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CDMUG February 2011 Meet Up - "Let's Talk Taxes"

  • Feb 24, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • SRC Web Design

We are excited to announce Michael Carney and John La Voie will be presenting: Let's Talk Taxes.  Second presentation will be a group panel discussing accounting software.

Michael Carney - opened MWC Accounting in 2009 after spending 5 years in public accounting.  He provides entrepreneurs and small businesses accounting support and assists in the development of relevant financial information to help them understand where their business stands.  Mike uses a variety of web based software to facilitate his work and allows for mobility by all parties.
When he's not working, he enjoys golf and running.  He's completed two marathons and has signed up to do his third this October here in Chicago.  He's obsessed with technology and anything used to make life easier.

John La Voie
- has been in public accounting since 1999 and established his firm in 2010.  As a former IRS Revenue Agent and a Senior Tax Manager at a regional firm, John specializes in business and personal tax planning along with the preparation of the related returns.  John leverages tax strategies to promote business and personal tax planning to help his clients achieve their goals.
John retired from the United States Army in 1995.  He graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1999 with a degree in Accounting and in 2001 with a Masters in Taxation.


Estimated Agenda:
7:00 - Arrival and socialize
7:15 - Presentation: Let's Talk Taxes
- break with QandA
8:30 - Group Panel: Accounting Software
9:15 - QandA then beers next door?

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is proud to present at least two featured presentations about the hottest Drupal topics each month. We have room for 30 people and all skill levels are welcomed. If you are brand new to Drupal we recommend attending one of our free monthly training workshops.

Meetup will take place at 107 W Van Buren at the intersection of Van Buren and Clark.  Call if you are stuck outside, lost, and need help finding location - (773)[masked]

Michael Carney and John La Voie will be presenting....Interested in accounting and taxes?  Probably not.  Unfortunately whether you're an employee, a freelancer, or a small business owner, inevitably these two things will take a good deal of your time to get (and keep) your accounting in order and file your taxes.  Michael Carney and John La Voie have devoted their time to accounting and taxes in an effort to make your life easier.  They will be at this Meetup to discuss tips and tricks you can use to save both time and money.  Topics covered will be:

  • Accounting software
  • Efficient recordkeeping
  • Unreimbursed business expenses for employees (computers, software, etc.)
  • Meal and Entertainment for the small business owners
  • Home office deduction
  • Health insurance deductions
  • Paying estimated taxes for subcontractors
  • The difference between a freelancer and employee
  • Other relevant accounting and tax topics

Group panel will be presenting.... accounting software.  Which applications are you using? Is it opensource?  Mobile options? Which software should we stay away from?  Is anyone using Drupal for accounting?

Almost every CDMUG presentation is recorded and now available online @

If you are not able to physically attend, join us virtually in our #cdmug IRC chat room on freenode. Members hang out in the chat room on a daily basis even when meetups are not happening. If you are unfamiliar with IRC view feel free to utilize our web based chat client @

All meetups will be in traditional CDMUG fashion. No dress code, relaxed attitudes, open ideas, laptop encouraged, remember business cards, and we will probably go for a beer afterward.

Contact us if you are interested in presenting, have ideas for the group, have any type of feedback - or follow us on twitter @

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  • Ryan J.

    Very relevant topic, even though not related to Drupal. The presenters were quite helpful and generous wit their advice, etc.

    February 25, 2011

  • Matthew L.

    UPDATED LOCATION!!! Meetup will take place at 107 W Van Buren at the intersection of Van Buren and Clark. Call if you are stuck outside, lost, and need help finding location - (773)[masked]

    February 22, 2011

  • Matthew L.

    Yes, Randy is correct. THE OFFICE is across from the CTA Blue line Western Stop. Description has been updated.

    February 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Isn't THE OFFICE across from the CTA Blue Line Western Stop?

    February 7, 2011

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