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Washington Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Washington, is a cannabis industry focused CPA firm. We put all the pieces together so that you can focus on making money with your cannabis business.

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Puff Puff Accounting has provided tax planning, auditing and accounting services for cannabis businesses through the United States. You won't just see as at tax season. We advise many of our clients throughout the year. when you work with Puff Puff Accounting, you're not just meeting with a team of experienced accountants, you're gaining a lifelong advisor.

Our Services

Audit Response & Tax Resolution

Tax audits often happen years after the return in question was filed. That can make for a messy situation.

Corporate Entity & Structure Planning

Of all the choices you make when starting a business, one of the most important is the type of legal structure you select for your company.

Technical Accounting Services

Whether it’s preparing compliant financial statements or preparing for an audit, accounting responsibilities can be complex.

Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax preparation is a service that helps you file your tax returns. Make sure your tax reporting complies with federal and state tax laws.

Payroll Services

Payroll service will collect wage and hour information from the employer and use that information to calculate gross wages.

Bookkeeping Services

Recording receipts from customers. Verifying and recording invoices received from suppliers. Paying suppliers. Processing employees’ pay.

We Are Experts In Cannabis Tax Law

A lot of our new business comes from referrals from existing clients. That really says lot about how our clients are satisfied with the level of work that we perform for them.

Our clients tell their friends how well their accountant takes care of them. They say "My account is my friend now. I trust her." That level of trust is what we strive to achieve with all our clients.


Tax Peace Of Mind

We do our best to maximize our client's return and get deductions for them that keeps them out of trouble.

We're Affordable

When we work with small cannabis businesses, basically we become their affordable in house CFO.

Year Long Tax Planning

The value that a client receives from a full service firm like Puff Puff Accounting is that they get full advisory and planning all year long.

Big Savings

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“Hiring Edwin was one of the first and one of the best decisions I ever made when I first launched my company. He’s gone up to bat for me several times and is always on top of the latest changes in tax law. I couldn’t recommend Edwin more.”
Tylor B

“Our very first visit with this team put us at such ease and assurance that sharing all of our financial details was in very capable, professional and personable hands. We have been very pleased with the level of service we are receiving year in and year out.”
Adrian F

“They use the most current technology to securely access and review my confidential documents in a user-friendly platform. They are professional and have integrity that is hard to find. I would highly recommend J Chester to anyone.”
Ginger D

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CPA Relationship Built On Trust

Finding a good CPA is almost like trying to find a good boyfriend or girlfriend. It's kind of like dating in a sense because it really starts with trust. This is a person who is going to know a tremendous amount of information about you. They're going to know your social security numbers. They're going to know how much you make and how you make your money.. They're going to really know your life and at a very personal level that most other professionals will never know and so it's really important you find somebody you can trust.

This trust is especially important for entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. We build our client relationships on a solid foundation of trust. Spend an hour talking with us about your cannabis business and you'll know exactly what that means. We want to be your CPA and your trusted friend. We want to be the first person you call when there's a financial propblem in your company.

Our Mission

Talent is what sets exceptional organizations apart from the pack. At Puff Puff Accounting, we are committed to high standards of professionalism, integrity, and capability. When you hire a us as your CPA, you can rest assured that you're hiring a professional with a financial proficiency, strategic vision and commitment that will help your cannabis business compete and succeed.

Our mission is to be equipped to manage the pressures and pace of the cannabis industry with a deep understanding of cannabis laws. We will help you run an exceptional business while working within strict cannabis laws and regulations.


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Our Vision

CPAs work with a variety of businesses in every industry imaginable on a regular basis. It's not uncommon for a CPA to start the day working with a car dealership and by lunchtime a manufacturer and then in the afternoon to be solving a complicated issue related to a trust.

Our vision is to specialize in the cannabis industry in order to offer a level of expertise that cannot be matched by a traditional CPA firm.

Washington Cannabis Tax Services

The cannabis industry is unique. Don’t risk your livelihood my hiring a CPA who doesn’t have experience with cannabis laws and regulations. We will be your guide through a sea of stumbling blocks.

We specialize in cannabis tax law and regulations.

Cannabis Tax Planning And Preparations

Cannabis entrepreneurs carry a heavy tax burden. These taxes can make it difficult for cannabis businesses to generate a profit. Proper tax planning and knowledge of cannabis tax law is critical. Let us reduce your tax liability and increase your profits.

Tax Compliance

Cannabis tax law is complicated. Don't risk your business by being unaware of your tax liability.

Yearly Tax Filing

Proper tax planning can massively reduce your tax liability at the end of the year.

Tax Resolution

Get representation by someone who knows the complexities of cannabis tax law. Don't risk hiring a traditional CPA.

Revenue Reconsiliation

A revenue reconciliation confirms whether your financial accounting matches your VAT statements. We recommend that you perform a revenue reconciliation at the end of each tax period, so that any incorrect bookings can be identified in a timely manner.

Financial Statements And Audit Support

There are four main financial statements. They are: (1) balance sheets; (2) income statements; (3) cash flow statements; and (4) statements of shareholders’ equity. Balance sheets show what a company owns and what it owes at a fixed point in time.

Business Combinations

A business combination is a transaction in which the acquirer obtains control of another business (the acquiree). Business combinations are a common way for companies to grow in size, rather than growing through organic (internal) activities.

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Frequently Asked

When is it time to hire a CPA for my cannabis business?

There are absolutely ways to tackle your accountancy on your own as well as DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have made this possible, however I warn you, if you are doing one of these two points, you most likely require to allow another person look after it.

