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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.

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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.

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.

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Frequently Asked

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

There are certainly ways to take on your audit yourself and DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have made this feasible, but I warn you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you possibly need to allow someone else care for it.

  1. If you are secretly wondering if you’re also doing this right in any way, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it whatsoever because well you don’t know what to do and also it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge red flag and also it’s time to allow a specialist take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants expense hourly, they charge you some dollars per hour depending on how much time they put in. It’s additionally common to charge fixed charges for private jobs. Your CPA could do your tax return for one price and also prepare an additional quote for the following task. One more preferred price framework is the annual set rate contract. Your Certified Public Accountant may say, “I’m going to give this range of services to you, as well as I’m going to give you unrestricted telephone call and limitless meetings, and also I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of dollars per year.” That dollar quantity would certainly more than likely be billed monthly. We typically advise partnerships which are not per hour. Taken care of fee invoicing urges interaction in between the customer and also the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA understands about the customer’s service and their life as well as what’s taking place, the better guidance they can give. When customers are awkward with picking up the phone, scared they’re going to get a big expense, they are much less likely to choose the phone talk with their Certified Public Accountant when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you should get out of your Certified Public Accountant depends a whole lot on your company goals. If you’re an extremely small company as well as you’re not intending to grow much in the near future, maybe all you require is somebody to prepare your tax return. Nonetheless, probably you have an expanding business. You need a person that can talk to you on worker issues, management problems, accounting system established and also style. These are some things to think about when imagining the degree of commitment you require from your Certified Public Accountant. I commonly train my clients to assemble a shopping list of things they want from us. Of course, the more dedication a client requires from us, the larger the engagement will be, which will raise prices. Starting from the optimum and functioning down, however, is constantly the best bet. We can coach you on which items on your shopping list will be the most impactful to your company and which ones might be less important. So list out those certain purposes you intend to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that connection.” Don’t be afraid to make that a quite lengthy list. What you intend to do is pretend money is no object. Checklist everything that you desire to get out of this partnership. From that placement, you can begin to prioritize that checklist and 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 how do you know who you need to work with? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, 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 maintains your audit documents. They get in all transactions, as well as they balance your funds. Accounting professionals concentrate on funds, tax obligations, budgets, service operations, payroll, as well as finance. However recognize this, there are various kinds of accounting professionals that concentrate on different areas of company. To put it simply, if you damage your leg, don’t go to the skin specialist. You wish to make certain that you locate the right individual for your local business. Smoke Smoke Audit has bookkeepers as well as accounting professionals on personnel. By doing this. When it concerns monthly transaction processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a minimal charge. When we’re speaking about money management and tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to step in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of coming to be profitable in your service? You’re mosting likely to need an accounting professional. Now you do not have to employ us. You can employ in residence. If you engage in home, that should you obtain? There are a lot of choices as well as several spending plans out there that you need to be aware of. You do not intend to get the wrong individual for the wrong work summary. The initial individual you’re going to employ is your accountant. This is the information access specialist. Depending on where you live, you’re going to pay a different amount for he or she. If you live in Idaho, for example, you may be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But if you remain in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the very same placement. Know that he or she serves a details role. They’re not going to be strong at producing records for you or doing business analytics or accounting procedures. Their task is to obtain information right into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s clever to offload a few of the heavy grunt work of audit, which will certainly allow you to start assessing the records. A bookkeeper is a good hire for anyone all set to broaden their service, yet not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals just yet. The next level up guys is the accounting professional. Now, a lot of people think accountants as well as accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s really, extremely different. You’re mosting likely to pay a higher quantity for someone that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has been putting information into the system all month long. Your accountant usually is assisting to oversee that process. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will do several of the more hefty training tasks which need resolving your trial equilibrium and making month-end journal entries. They will certainly additionally do several of the accrual job that’s going to require to occur in your financials. Sometimes, an accounting professional will aid produce financial statements. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accounting professional, depending once again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from possibly $30k approximately $60k/year. The following level up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of looking after the whole bookkeeping system. They get to orchestrate what’s occurring and also when. They make sure the information is getting involved in the system in a timely manner, and that the month and also general passions are happening on schedule. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s coming out of the audit system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings declaration, and also the cash flow declaration. Those kinds of files hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more costly setting to load, and it needs to be. He or she requires to have a lot of experience, must at the very least a bachelor’s level in accounting, if not getting involved in their master’s level. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person. Now we’re going to discuss the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “chief financial officer.” They hold a C suite placement in your business. He or she’s pricey. You wish to take care when you work with a CFO since not all CFOs are produced equal. Everything up to this factor has actually been task-related, focusing on just journal entries as well as debiting and crediting. When you step into a CFO function, this calls for critical thinking. Not all accounting professionals have that ability. If they’re unable to see the big picture as well as produce strategies that are organisation advancement associated, they aren’t qualified for the work. They must equate the job that the remainder of the team is doing into objectives for your company. Your CFO requires to see to it that you’re striking the targets you require 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 normally what I’ve seen nationwide for somebody of this caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant represents “cpa.” If you’ve begun your business, you understand that you need a tax obligation person, right? That’s the CPA. His task is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax strategy. That is to take every little thing you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to ensure that you are not investing more than you need to on tax obligations. That’s the primary goal. Nonetheless, a Certified Public Accountant often loads the role of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent event. They see to it that your publications are precise as well as clean as well as reflective of what’s happening in the real world. In regards to cost, you’re mosting likely to invest anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

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