Joseph S. Lania, CPA
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Latest News September 2017

What's New at Joseph S Lania C.P.A., P.A.

2016 ended and we're finishing up all of the extensions. Partnership and Corporate business extended returns will ALL be completed by September 15th and those personal returns connected to the businesses will be finalized by October 15th.    We accurately report your 2016 activity from the records given to us.  Either directly from the bank and accounting systems we access, or from the information that you drop off.  The accounting will be accurate, and the taxes prepared in compliance with all existing and the new 2016 tax laws.  You can trust us because we have done this flawlessly since 1981.  Our clients always know exactly where they stand financially year-to-date and there will be no surprises.  They thank us for that.  I love what I do, and I've been doing well at this for a long, long time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to serve you.

Thanks!! Thank you to all of our faithful returning clients. Year after year, you allow us to serve you. Thank you. .. where does the time go? It is already September 2017.   2016 started well for all of us, very productive tax season and NOW IT'S SEPTEMBER and all of our 2016 tools and software has been online and fully tested.  We don't disappoint, your trust in us was earned.  Those clients who have already seen the results of last year (2016) are pleasantly surprised at how well their businesses performed. Most of our small businesses did thrive in 2016.

Last year was quite a year for us too, with a busy tax season and a Summer finishing up extended income taxes... both Business and Individuals. THANK YOU to all of our faithful clients to trust us year after year to provide excellent accounting and tax services. Now, that tax season has passed, we had time to plan and reflect.  Who thought that Obamacare would touch us all tax preparers? Many, many questions from existing clients and also phone calls from others asking about the application and qualifications for Obamacare. Throughout Broward County, the CPA appears to be the go-to professional for Obamacare information. I have studied it and helped so many.  It is huge though, bigger than anyone expected.

As a full service tax and accounting office, we help so many each day. From the inception and incorporation of your small business... right up to some individual's Trusts and Estates, we do it all and we do it consistantly well. You will sleep better each night knowing that we're qualified and we do it right. Start up business tax advice? We'll show you the right way to begin your business. Because of our deep well of knowledge, we will share with you the secrets we've learned between MASTERS and Disasters in small business management. I will, personally, help you manage and grow your small business correctly. That is my personal promise to you !! Broward County CPA Pembroke Pines CPA Quickbooks expert tax accounting experts Cooper City CPA Broward Accounting Services Bookkeeping CPA Davie CPA Small Business CPA
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We focus, in our offices, on small business owners. Not only in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, but throughout Broward and the nation, we are the CPAs who help. We help small business owners understand and manage their growing businesses. Whether it is through monthly services, bank account analysis, payroll tax preparation, or sales tax compliance, we are the one-stop shop for all of your small business needs when it comes to accounting and tax services.roward County CPA Pembroke Pines CPA Quickbooks expert tax accounting experts Cooper City CPA Broward Accounting Services Bookkeeping CPA Davie CPA Small Business CPA
If you need help, your Tax & Accounting Expert Joe Lania is a phone call away at (954) 432-2299.

We specialize in removing those "fairy tales" that you have carried in your Quickbooks for so long. We can help you. You'll sleep better each night knowing we've done it right.

WE CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS. Well, NOW IS THE TIME to get some quick corrections implemented. We need to discuss some serious business. What are YOU going to do about those Quickbooks "fairytales" you have hidden for years, the ones that are keeping you up each night? Call Joe Lania at (954) 432-2299... he has the answers.

We are Accounting and Tax Experts. Now that your 2016 business activity is over... what will you do to improve in 2017? We will help. For a manageable monthly fee, we will keep you and your business on track. After a year of new beginnings and IRS changes and delays. Many individual returns weren't able to be filed (on paper or electronically) until February 2017. We keep businesses working and moving forward.

RELATIONSHIPS are the backbone of our lives, and our businesses are no exception. We hold timely seminars, discussions and Mastermind groups in the community. We all will do well no matter what the economy looks like for now.

Look for our upcoming seminars and discussions in Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Davie, Weston and all of Broward County. We specialize in listening and then finding the right solution to your individual business needs. We are the trusted CPA advisors to local small business owners, with incorporation services, monthly sales and payroll tax issues, IRS notice resolution... because we are Certified to help your business grow strong.

How about you and your business? Have you been focused on the success of your business and postponed meeting with your CPA? At our office, the door and phone is always open and available to those needing timely help and expert advice.

As your Tax & Accounting Expert, we are aware of many ways to help. We will review your activity for 2016 and the year-to-date 2017 and see if any corrections can be made to ensure your goals are met.

