What makes us different?

We are two Calgary accountants passionate about helping owner managed businesses with their financial reporting, tax planning, and compliance.

The name:
Canada avoided having a tax on income until the War Tax Act of 1917 was passed. The act was originally introduced as a temporary measure to help pay for the escalating cost of World War I.

Our firm is named after this historic year which changed Canadian taxation - 1917 CPA.

The concept:
Like the accountants of 1917, we endeavour to be knowledgeable, honourable, and fair. Think of 1917 CPA as accountants with the values of 1917, but the technology of today.

Our services


We provide a full range of accounting services. Whether you require accounting for a small to mid-size corporation, or simply need help keeping track of rental expenses, we’ve got you covered.



Tax is our specialty. Corporate, personal, payroll – whatever you need.


We are forward thinking and creative. We will help you minimize tax through advanced tax planning as well as help you build, maintain, and reconfigure your corporate structure to ensure it is as efficient as possible.

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What else do we provide?

Hands on client service

We are here for you. We pick up the phone when you call. We answer emails.

Predictable fees

We pride ourselves on charging fair predictable fees. We will provide you with a fee estimate, and we’ll stand behind it.

Free coffee

Milk and sugar.

Our Team

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Find us

#410 - 1228 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P7

Contact Us

1228 - Kensington Road NW, Calgary AB T2N 3P7
403 285 8193

Our office is on the fourth floor of Kensington Professional Centre
There is generally plenty of paid street parking available during business hours
Clients with accessibility needs can use the entrance on the east side of the building

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