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Arizona Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Arizona, 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.

Arizona 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 certainly means to handle your accounting yourself as well as DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have made this feasible, however I alert you, if you are doing one of these two things, you probably require to let somebody else look after it.

  1. If you are covertly questioning if you’re also doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it at all because well you do not recognize what to do and it’s frustrating, that’s a huge warning and it’s time to let a specialist take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants costs per hour, they charge you some dollars per hr depending upon just how much time they place in. It’s additionally usual to charge repaired fees for private tasks. Your CPA could do your tax return for one cost as well as prepare an additional quote for the next project. One more popular rate framework is the annual set rate contract. Your Certified Public Accountant could state, “I’m going to offer this variety of solutions to you, and also I’m mosting likely to give you limitless phone calls and also limitless conferences, as well as I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of bucks each year.” That dollar quantity would more than likely be billed monthly. We typically suggest connections which are not per hour. Fixed charge invoicing encourages interaction between the client and the Certified Public Accountant. The more the Certified Public Accountant knows about the customer’s service and their life and what’s taking place, the much better suggestions they can provide. When customers are awkward with getting the phone, terrified they’re going to get a large costs, they are much less likely to choose the phone talk to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you should expect from your CPA depends a lot on your company purposes. If you’re a really small business and you’re not intending to expand a lot in the near future, maybe all you require is a person to prepare your income tax return. Nevertheless, maybe you have a growing business. You require somebody that can consult with you on worker matters, administration problems, accounting system set up and design. These are some things to think about when picturing the level of dedication you require from your CPA. I commonly train my customers to create a want list of things they desire from us. Certainly, the more commitment a customer needs from us, the bigger the engagement will certainly be, which will boost costs. Starting from the optimum and also functioning down, however, is always the very best bet. We can train you on which products on your shopping list will be one of the most impactful to your organisation and which ones may be less important. So list out those certain purposes you want to accomplish with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that relationship.” Don’t be afraid to make that a quite lengthy checklist. What you want to do is pretend cash is no things. Checklist everything that you desire to leave this relationship. From that setting, you can begin to prioritize that checklist and claim, “these 6 points are most important in this relationship that I’m going to have.”.
Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So how do you know who you need to hire? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the distinction? One of the most essential thing is simply that you know that these records are being kept and that you feel great in the person maintaining them. An accountant keeps your accounting documents. They enter all transactions, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accounting professionals focus on finances, taxes, budget plans, company operations, payroll, as well as money management. But understand this, there are different kinds of accounting professionals who focus on different areas of organisation. Simply put, if you break your leg, don’t most likely to the skin doctor. You want to see to it that you discover the ideal individual for your small business. Puff Smoke Audit has bookkeepers and also accounting professionals on team. This way. When it concerns month-to-month deal processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a minimal fee. When we’re talking about money management and also tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action leading of ending up being lucrative in your organisation? You’re going to require an accounting professional. Now you don’t need to employ us. You can employ in house. If you engage in house, that should you obtain? There are a great deal of choices as well as various budgets out there that you need to be aware of. You do not want to obtain the incorrect individual for the incorrect task summary. The initial individual you’re mosting likely to hire is your bookkeeper. This is the data access specialist. Depending on 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 could be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you’re in New York or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 or perhaps $45,000 a year for the very same setting. Know that he or she offers a particular function. They’re not mosting likely to be strong at producing records for you or doing business analytics or accounting procedures. Their task is to get data into the system. As well as if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this on your own. It’s smart to offload some of the hefty dirty work of audit, which will allow you to start analyzing the reports. An accountant is a great hire for anyone all set to broaden their company, but not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals right now. The following degree up individuals is the accountant. Now, a great deal of individuals think accountants as well as accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s really, very various. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater quantity for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has been placing information into the system all month long. Your accountant usually is aiding to oversee that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will certainly do several of the more heavy lifting tasks which call for integrating your trial balance and making month-end journal access. They will certainly additionally do a few of the amassing work that’s mosting likely to require to take place in your financials. Sometimes, an accounting professional will certainly aid produce monetary declarations. They go to that month’s end placement. For an accounting professional, depending again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from possibly $30k as much as $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of looking after the whole accounting system. They get to coordinate what’s taking place as well as when. They see to it the data is getting involved in the system on schedule, which the month and general passions are happening promptly. The controller is accountable for the final product that’s appearing of the accountancy system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, and also the cash flow statement. Those kinds of papers rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more expensive position to fill, as well as it ought to be. This person requires to have a lot of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s level in audit, otherwise getting involved in their master’s degree. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re mosting likely to discuss the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “primary financial officer.” They hold a C suite position in your firm. This person’s expensive. You intend to be careful when you work with a CFO since not all CFOs are developed equivalent. Everything as much as this point has actually been task-related, focusing on simply journal entries and also debiting and also attributing. When you enter a CFO function, this needs critical reasoning. Not all accountants have that ability. If they’re not able to see the big picture and develop strategies that are organisation development relevant, they aren’t gotten approved for the task. They ought to translate the work that the remainder of the team is doing into objectives for your company. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the correct 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 nationwide for somebody of this quality. Last but not least is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA represents “certified public accountant.” If you’ve begun your business, you understand that you require a tax person, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax obligation method. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it so that you are not investing greater than you need to on taxes. That’s the major goal. Nonetheless, a Certified Public Accountant often fills the role of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent celebration. They make sure that your books are exact as well as tidy and also reflective of what’s occurring in the real world. In regards to price, you’re going to invest anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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