Posts by jlavoie


Bookkeeping can be a tough job for any business owner, when you really want to be spending time on your core business.  For some business owners accounting can seem like a bit of a minefield.  Looking for some ways to make your accounting that bit easier? 10 Bookkeeping tips for small business Here are 10 bookkeeping tips to help you save money & manage your finances more efficiently. Monitor Your Invoices Make sure you’re...

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If you are a a lawyer and happen to mismanage a trust account, there will be consequences to pay for your mistakes, even a disbarment.  Below are some mistakes lawyers have made in the past that yon can learn from: Borrow money from a trust account – Some lawyers will take the funds out before they have earned the right to.  Usually they are the ones with cash flow issues, concerned about paying office rent, payroll, etc.  Some...

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Filing a Tax Extension


Posted By on May 13, 2015

If you have missed the deadline for filing your tax returns, you have until October 15, 2015 to efile your 2014 Tax Return!  Great article below from efile on steps to help you get started: http://www.efile.com/how-can-I-file-taxes-after-my-tax-extension/  

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If you are a client of Joe Lavoie, you understand the importance of keeping your books in order so your business can stay afloat.  At times you may get off course in your business and face a financial hardship.  If you find yourself in that situation, here are 4 tips you can work on: 1. Calculate how long money will last If you feel that in 60 days you are going to run out of cash, consider short term loans.  These can include bank...

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How to avoid a Tax Audit


Posted By on Apr 14, 2015

Are you afraid of being audited?  The chances are relatively low(around 1%) but you can attract attention from the IRS if you are doing the following:   Mistakes on your tax returns – Make sure to double check all your numbers(could be math or social security errors)   Large charitable donations – this may include property so you must file a Form 8323 for anything over $500   Neglect to report part of your...

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