Select Page

Hawaii Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Hawaii, 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 – (833) 319-0797

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

Free 30 Minute Consult - (833) 319-0797

Get A Free Online Consultation

Have burning questions you need to get answered? Take advantage of our free half hour initial consultation.


“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

Protect Investments
Maintain Margins
Drive Growth

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.


Happy Clients

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.

Hawaii 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.

Get In Touch With a Professional

Send a Message

[email protected]

Frequently Asked

When is it time to hire a CPA for my cannabis business?

There are definitely ways to tackle your accountancy yourself and Do It Yourself it. Options like QuickBooks have made this feasible, however I caution you, if you are doing one of these two things, you probably need to allow someone else look after it.

  1. If you are covertly questioning if you’re even doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it whatsoever because well you don’t recognize what to do as well as it’s frustrating, that’s a huge red flag and it’s time to allow an expert take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs expense per hour, they bill you some dollars per hour depending on how much time they place in. It’s additionally common to charge dealt with fees for individual projects. Your Certified Public Accountant may do your tax return for one cost and also prepare an additional quote for the next project. An additional preferred rate structure is the annual fixed cost arrangement. Your Certified Public Accountant may state, “I’m going to give this series of services to you, and I’m mosting likely to offer you limitless telephone call and unlimited conferences, and also I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of bucks annually.” That buck quantity would certainly more than likely be billed monthly. We commonly advise relationships which are not per hour. Dealt with cost payment motivates communication in between the client and the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA knows about the client’s business and also their life as well as what’s going on, the much better suggestions they can offer. When clients are awkward with picking up the phone, worried they’re going to get a large bill, they are less likely to choose the phone speak to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you need to anticipate from your CPA depends a great deal on your service objectives. If you’re a very small company and also you’re not planning to grow a lot in the future, perhaps all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. However, possibly you have a growing service. You require someone who can speak with you on staff member issues, administration problems, accounting system set up as well as style. These are some things to take into consideration when visualizing the level of commitment you require from your Certified Public Accountant. I normally train my customers to assemble a shopping list of things they want from us. Naturally, the more commitment a customer needs from us, the bigger the involvement will be, which will enhance prices. Starting from the optimum and functioning down, though, is always the best wager. We can instructor you on which items on your wish list will be one of the most impactful to your company as well as which ones could be lesser. So listing out those specific purposes you wish to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that partnership.” Don’t hesitate to make that a quite long listing. What you wish to do is pretend cash is no item. Checklist whatever that you wish to leave this partnership. From that placement, you can start to prioritize that list and claim, “these six points are crucial in this relationship 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 employ? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accounting professional, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the difference? The most vital point is simply that you understand that these records are being maintained which you feel great in the individual keeping them. An accountant keeps your accountancy records. They enter all purchases, as well as they balance your funds. Accounting professionals focus on financial resources, taxes, budget plans, company operations, payroll, as well as finance. But recognize this, there are various types of accountants that specialize in different areas of company. Simply put, if you damage your leg, do not most likely to the dermatologist. You want to make sure that you find the ideal person for your small company. Smoke Puff Bookkeeping has accountants and accounting professionals on team. By doing this. When it comes to regular monthly deal processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower charge. When we’re discussing money management as well as tax planning, you have a Certified Public Accountant prepared to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action leading of becoming profitable in your company? You’re going to need an accounting professional. Now you do not have to hire us. You can work with in residence. If you take part in residence, that should you obtain? There are a lot of choices and also many different budget plans available that you require to be familiar with. You don’t want to obtain the wrong person for the wrong job description. The first individual you’re going to work with is your accountant. This is the information entry specialist. Relying on where you live, you’re going to pay a different 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’re in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the exact same position. Know that he or she serves a specific role. They’re not going to be solid at creating records for you or doing business analytics or accounting procedures. Their job is to obtain data right into the system. And if you’re a new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this on your own. It’s clever to offload several of the hefty grunt work of accountancy, which will certainly permit you to start analyzing the records. A bookkeeper is a good hire for any person all set to expand their service, yet not prepared to buy the high top rate accounting professionals just yet. The following level up people is the accounting professional. Now, a lot of individuals think bookkeepers and accountants coincide. They’re not. It’s really, extremely different. You’re going to pay a higher amount for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has actually been placing information into the system all month long. Your accountant typically is assisting to oversee that process. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will do some of the more hefty training jobs which call for integrating your trial equilibrium and also making month-end journal access. They will certainly also do a few of the amassing work that’s going to need to happen in your financials. In many cases, an accounting professional will certainly assist create monetary statements. They are at that month’s end placement. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from possibly $30k as much as $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills the process of overseeing the whole bookkeeping system. They get to coordinate what’s taking place and when. They see to it the information is getting into the system on time, which the month and also basic interests are taking place promptly. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s coming out of the accounting system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, as well as the cash flow statement. Those kinds of files rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey position to fill, and also it needs to be. This person needs to have a great deal of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s level in bookkeeping, otherwise entering their master’s degree. I would anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person. Currently we’re going 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 pricey. You wish to beware when you employ a CFO since not all CFOs are produced equal. Everything up to this factor has actually been task-related, concentrating on just journal access and also debiting as well as crediting. When you step into a CFO duty, this needs strategic thinking. Not all accounting professionals have that ability. If they’re unable to see the big picture as well as create strategies that are service growth relevant, they aren’t received the work. They ought to equate the work that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your business. Your CFO needs to see to it that you’re hitting the targets you need to hit with the right amount of money behind each objective. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is normally what I have actually seen nationwide for somebody of this quality. Finally is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA means “state-licensed accountant.” If you’ve started your company, you recognize that you require a tax man, right? That’s the CPA. His task is to do two things. One is to prepare your tax approach. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and prepare it to ensure that you are not investing greater than you need to on taxes. That’s the primary objective. However, a Certified Public Accountant usually loads the duty of an auditor where they come in as an independent celebration. They ensure that your books are exact and tidy and reflective of what’s happening in the real life. In regards to price, you’re mosting likely to spend anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

Contact Us

(833) 319-0797