Chartered Professional Accountants providing exceptional service in a timely manner.

Qualified Chartered Professional Accountants
Serving Grande Prairie Since 2004

Our team of friendly, knowledgeable, chartered professional accountants is dedicated to expertly serving the businesses of Grande Prairie, Alberta and the wider area. No matter your industry, the size of your team, or the age of your business, our knowledge and qualifications in business and tax accounting can take you where you need to go.

Our Services

We offer a full range of accounting services, tax planning, corporate and personal income tax return preparation, GST return preparation, estate planning, and everyday business advice. Whether you need the long-term support of a qualified business accountant or are just looking for some assistance with your GST returns, trust in the chartered professional accountants at Deverdenne Davis Cyr LLP to deliver the highest levels of quality and professionalism.

We are dedicated to providing your business with the best possible service, with the levels of effective planning and integrity that you would expect from a firm handling your financial affairs. We work closely with a number of Tax Accountants and Tax Specialists in Grande Prairie and throughout Alberta to ensure that all your tax needs are being met. We use a number of professionals who specialize in different areas of federal tax, provincial tax, GST and PST to ensure we can meet all your tax needs.

Our Values


Above all else, our team is dedicated to honesty and transparency when it comes to our client interactions. We will always treat your business information with discretion and professionalism.


By choosing Deverdenne Davis Cyr LLP, you gain more than just the support of qualified chartered professional accountants - you are choosing to extend your business family. We work alongside our clients every step of the way, celebrating your success as our own.


Deverdenne Davis Cyr LLP is proudly based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We are committed to helping our community prosper, and we are pleased to sponsor a number of local organizations and events each year.


We are always looking for new ways to go green. Deverdenne Davis Cyr LLP is a paperless firm, with paper consumption reduced by 90% since 2008.

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Accelerated Depreciation

In response to U.S. tax changes and cuts, the Federal Government released its Fall Economic Update on November 21, 2018 which primarily focused on changes to the first year of depreciation on most capital assets. The changes include immediate full depreciation in respect of manufacturing & processing assets, along with clean energy generation and storage assets. Also, an enhanced first year depreciation claim is now available for most other depreciable assets.

Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Equipment

Machinery and equipment used in manufacturing and processing acquired and made available for use from November 21, 2018 to December 31, 2023 will be eligible for a full capital cost allowance (CCA) deduction in the year of acquisition (the full deduction will then be phased out incrementally). Specifically, the asset must be used directly or indirectly by the taxpayer in Canada primarily for the manufacturing or processing of goods for sale or lease, or leased by certain corporations to a lessee who can reasonably be expected to use the property in this manner.

In broad terms, the manufacture of goods normally involves the creation of something (e.g. making or assembling machines, clothing or soup) or the shaping, stamping or forming of an object of something (e.g. making steel rails, wire nails, rubber balls, or wood moulding).

Processing of goods usually refers to a uniform process, system, technique, or method of preparation, handling or other activity designed to effect a physical or chemical change in an article or substance (e.g. galvanizing iron, creosoting fence posts, dyeing cloth, dehydrating foods, or homogenizing and pasteurizing dairy products), other than natural growth. Jurisprudence has determined that a taxpayer would be engaged in processing if the following two tests are met: there is a change in the form, appearance, or other characteristics of the goods subject to the operation; and the product becomes more marketable.

Property “used directly or indirectly” in eligible activities may qualify for this enhanced deduction.

Some assets commonly used in smaller operations, such as restaurants, bars or bakeries, may qualify. For example, an oven which converts ingredients into a meal for sale may be considered used in manufacturing or processing.

Clean Energy Assets

Clean energy assets (Classes 43.1 and 43.2) will qualify for the same first year depreciation claims as manufacturing and processing equipment (100% up to December 31, 2023, declining thereafter). Eligible assets for these classes include certain types of energy and heat production and storage equipment related to hydro, wind, solar, bio fuel, eligible waste fuels, hydrogen fuel cells, kinetic wave/tidal, ground source heat pump systems and heat recovery equipment.

Most Other Capital Assets – Accelerated Investment Incentive

CCA also will be enhanced for acquisitions of depreciable assets in most other classes from November 21, 2018 to December 31, 2027.

Prior to the rule change, the half-year rule essentially only allowed half a year of depreciation in the year of acquisition (applicable to most CCA classes), regardless of how early or late in the fiscal year the asset was acquired. Now, for most assets, the usual half year of CCA available in the year of acquisition will be tripled for acquisitions to December 31, 2023 (the enhancement will decline thereafter, returning to the typical half-year rule in 2028).

For example, a Class 10 vehicle which is normally subject to a 15% depreciation claim in the first year would now be allowed a 45% claim.

Planning and Purchases

Claiming depreciation is optional. In essence, one has the option of claiming depreciation up to the maximum level available in respect of its class for any given year (other less common limits may also apply). The accelerated depreciation rules operate as the name implies: they accelerate when a tax deduction for depreciation can be claimed, but they do not increase the overall lifetime amounts that can be claimed. In other words, more can be claimed up front, but less will be available in the future. Note that an accelerated CCA claim in the year of acquisition is only available in that year – one must “use it or lose it”. Reducing the claim in the year of acquisition does not allow an accelerated deduction in a future year.

When determining whether, and to what extent a claim should be made, considerations vary depending on factors such as:

  • whether the asset is owned personally or in a corporation;
  • the current income levels, and the expected income in the future;
  • future corporate tax rates (for example, whether the corporation may be subject to small business deduction restrictions as too much passive income is being earned); and
  • whether the asset is generating passive or active income.

Accelerated depreciation is available even if purchased just before year’s end, as long as it is also made available for use by that point as well.


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