set-up
  • Buy/sell business valuation calculations
  • Industry comparison analysis
  • Succession planning, including assisting in a buy/sell
  • Budget preparation
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Bookkeeping software training
  • Human resources support
  • Marketing and advertising planning
  • Sales training
  • Group facilitation
  • Wealth protection strategies
  • Tax reduction strategies
  • “Governance of Not-For-Profits” workshops
  • “Board of Directors Development” workshops

What are the opening hours for JBS Business Services?

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays in July & August

Who is the owner of JBS Business Services?

Ron Clarke

What payment options does JBS Business Services accept?

Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Cheque, Cash

Contact info

Address: 778 Rossland Ave, Trail, BC V1R 3N3

Phone: 250-364-2235


778 Rossland Ave Trail V1R3N3

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