With our new Presidential administration, there will probably be quite a few tax changes for 2017; most of them beneficial to our clients, both individuals and small businesses. These are already in effect, and we are on top of the changes for each of our clients. These changes for 2017 will affect individuals, small businesses, employers (especially) and taxable estates. You should already prepare for these, and we are experts on any new laws. (hint: some long standing payroll rules and percentages have drastically changed in 2017)

Our new offices look beautiful, come on by and see for yourselves. We were in our former offices since November 1992 and outgrew the space. Come on by and see what we've done. Our conference room is COMPLETE, and we are able to host so many more services.

We expected 2016 to bring some turnarounds to those who took some losses during '14/'15. Our office was ready to help our long term clients process another year. These small business owners, condominiums, individuals, churches and local organizations look to us year round for assistance. From what we see and hear, things in South Florida are following the national trends, as far as economic conditions. Together, we all do better.

Seminars: We are still conducting our business and individual seminars at local banks and the response is great from the community. We will soon be able to host some seminars in our office, using our new conference area. I am excited about this. Those new clients that have joined us were grateful for our outreach to them. We have been able to educate many small business owners through these seminars and the bank has seen growth along with us. This is just one thing that we can offer, and the attendance at the seminars grow with each topic discussed.

Our new software is better than ever, and all of our returns are electronically filed without a single snag. The accounting software is also a great benefit to those clients who have the time and inclination to actually use it. For those who don't have the time, or chose not to do their own, we are always there to do whatever is needed in order to comply with all laws and filing requirements. Our guarantee to you is that everything will be done and will be done correctly... timely... and professionally.

YOU WILL SLEEP BETTER EACH NIGHT, KNOWING THAT WE'VE DONE THINGS RIGHT !!!

Did You Know?

We at Lania CPA would like you to know that Quickbooks 2017 is an accounting software package that is inexpensive and user friendly. We have many clients who use it in their businesses and know, at each moment, how they are doing and where they stand as far as sales, receivables, accounts payable, payroll, cash activity and up-to-date reporting. We, also, maintain several clients here in the office on our systems, so that they know each month exactly where they stand. It is a simple process of providing us with a copy of your backup, and we will professionally process your records in a timely manner. You come out a winner every time. We do this each day, every day and are experts on many accounting systems, so that you can do as much (or as little) as you choose. You can run your business and know that we are keeping track of your operations for you.

Joseph S Lania CPA Success Story

A business owner recently came into our office. He was concerned that although the business was doing well, he didn't have a handle on all the compliance issues and felt that "something was going to fall through the cracks" and he would forget something in his daily rush to run his business. We sat with him, reviewed the operations, the payroll, the sales, the daily needs of the business and came up with a solution for him. This man was thrilled to have his accounting system finally in gear. He no longer has to worry that he will miss a deadline, forget a deposit, underfund his pension plan or have that unsettled feeling that something wasn't done correctly. We offer him prompt, professional service at a monthly fee that he is very happy with. Pembroke Pines CPA Broward CPA Broward County CPA Cooper City CPA Tax & Accounting Expert

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Do you know how to form a viable business relationship with someone you need in your business. Oftentimes, I have clients come in and share a new business idea or an exciting venture that they are about to embark on. They are excited. They are thrilled. They are busting out with expectation. They are, however, not prepared and headed for disaster. They have chosen a partner or someone to jointly venture out with, without doing some quick and easy preparation first.

There is unlimited potential out there to make a dollar. There are opportunities out there to succeed and prosper in doing something that you enjoy. There are individuals available to you, who can help you achieve your goals. There are good opportunities and there are also traps which you need to see in advance and avoid. One excellent example of this is the partner you chose.

Before you step out with someone into a business venture, no matter how exciting, you need to form a PARTNER AGREEMENT. You need to know:

What they expect out of this relationship
What you expect out of this relationship
Who will do what (who will put in the money? How much? When?
Who will work, how many hours, for how much pay?
What does your partner expect to put into this venture and how much does this person expect YOU to put in?
How much is the business worth to each of you?
What happens is one of you want out?
How much will it cost and when should it be paid?

My advice is this. BEFORE you see an attorney, work out the details among yourselves. YOU do your part, your potential partner does her/his part, independently of one another. Then, you two (or however many partners there will be) come together and "share notes". Work out the differences. Decide what is important and what is not so important. Once you have reached an agreement between yourselves, THEN visit an attorney and invest in the attorneys time to put your agreement in writing. This will save you countless hours and days of grieve in the event that there is a misunderstanding among the partners later on.

I can't tell you how many times that this was not done and how it would have helped to get this done and out of the way while everyone was happy and enjoyed the "courting" stage of the relationship.
 

We're Here To Help

Joseph S Lania CPA is here for you. We are Accounting & Tax Experts. We have helped countless business owners since 1981 understand and better manage their businesses. We are accounting experts. If you have questions or comments about our services, or want to know how we can help you, please call us at 954-432-2299 or e-mail us at joe@laniacpa.com