Tax Time Doesn’t Scare Matt Spaulding
Note: This blog is part of a series about professionals in the Pioneer Valley with whom Janice collaborates.
Matt Spaulding isn’t afraid of April 15. Instead, the certified public accountant at DeJordy, Dugre, Croteau & Co., P.C. in Chicopee, enjoys taking the stress of filing tax returns off of his clients.
Matt works well with individuals as well as corporate clients, and says one major challenge in his work is keeping up with the constant changes in tax laws.
Matt is the vice president of BNI’s Mill River chapter, of which Janice is a member. He lives in South Hadley with his wife, Kathleen, his 3-year-old daughter Lucy, his 1-year-old son Owen, and his Jack Russell Terrier, Larry.
Matt has been an accountant for nine years, having worked at Samet & Company for nearly four years and PlumChoice, Inc. for four years before joining DeJordy, Dugre, Croteau & Co., P.C., where he has now worked for one year.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a bachelor’s in science with a concentration in hospitality management.
During college, Matt found that he excelled at working with numbers as he held a job doing audits and taxes. His work in college is what sparked his interest in the field and set him on the path to the career he has now.
Having worked in both private and public accounting, Matt can honestly say that he prefers the latter. Being able to help individuals and families is a very rewarding feeling, and this always inspires him to assist those less knowledgeable with taxes.
After being referred to BNI by the partners in his firm, Matt joined in January 2014, and appreciates having the time to network and build relationships with other businesspeople in the Pioneer Valley. He was honored to become vice president of the chapter and has found it rewarding to interview and induct new members.
Matt is very personable and quite easy to get along with. This easy-going manner allows him to work well with his clients.
In this time of year that makes others cringe, Matt offers up these tips for taxpayers:
- Be aware of the deadlines (April 15 for individuals, partnerships and LLCs. The March 15 deadline for corporations has passed.)
- Make sure, ahead of time, that you have all the information necessary to file your taxes.
- If you may be missing something (W2, 1099s, etc.) it is best to contact the necessary party well in advance of the deadline.
To learn more about Matt or for his advice, call 413-536-0666 or stop by 727 Grattan St., Chicopee.