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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.

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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Recreational Use States

Medical Legalized States

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 ways to take on your bookkeeping on your own and also DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have made this possible, but I alert you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you possibly need to allow another person take care of it.

  1. If you are covertly wondering if you’re even doing this right in all, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re not doing it whatsoever because well you do not know what to do and also it’s frustrating, that’s a substantial warning and also it’s time to let a professional take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs costs hourly, they bill you some dollars per hr depending upon how much time they place in. It’s additionally typical to charge fixed fees for specific tasks. Your CPA may do your tax return for one rate and also prepare an additional estimate for the next project. One more popular cost framework is the yearly fixed rate contract. Your CPA might say, “I’m going to provide this variety of solutions to you, and also I’m mosting likely to give you unrestricted telephone call as well as unrestricted meetings, as well as I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X quantity of bucks per year.” That buck quantity would probably be billed monthly.

We commonly recommend relationships which are not per hour. Fixed fee payment motivates communication between the client and also the CPA. The even more the Certified Public Accountant learns about the customer’s business and their life and what’s taking place, the better guidance they can provide. When customers are unpleasant with grabbing the phone, scared they’re going to get a large costs, they are much less most 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 need to anticipate from your Certified Public Accountant depends a whole lot on your business objectives. If you’re a really local business as well as you’re not planning to expand a lot in the near future, perhaps all you require is a person to prepare your income tax return. Nonetheless, perhaps you have a growing business. You need somebody that can speak with you on employee matters, administration problems, accounting system established and also design. These are some points to take into consideration when envisioning the degree of dedication you require from your Certified Public Accountant.

I usually instructor my customers to assemble a wish list of things they want from us. Obviously, the more dedication a customer requires from us, the bigger the interaction will certainly be, which will enhance costs. Starting from the maximum and also working down, however, is always the best wager. We can coach you on which things on your wish list will be the most impactful to your organisation as well as which ones may be lesser.

So checklist out those particular goals you wish to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I want out of that connection.” Do not be afraid to make that a rather long list. What you intend to do is pretend cash is no object. List every little thing that you wish to leave this relationship. From that setting, you can begin to focus on that list as well as claim, “these six things are crucial in this partnership that I’m mosting likely to have.”.

Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So how do you know who you require to work with? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? The most crucial point is just that you recognize that these records are being kept which you feel confident in the individual keeping them.

A bookkeeper maintains your accountancy records. They enter all deals, and they stabilize your funds. Accountants specialize in finances, tax obligations, budget plans, service procedures, payroll, as well as finance. However recognize this, there are different types of accounting professionals that concentrate on various locations of company. To put it simply, if you damage your leg, do not go to the dermatologist.

You intend to see to it that you discover the ideal person for your small company. Puff Puff Bookkeeping has bookkeepers and accountants on staff. This way. When it involves regular monthly deal handling, our bookkeepers can do it for a minimal charge. When we’re talking about money management as well as tax obligation preparation, you have a CPA prepared to action in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of coming to be lucrative in your organisation? You’re going to require an accounting professional. Now you don’t need to hire us. You can employ in residence. If you engage in house, who should you get? There are a lot of alternatives and several spending plans around that you require to be knowledgeable about. You don’t intend to get the incorrect person for the wrong job description.

The first individual you’re going to employ is your accountant. This is the data entrance expert. Depending on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a different quantity for this person. If you live in Idaho, for instance, you could be on the lower end around 18 to $20,000 a year. Yet if you remain in New York City or The Golden State, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the exact same setting. Know that this person serves a specific duty. They’re not going to be solid at developing records for you or operating analytics or accounting processes. Their job is to obtain information right into the system. And if you’re a brand-new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this on your own. It’s smart to offload some of the heavy dirty work of audit, which will allow you to begin assessing the reports. A bookkeeper is a good hire for any person all set to increase their service, but not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals right now.

The next degree up people is the accounting professional. Currently, a great deal of individuals think accountants and also accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s very, very different. You’re going to pay a higher quantity for someone that’s an accountant. Your accountant has actually been putting information into the system all month long. Your accountant normally is helping to oversee that process. After that, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will certainly do a few of the even more hefty training jobs which call for reconciling your test equilibrium and also making month-end journal entrances. They will certainly likewise do some of the accrual job that’s mosting likely to need to take place in your financials.

Sometimes, an accounting professional will aid develop financial statements. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from maybe $30k up to $60k/year.

The next level up is the controller. The controller loads the process of looking after the whole accounting system. They reach orchestrate what’s occurring and also when. They ensure the information is getting involved in the system on schedule, and that the month and also basic interests are happening on time. The controller is accountable for the end product that’s coming out of the bookkeeping system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings declaration, as well as the cash flow declaration. Those sort of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey setting to load, and it should be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, ought to a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, if not getting involved in their master’s degree. I would certainly expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she.

Currently we’re going to speak about the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO means “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection position in your company. He or she’s costly. You want to take care when you work with a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are created equivalent. Everything as much as this factor has been task-related, focusing on just journal entries and debiting and also attributing. When you step into a CFO function, this needs strategic reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that capability. If they’re unable to see the big picture as well as develop strategies that are service development relevant, they aren’t received the task. They need to convert the job that the remainder of the team is doing into goals for your company. Your CFO requires to ensure that you’re hitting the targets you need to hit with the right amount of cash behind each objective. For a CFO, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is usually what I’ve seen across the country for someone of this quality.

Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA stands for “cpa.” If you’ve begun your business, you recognize that you require a tax individual, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax method. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to ensure that you are not investing more than you need to on taxes. That’s the primary objective. Nevertheless, a Certified Public Accountant usually fills up the function of an auditor where they are available in as an independent party. They make sure that your books are accurate as well as clean and also reflective of what’s occurring in the real world. In regards to cost, you’re going to spend anywhere in between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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