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Colorado Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Colorado, 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.

Colorado 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 bookkeeping yourself as well as Do It Yourself it. Options like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, yet I warn you, if you are doing one of these two things, you probably need to let someone else take care of it.

  1. If you are covertly asking yourself if you’re also doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it at all because well you don’t understand what to do and also it’s frustrating, that’s a big red flag as well as it’s time to let an expert take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs expense hourly, they bill you some bucks per hour depending on just how much time they place in. It’s additionally usual to charge repaired costs for private tasks. Your CPA might do your tax return for one price as well as prepare an additional price quote for the next project. An additional popular cost structure is the annual fixed cost arrangement. Your Certified Public Accountant may say, “I’m going to provide this variety of solutions to you, and also I’m mosting likely to give you unlimited call and also limitless conferences, and also I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X quantity of dollars each year.” That dollar quantity would most likely be billed monthly.

We usually suggest partnerships which are not per hour. Dealt with charge invoicing encourages communication in between the client as well as the Certified Public Accountant. The more the CPA finds out about the client’s company and also their life and also what’s taking place, the better guidance they can give. When customers are uncomfortable with picking up the phone, scared they’re going to get a large expense, they are less most likely to select the phone speak 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 CPA depends a lot on your service purposes. If you’re a very small business and you’re not preparing to grow much in the future, possibly all you need is somebody to prepare your income tax return. However, possibly you have an expanding organisation. You require somebody that can talk to you on staff member issues, administration problems, accounting system established and also layout. These are some points to take into consideration when imagining the level of commitment you require from your Certified Public Accountant.

I normally coach my customers to assemble a want list of points they desire from us. Naturally, the even more commitment a customer needs from us, the bigger the engagement will be, which will certainly boost expenses. Beginning with the optimum and functioning down, however, is always the very best wager. We can instructor you on which products on your shopping list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your organisation and which ones may be lesser.

So list out those specific objectives you intend to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that relationship.” Do not be afraid to make that a quite long checklist. What you intend to do is pretend cash is no item. Listing everything that you want to get out of this relationship. From that setting, you can start to focus on that list and also say, “these 6 points are crucial in this relationship 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 work with? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accountant, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the distinction? One of the most important thing is simply that you recognize that these documents are being kept and that you feel confident in the individual maintaining them.

A bookkeeper keeps your accounting records. They enter all purchases, and they stabilize your funds. Accounting professionals concentrate on financial resources, taxes, budgets, organisation operations, pay-roll, and finance. However understand this, there are different kinds of accountants who focus on numerous locations of service. To put it simply, if you break your leg, don’t most likely to the skin doctor.

You wish to make sure that you discover the appropriate person for your local business. Smoke Puff Bookkeeping has accountants and also accountants on staff. This way. When it concerns monthly purchase handling, our accountants can do it for a lower cost. When we’re discussing finance and also tax planning, you have a CPA prepared to action in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step primary of coming to be rewarding in your service? You’re going to require an accounting professional. Now you don’t need to hire us. You can work with in residence. If you participate in home, who should you obtain? There are a great deal of options and also many different budgets around that you need to be aware of. You don’t intend to obtain the wrong individual for the wrong work summary.

The initial person you’re mosting likely to work with is your accountant. This is the data entry specialist. Depending upon where you live, you’re going to pay a different quantity for he or she. If you live in Idaho, for instance, you might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But 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 this person serves a details duty. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at developing records for you or doing business analytics or accounting procedures. Their task is to obtain information into the system. And if you’re a new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s smart to unload a few of the heavy dirty work of accountancy, which will enable you to begin assessing the reports. A bookkeeper is a good hire for anyone ready to broaden their company, yet not prepared to purchase the high leading rate accountants just yet.

The following level up individuals is the accounting professional. Now, a great deal of individuals think accountants and accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s really, extremely different. You’re going to pay a greater amount for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has actually been placing information right into the system all month long. Your accounting professional commonly is aiding to look after that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do several of the more hefty training tasks which need reconciling your trial equilibrium and making month-end journal access. They will additionally do some of the accrual job that’s mosting likely to need to occur in your financials.

In some cases, an accountant will aid develop financial declarations. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accounting professional, depending once more on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k up to $60k/year.

The next level up is the controller. The controller fills up the procedure of managing the entire accounting system. They get to manage what’s occurring and when. They make sure the data is getting into the system on time, which the month as well as basic interests are taking place on schedule. The controller is accountable for the final product that’s appearing of the accounting system. That is the annual report, the income statement, as well as the cash flow declaration. Those kinds of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more expensive position to fill, and also it ought to be. This person requires to have a lot of experience, ought to at the very least a bachelor’s level in accountancy, otherwise entering their master’s degree. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person.

Currently we’re mosting likely to speak about the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection setting in your firm. He or she’s expensive. You wish to beware when you work with a CFO because not all CFOs are created equal. Every little thing up to this point has been task-related, concentrating on just journal entries as well as debiting and attributing. When you enter a CFO function, this requires tactical thinking. Not all accountants have that ability. If they’re unable to see the big picture and develop plans that are organisation advancement associated, they aren’t received the task. They must equate the job that the rest of the team is doing into objectives for your company. Your CFO needs to make certain that you’re striking the targets you require to hit with the right amount of money behind each goal. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is generally what I have actually seen nationwide for somebody of this quality.

Last but not least is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant stands for “state-licensed accountant.” If you’ve begun your firm, you know that you require a tax obligation person, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax method. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to make sure that you are not investing more than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the main objective. Nevertheless, a Certified Public Accountant often loads the function of an auditor where they come in as an independent celebration. They make sure that your publications are precise and tidy and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real life. In regards to expense, you’re going to spend anywhere in between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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