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California Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving California, 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.

California 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 methods to handle your audit on your own as well as DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, but I caution you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you probably need to let someone else care for it.

  1. If you are privately wondering if you’re even doing this right at all, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining it at all because well you do not recognize what to do and it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge warning as well as it’s time to allow an expert take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants bill per hour, they charge you some dollars per hour depending upon how much time they put in. It’s also typical to bill dealt with costs for individual jobs. Your CPA could do your tax return for one price as well as prepare an additional quote for the next job. One more prominent rate structure is the yearly set cost contract. Your CPA might say, “I’m mosting likely to give this range of services to you, as well as I’m mosting likely to provide you unlimited call and also endless conferences, and I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of dollars per year.” That buck quantity would most likely be billed monthly. We commonly advise relationships which are not per hour. Dealt with fee payment urges communication in between the client and the CPA. The more the Certified Public Accountant learns about the customer’s organisation and also their life and also what’s taking place, the far better advice they can offer. When clients are awkward with getting the phone, scared they’re going to get a huge bill, they are much less most likely to choose the phone talk with their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you must get out of your Certified Public Accountant depends a great deal on your service objectives. If you’re a really local business as well as you’re not intending to expand much in the future, maybe all you need is somebody to prepare your tax return. Nevertheless, maybe you have an expanding company. You require someone that can speak with you on employee matters, monitoring problems, accounting system established and design. These are some points to take into consideration when picturing the level of dedication you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I typically coach my clients to assemble a shopping list of points they desire from us. Of course, the more commitment a client needs from us, the bigger the interaction will certainly be, which will boost prices. Beginning with the maximum as well as working down, however, is always the most effective wager. We can coach you on which things on your want list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your company and also which ones might be lesser. So listing out those details purposes you intend to complete with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that relationship.” Don’t be afraid to make that a rather lengthy checklist. What you wish to do is pretend cash is no item. List whatever that you desire to leave this connection. From that position, you can start to focus on that checklist as well as say, “these 6 things are essential in this connection that I’m mosting likely 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 a bookkeeper, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? One of the most essential point is simply that you recognize that these documents are being kept and that you feel great in the individual maintaining them. A bookkeeper keeps your bookkeeping records. They go into all transactions, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accounting professionals focus on funds, tax obligations, budget plans, business procedures, pay-roll, as well as finance. But understand this, there are various kinds of accountants that focus on numerous areas of service. In other words, if you break your leg, do not most likely to the dermatologist. You intend to make certain that you discover the ideal person for your local business. Puff Smoke Accountancy has accountants and accountants on staff. This way. When it concerns monthly deal handling, our accountants can do it for a lesser cost. When we’re speaking about finance and tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to step in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action primary of becoming rewarding in your company? You’re mosting likely to need an accounting professional. Now you don’t have to hire us. You can hire in home. If you engage in house, who should you get? There are a great deal of choices and several spending plans out there that you need to be knowledgeable about. You do not want to get the wrong person for the wrong job summary. The very first person you’re going to hire is your bookkeeper. This is the data access specialist. Depending on where you live, you’re going to pay a various quantity for he or she. If you stay in Idaho, as an example, you might be on the lower end around 18 to $20,000 a year. Yet if you remain in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the same placement. Know that he or she offers a specific duty. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at producing reports for you or working analytics or accounting processes. Their task is to obtain data right into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you have actually been doing this yourself. It’s wise to offload some of the heavy grunt work of accounting, which will permit you to start examining the reports. A bookkeeper is an excellent hire for anybody all set to broaden their business, but not prepared to buy the high top tier accounting professionals just yet. The following level up individuals is the accountant. Now, a great deal of people assume bookkeepers and accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s very, extremely different. You’re going to pay a greater quantity for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has actually been putting data right into the system all month long. Your accounting professional generally is aiding to supervise that procedure. Then, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will do some of the more heavy lifting jobs which require reconciling your test equilibrium and making month-end journal entrances. They will also do several of the amassing work that’s going to require to happen in your financials. In some cases, an accountant will certainly help develop financial declarations. 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 approximately $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller loads the procedure of managing the whole accounting system. They reach orchestrate what’s happening and when. They ensure the data is entering into the system on time, which the month and general interests are occurring on schedule. The controller is responsible for the final product that’s appearing of the bookkeeping system. That is the annual report, the income statement, and the capital declaration. Those kinds of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more pricey position to load, as well as it needs to be. He or she requires to have a great deal of experience, need to a minimum of a bachelor’s level in bookkeeping, otherwise entering 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 discuss the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO represents “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection position in your business. He or she’s expensive. You intend to be careful when you work with a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are developed equivalent. Everything up to this factor has been task-related, concentrating on simply journal entrances and debiting and also crediting. When you step into a CFO duty, this requires critical thinking. Not all accounting professionals have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture and develop strategies that are business development relevant, they aren’t received the task. They need to equate the work that the remainder of the team is doing into goals for your business. Your CFO needs to make certain that you’re striking the targets you need 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 normally what I’ve seen nationwide for somebody of this caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA stands for “state-licensed accountant.” If you’ve started your firm, you know that you require a tax man, right? That’s the CPA. His task is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax obligation technique. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it so that you are not investing greater than you require to on taxes. That’s the major goal. However, a Certified Public Accountant frequently loads the function of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent party. They see to it that your books are precise as well as tidy and reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In terms of price, you’re going to invest anywhere in between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a qualified CPA.

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