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June 03, 2023

Welcome to Claiborne Lavoie & Associates

Our office has been meeting the accounting, tax and financial needs of the mountain area residents for over 40 years having opened here in 1979. At Claiborne Lavoie & Associates, Tax and Accounting Professionals we pride ourselves on serving our clients with competence, accuracy, promptness and professionalism. Our goals are to earn your confidence, to serve you to the best of our ability and to keep you as a satisfied client.

 

State of Emergency Tax Relief

Due to the natural disasters we have faced this year, the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board have shown compassion by extending the 2022 tax filing season. Individuals, Businesses and Not for Profit Entities residing in all California counties (except Lassen, Modoc and Shasta) will have until October 16, 2023 to file and pay their balances due, if applicable. As most of you know, an extension normally offers additional time to file but not to pay. You can be reassured that this is not the case, there will be no interest or penalties incurred should you decide to pay within the extension time frame.  In addition to balances due, 2023 estimated tax payments that are normally due April 18, June 15 and September 15 have also been extended to October 16, 2023. Furthermore, the IRS has announced that those eligible to make 2022 contributions to their IRA’s and health savings accounts can do so by the October 16, 2023 due date.

 

The IRS and the FTB have provided this relief so residents within these areas can focus on more concerning matters. While this does provide everyone more time, we have no intention of slowing down our process. We are still working diligently to get these returns done as quickly as possible. We wish you and your families all the best during these difficult times.