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Illinois Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Illinois, 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.

Illinois 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 absolutely methods to handle your accountancy yourself and DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, however I advise you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you probably require to allow another person deal with it.

  1. If you are secretly wondering if you’re also doing this right at all, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining it whatsoever because well you do not understand what to do and it’s frustrating, that’s a massive warning as well as it’s time to let a specialist take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs expense hourly, they bill you some dollars per hour depending on how much time they place in. It’s additionally typical to bill dealt with fees for individual tasks. Your CPA may do your income tax return for one rate as well as prepare an additional price quote for the following project. Another popular cost structure is the yearly set price agreement. Your Certified Public Accountant might say, “I’m going to supply this series of solutions to you, and also I’m mosting likely to offer you unlimited call as well as unrestricted conferences, and also I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X amount of dollars each year.” That buck quantity would probably be billed monthly. We normally advise connections which are not hourly. Dealt with cost invoicing encourages communication between the client as well as the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA knows about the client’s business and their life and also what’s going on, the far better suggestions they can give. When clients are unpleasant with getting the phone, scared they’re going to get a big costs, they are less likely to select the phone speak with their Certified Public Accountant 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 organisation objectives. If you’re an extremely small business and also you’re not planning to expand much in the future, possibly all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. Nonetheless, possibly you have an expanding company. You need someone that can seek advice from you on staff member matters, monitoring concerns, accounting system set up and design. These are some things to think about when visualizing the level of commitment you need from your CPA. I commonly coach my customers to create a shopping list of things they want from us. Certainly, the more commitment a customer needs from us, the larger the interaction will certainly be, which will enhance prices. Starting from the maximum and functioning down, though, is always the best bet. We can trainer you on which things on your wish list will certainly be the most impactful to your organisation as well as which ones might be lesser. So list out those certain goals you want to accomplish with your CPA. “This is what I want out of that connection.” Do not hesitate to make that a quite lengthy listing. What you wish to do is pretend money is no things. Listing whatever that you desire to leave this connection. From that setting, you can start to prioritize that listing as well as state, “these 6 things are crucial in this partnership 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 need to employ? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? The most vital thing is simply that you know that these records are being kept and that you feel confident in the individual keeping them. A bookkeeper keeps your accounting records. They go into all deals, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accountants specialize in finances, tax obligations, spending plans, company procedures, payroll, as well as money management. But understand this, there are different kinds of accounting professionals who concentrate on numerous areas of service. In other words, if you damage your leg, don’t most likely to the dermatologist. You wish to make certain that you locate the right person for your small business. Smoke Smoke Accounting has bookkeepers as well as accounting professionals on team. This way. When it concerns month-to-month transaction handling, our accountants can do it for a minimal cost. When we’re discussing finance and also tax obligation preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of becoming lucrative in your organisation? You’re mosting likely to need an accountant. Currently you do not need to employ us. You can work with in residence. If you take part in home, that should you get? There are a lot of choices and also many different spending plans out there that you require to be aware of. You don’t wish to get the incorrect individual for the incorrect job summary. The very first individual you’re going to hire is your accountant. This is the information entry expert. Depending upon where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various quantity for he or she. If you reside in Idaho, as an example, you could be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But if you’re in New York City 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 serves a certain role. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at developing records for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their task is to obtain information into the system. As well as if you’re a new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s smart to offload a few of the hefty grunt work of accounting, which will allow you to start assessing the records. An accountant is a good hire for anybody ready to expand their business, but not prepared to purchase the high leading rate accounting professionals just yet. The next degree up people is the accounting professional. Now, a lot of people believe accountants as well as accountants coincide. They’re not. It’s very, very various. You’re going to pay a higher amount for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your accountant has actually been putting information into the system all month long. Your accounting professional commonly is helping to oversee that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do some of the more heavy training tasks which require integrating your trial balance and also making month-end journal entrances. They will certainly also do several of the amassing job that’s going to require to take place in your financials. In many cases, an accountant will certainly aid create economic statements. They are at that month’s end placement. For an accountant, depending 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 the process of looking after the whole audit system. They reach manage what’s taking place as well as when. They make certain the information is getting involved in the system in a timely manner, and that the month and basic interests are happening on time. The controller is in charge of the final product that’s coming out of the bookkeeping system. That is the balance sheet, the income statement, and the cash flow declaration. Those kinds of files rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra costly position to load, and also it ought to be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, need to at the very least a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, if not entering their master’s degree. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re mosting likely to talk about the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO represents “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection placement in your business. This person’s costly. You intend to take care when you employ a CFO since not all CFOs are produced equal. Whatever approximately this point has been task-related, focusing on simply journal access and debiting as well as crediting. When you step into a CFO duty, this calls for strategic thinking. Not all accounting professionals have that capability. If they’re not able to see the big picture and produce plans that are service advancement associated, they aren’t gotten the work. They should translate the work that the remainder of the team is doing into goals for your company. Your CFO requires to make sure that you’re striking the targets you need 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 usually what I have actually seen across the country for someone of this caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA represents “certified public accountant.” If you’ve started your business, you understand that you need a tax guy, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His job is to do 2 things. One is to prepare your tax method. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to ensure that you are not investing greater than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the major goal. Nonetheless, a CPA usually fills up the function of an auditor where they come in as an independent event. They make certain that your publications are accurate and also clean and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real life. In terms of cost, you’re going to spend anywhere in between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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