James. J. Buss is the president and founder of Buss CPA, P.C., overseeing the accounting and tax services for our small and medium business clients. James has extensive experience in both public accounting and working with small and medium-sized businesses including those in the construction industry.
James began his career providing audit, business consulting and tax services at regional and local accounting firms. James has also worked in a consulting role for a large Fortune 500 construction company prior to starting his own firm.
James graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Dakota CPA Society. He is also active in the community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Hartford Area Fire and Rescue.
Married to Cindy, James has three daughters and six grandchildren. He enjoys traveling with his family, playing with their dog, Bruiser, and playing fantasy football.
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For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.