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Alaska Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Alaska, 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.

You need CPA who understands the cannabis industry – (833) 319-0797

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.

Alaska 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 take on your accountancy yourself and Do It Yourself it. Alternatives like QuickBooks have made this possible, however I alert you, if you are doing among these 2 things, you possibly require to allow another person deal with it.

  1. If you are secretly wondering if you’re even doing this right in any way, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it in all because well you don’t understand what to do and also it’s frustrating, that’s a big warning and it’s time to let a specialist take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants expense hourly, they bill you some dollars per hr depending on just how much time they place in. It’s additionally typical to bill dealt with fees for private jobs. Your CPA might do your income tax return for one rate and also prepare an additional estimate for the next project. One more popular rate structure is the annual set rate agreement. Your CPA may claim, “I’m going to provide this variety of services to you, as well as I’m mosting likely to provide you limitless telephone call as well as unrestricted meetings, as well as I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of bucks per year.” That buck quantity would most likely be billed monthly. We typically recommend partnerships which are not hourly. Dealt with charge payment urges communication between the customer and the Certified Public Accountant. The more the Certified Public Accountant finds out about the client’s service and also their life and what’s going on, the better recommendations they can give. When clients are uncomfortable with getting the phone, terrified they’re going to get a large bill, they are less likely to choose the phone talk to their Certified Public Accountant when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you should anticipate from your Certified Public Accountant depends a lot on your organisation objectives. If you’re a very small business as well as you’re not preparing to grow much in the future, perhaps all you need is someone to prepare your income tax return. However, possibly you have an expanding business. You need someone that can speak with you on employee matters, management concerns, accounting system set up and design. These are some things to take into consideration when visualizing the degree of dedication you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I commonly trainer my customers to assemble a shopping list of things they desire from us. Of course, the even more dedication a client requires from us, the bigger the involvement will be, which will increase expenses. Starting from the maximum and functioning down, however, is constantly the most effective bet. We can instructor you on which products on your shopping list will be the most impactful to your business and which ones may be lesser. So checklist out those details goals you want to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I want out of that relationship.” Don’t hesitate to make that a quite lengthy checklist. What you wish to do is pretend money is no item. List everything that you desire to leave this relationship. From that setting, you can begin to prioritize that listing and state, “these 6 things are crucial in this partnership that I’m going to have.”.
Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So just how do you know who you require to employ? Should it be an accountant, an accountant, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the distinction? One of the most crucial thing is simply that you recognize that these documents are being maintained and that you feel great in the individual keeping them. An accountant keeps your audit documents. They enter all transactions, and also they balance your funds. Accountants focus on finances, taxes, budgets, service operations, pay-roll, as well as finance. Yet understand this, there are various sorts of accountants who concentrate on different areas of service. Simply put, if you break your leg, don’t go to the skin doctor. You want to make sure that you find the best person for your small company. Puff Puff Audit has bookkeepers as well as accounting professionals on team. This way. When it involves month-to-month transaction handling, our accountants can do it for a lower charge. When we’re talking about finance as well as tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of becoming successful in your company? You’re mosting likely to need an accounting professional. Currently you don’t have to employ us. You can employ in house. If you take part in home, who should you get? There are a great deal of alternatives and also many different budgets out there that you need to be aware of. You do not intend to obtain the incorrect person for the incorrect work description. The very first person you’re mosting likely to employ is your accountant. This is the data entrance professional. Depending upon where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various quantity for he or she. If you live in Idaho, as an example, you might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. Yet if you’re in New York City or The Golden State, you could be upwards of 40,000 or perhaps $45,000 a year for the same placement. Know that this person offers a certain function. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at creating reports for you or working analytics or accounting processes. Their task is to get information right into the system. And if you’re a new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s smart to offload a few of the heavy grunt work of accountancy, which will certainly enable you to start assessing the reports. A bookkeeper is a great hire for anyone ready to expand their company, however not prepared to purchase the high top rate accountants right now. The next degree up men is the accounting professional. Now, a great deal of individuals believe bookkeepers as well as accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s very, extremely various. You’re going to pay a greater amount for someone that’s an accounting professional. Your accountant has actually been putting data into the system all month long. Your accounting professional typically is helping to oversee that procedure. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will do several of the even more heavy lifting tasks which need reconciling your test equilibrium as well as making month-end journal entries. They will certainly additionally do several of the accrual work that’s going to require to take place in your financials. In many cases, an accountant will help create monetary declarations. They are at that month’s end position. For an accounting professional, depending once again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k approximately $60k/year. The next level up is the controller. The controller fills up the procedure of overseeing the entire bookkeeping system. They reach orchestrate what’s occurring as well as when. They ensure the information is getting involved in the system in a timely manner, which the month and also basic interests are taking place on schedule. The controller is in charge of the end product that’s coming out of the bookkeeping system. That is the annual report, the earnings declaration, and the capital declaration. Those sort of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey placement to fill, and it needs to be. He or she needs to have a great deal of experience, ought to at the very least a bachelor’s degree in audit, if not entering into their master’s level. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Currently we’re mosting likely to discuss the King or queen in addition to the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection position in your company. He or she’s expensive. You wish to take care when you work with a CFO because not all CFOs are created equal. Everything as much as this factor has been task-related, focusing on just journal entrances and also debiting as well as attributing. When you step into a CFO function, this requires strategic reasoning. Not all accountants have that capability. If they’re unable to see the big picture and also develop plans that are organisation growth related, they aren’t gotten the work. They must equate the job that the remainder of the team is doing into objectives for your business. Your CFO needs to make certain that you’re striking the targets you need to hit with the right amount of cash behind each objective. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is commonly what I have actually seen nationwide for someone of this quality. Last but not least is the CPA. The Certified Public Accountant means “cpa.” If you’ve begun your business, you know that you require a tax person, right? That’s the CPA. His task is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax obligation method. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it to ensure that you are not spending greater than you require to on taxes. That’s the main objective. However, a CPA commonly loads the function of an auditor where they come in as an independent party. They ensure that your books are accurate and clean and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In terms of expense, you’re mosting likely to invest anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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