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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.

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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.

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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 definitely methods to tackle your accountancy on your own as well as DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, yet I caution you, if you are doing among these two points, you most likely require to allow someone else deal with it.

  1. If you are privately asking yourself if you’re also doing this right in any way, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it whatsoever because well you do not understand what to do as well as it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge warning and also it’s time to let a professional take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs costs per hour, they charge you some bucks per hr depending upon just how much time they put in. It’s additionally typical to bill repaired costs for individual projects. Your Certified Public Accountant may do your income tax return for one price and also prepare another estimate for the next task. An additional prominent price structure is the yearly fixed cost agreement. Your CPA may state, “I’m going to offer this variety of solutions to you, and also I’m going to give you limitless telephone call as well as endless conferences, and I’m going to do that all for $X amount of dollars per year.” That buck quantity would probably be billed monthly. We generally advise partnerships which are not hourly. Taken care of charge invoicing urges interaction between the client and also the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA finds out about the client’s business and their life and also what’s going on, the much better recommendations they can offer. When customers are unpleasant with getting the phone, worried they’re going to get a huge costs, they are much less likely to pick the phone talk to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you ought to get out of your Certified Public Accountant depends a great deal on your service objectives. If you’re a really local business and you’re not preparing to grow much in the near future, perhaps all you require is someone to prepare your income tax return. Nonetheless, probably you have a growing service. You need someone that can consult with you on staff member matters, management problems, accounting system established and layout. These are some points to consider when picturing the level of commitment you require from your CPA. I normally instructor my customers to assemble a shopping list of things they want from us. Obviously, the even more dedication a client requires from us, the bigger the interaction will certainly be, which will certainly increase prices. Starting from the maximum and also functioning down, though, is constantly the very best wager. We can coach you on which items on your wish list will be one of the most impactful to your business and also which ones could be lesser. So listing out those details objectives you intend to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I desire out of that partnership.” Do not be afraid to make that a pretty lengthy list. What you want to do is pretend money is no object. Checklist whatever that you desire to get out of this connection. From that placement, you can begin to focus on that list and also say, “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 exactly how do you know who you need to hire? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? The most crucial thing is just that you know that these documents are being maintained which you feel confident in the individual keeping them. An accountant preserves your accounting records. They go into all purchases, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accounting professionals specialize in funds, taxes, budget plans, business operations, payroll, as well as money management. But recognize this, there are different kinds of accountants that concentrate on various locations of organisation. To put it simply, if you break your leg, don’t most likely to the dermatologist. You want to ensure that you locate the best individual for your small business. Puff Puff Accountancy has bookkeepers and also accountants on team. This way. When it comes to month-to-month transaction processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a minimal cost. When we’re talking about finance and also tax planning, you have a Certified Public Accountant all set to step in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action number one of coming to be rewarding in your company? You’re mosting likely to need an accountant. Currently you don’t have to hire us. You can employ in residence. If you take part in house, that should you obtain? There are a lot of choices and also several budget plans around that you require to be familiar with. You don’t intend to obtain the incorrect individual for the incorrect work summary. The first individual you’re going to work with is your accountant. This is the data entry expert. Relying on where you live, you’re going to pay a different amount for he or she. If you live in Idaho, for instance, you may be on the lower end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you remain in New York or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 or even $45,000 a year for the exact same position. Know that he or she serves a particular role. They’re not going to be strong at producing reports for you or operating analytics or accounting procedures. Their work is to get data into the system. And if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you have actually been doing this on your own. It’s clever to unload several of the hefty grunt work of audit, which will allow you to start evaluating the records. A bookkeeper is a great hire for anyone prepared to increase their service, yet not prepared to purchase the high leading tier accounting professionals just yet. The next degree up guys is the accounting professional. Currently, a great deal of people believe accountants and also accountants coincide. They’re not. It’s really, extremely different. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater quantity for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has actually been placing information right into the system all month long. Your accountant commonly is aiding to manage that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will do some of the more heavy lifting jobs which call for resolving your test equilibrium and making month-end journal entries. They will certainly also do a few of the amassing work that’s going to require to happen in your financials. In many cases, an accounting professional will aid develop financial declarations. They go to that month’s end placement. For an accounting professional, depending again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from possibly $30k as much as $60k/year. The following level up is the controller. The controller fills up the procedure of supervising the whole bookkeeping system. They reach manage what’s happening as well as when. They see to it the information is getting involved in the system on schedule, which the month and also basic interests are happening in a timely manner. The controller is responsible for the final product that’s appearing of the audit system. That is the balance sheet, the revenue statement, and the cash flow declaration. Those type of records rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more expensive setting to load, and it needs to be. He or she needs to have a lot of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s degree in audit, otherwise getting into their master’s level. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person. Now we’re mosting likely to speak about the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection placement in your firm. This person’s expensive. You intend to take care when you employ a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are created equivalent. Every little thing approximately this factor has actually been task-related, focusing on simply journal entries and also debiting and also crediting. When you step into a CFO function, this needs strategic thinking. Not all accountants have that capability. If they’re unable to see the big picture and develop strategies that are service advancement associated, they aren’t received the work. They need to equate the work that the rest of the group is doing into objectives for your firm. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re striking the targets you need to hit with the correct amount of money behind each goal. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is commonly what I have actually seen across the country for someone of this quality. Lastly is the CPA. The Certified Public Accountant stands for “cpa.” If you’ve begun your business, you understand that you need a tax obligation person, right? That’s the CPA. His job is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax technique. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and prepare it so that you are not spending greater than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the primary goal. However, a Certified Public Accountant frequently fills up the role of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent party. They see to it that your books are accurate and also tidy and reflective of what’s happening in the real life. In terms of cost, you’re going to spend anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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