Jim Buttonow, CPA – providing expert services to clients and tax professionals

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Jim Buttonow

Jim Buttonow is the Managing Principal of JL Buttonow, CPA, PLLC. Jim has over 26 years experience in tax and accounting, allowing him to provide a full range of services.  Jim’s specialty is IRS Practice and Procedure – more commonly referred to as a tax problems, IRS controversy, or tax disputes.

His extensive knowledge, shared in numerous publications, led to his being voted to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People of 2012.  Jim also received this award in 2013.

Jim and his team provide services for a variety of clients, including:


Simple or complex tax situations, we provide representation and tax services for individuals.   Our services include:

  • tax planning, preparation, and consultation
  • tax controversy, including representation before the IRS and State taxing authorities
  • financial consulting

Small Business Owners

JL Buttonow, CPA, PLLC provides a broad range of services for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.  The firm also has specialized experience in tax-exempt organizations.   Services include:

  • tax planning and preparation
  • starting and organizing a business
  • records reconstruction and accounting services
  • representation before the IRS and State taxing authorities
  • employment tax issues
  • year-round consulting on tax and financial matters

Tax Professionals

Our firm regularly provides expert guidance to CPAs and attorneys in tax controversy matters.    We also provide litigation and tax controversy support to firms in matters before the IRS and State taxing authorities.   We can serve side-by-side with your firm or provide the services directly to your client, keeping you involved as much or as little as you prefer.  These services include, but are not limited to:

  • financial transaction analysis
  • tax return position analysis
  • preparing, responding, appealing, or litigating for an IRS audit
  • records reconstruction and analysis
  • IRS large case audit representation
  • tax-exempt organization issues and audit representation
  • IRS collection due process hearings
  • IRS rules and procedures interpretation

Specific expertise:

  • IRS and State tax authority examinations (individual, small business, large corporation, tax exempt, and employment audits)
  • IRS and State tax collection matters (income tax, employment and trust fund taxes, sales and use taxes, and penalties)
  • Return filing discrepancies and adjustments (individual, business, tax-exempt, and  employment tax returns)
  • IRS Appeals (examination, collection, employment tax, penalty and related issues)
  • IRS compliance systems and responses (notices, automated compliance systems)
  • Tax-exempt organization examinations and issues, including related employment tax examinations

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