  1. If you are secretly questioning if you’re also doing this right in all, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re not doing it whatsoever because well you do not recognize what to do and also it’s overwhelming, that’s a substantial warning and it’s time to allow a professional take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants costs hourly, they bill you some bucks per hour depending upon just how much time they place in. It’s additionally typical to charge repaired costs for individual tasks. Your Certified Public Accountant may do your tax return for one price as well as prepare another estimate for the next project. An additional popular rate structure is the annual set rate arrangement. Your Certified Public Accountant may say, “I’m mosting likely to supply this series of solutions to you, as well as I’m going to provide you limitless phone calls and also unlimited conferences, and also I’m going to do that all for $X amount of dollars each year.” That buck quantity would certainly more than likely be billed monthly. We usually suggest relationships which are not per hour. Dealt with charge invoicing encourages interaction between the customer and also the Certified Public Accountant. The more the Certified Public Accountant understands about the client’s service and also their life and what’s taking place, the much better advice they can provide. When clients are awkward with grabbing the phone, scared they’re going to get a large costs, they are less likely to choose the phone speak to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you ought to anticipate from your Certified Public Accountant depends a lot on your service objectives. If you’re a really small business and also you’re not preparing to grow much in the near future, possibly all you require is someone to prepare your tax return. However, maybe you have an expanding service. You need somebody that can talk to you on worker issues, management issues, accounting system established and style. These are some points to consider when thinking of the degree of dedication you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I typically trainer my customers to assemble a wish list of things they want from us. Naturally, the even more commitment a customer needs from us, the bigger the interaction will certainly be, which will certainly raise costs. Starting from the optimum as well as functioning down, however, is always the most effective wager. We can train you on which things on your want list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your business and which ones could be less important. So list out those details goals you intend to complete with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that connection.” Do not be afraid to make that a quite long listing. What you want to do is pretend money is no object. Listing every little thing that you wish to get out of this connection. From that setting, you can start to prioritize that list as well as claim, “these 6 things are essential in this connection that I’m going to have.”.
Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So exactly how do you know who you need to work with? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accountant, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the distinction? The most essential thing is just that you know that these documents are being kept and that you feel confident in the individual keeping them. An accountant maintains your accountancy records. They get in all transactions, and they stabilize your funds. Accountants focus on finances, tax obligations, budgets, service procedures, payroll, and money management. But recognize this, there are different kinds of accounting professionals that focus on different locations of organisation. Simply put, if you damage your leg, do not most likely to the skin specialist. You intend to ensure that you find the ideal individual for your small business. Puff Puff Accountancy has bookkeepers and also accounting professionals on staff. In this manner. When it involves monthly transaction processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a minimal charge. When we’re speaking about money management as well as tax preparation, you have a CPA ready to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step number one of ending up being profitable in your business? You’re going to need an accounting professional. Currently you don’t need to employ us. You can hire in residence. If you engage in home, that should you get? There are a lot of alternatives and also many different spending plans around that you need to be knowledgeable about. You don’t wish to get the incorrect individual for the incorrect job description. The initial person you’re going to employ is your accountant. This is the data entrance professional. Depending on where you live, you’re going to pay a different amount for this person. If you stay in Idaho, for example, you may be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But if you’re in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the exact same setting. Know that this person offers a specific function. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at creating reports for you or doing business analytics or accounting processes. Their job is to get information into the system. And if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s wise to unload several of the heavy dirty work of bookkeeping, which will certainly permit you to start evaluating the reports. An accountant is an excellent hire for anyone ready to broaden their service, however not prepared to purchase the high leading rate accounting professionals right now. The next level up individuals is the accounting professional. Now, a lot of people assume accountants and also accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s very, really different. You’re mosting likely to pay a higher quantity for somebody that’s an accountant. Your accountant has actually been placing information into the system all month long. Your accountant generally is helping to oversee that process. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do some of the more hefty lifting tasks which require integrating your test equilibrium and also making month-end journal entrances. They will certainly also do some of the amassing job that’s going to need to take place in your financials. In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly assist produce economic declarations. They go to that month’s end position. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k as much as $60k/year. The next level up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of overseeing the entire audit system. They reach manage what’s occurring and when. They make sure the data is getting involved in the system promptly, which the month as well as basic passions are happening on time. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s appearing of the accounting system. That is the annual report, the earnings statement, as well as the capital declaration. Those type of papers hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more pricey placement to load, and also it needs to be. This person needs to have a great deal of experience, should a minimum of a bachelor’s level in accounting, if not getting into their master’s level. I would anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Currently we’re mosting likely to discuss the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO represents “primary financial officer.” They hold a C suite placement in your business. He or she’s pricey. You wish to be careful when you employ a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are produced equivalent. Every little thing as much as this factor has actually been task-related, concentrating on simply journal entrances as well as debiting as well as attributing. When you enter a CFO function, this calls for strategic thinking. Not all accountants have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture and also develop strategies that are organisation advancement relevant, they aren’t qualified for the job. They must translate the job that the rest of the team is doing into goals for your company. Your CFO requires to ensure that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of money behind each goal. For a CFO, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is commonly what I’ve seen across the country for somebody of this caliber. Last but not least is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant represents “certified public accountant.” If you’ve begun your firm, you know that you need a tax guy, right? That’s the CPA. His work is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax obligation method. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to ensure that you are not spending more than you require to on taxes. That’s the primary objective. Nonetheless, a CPA typically fills up the role of an auditor where they come in as an independent celebration. They ensure that your publications are exact and clean and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In regards to cost, you’re mosting likely to spend anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified CPA.

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