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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.

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.

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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.
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We're Affordable

When we work with small cannabis businesses, basically we become their affordable in house CFO.
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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.

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Have burning questions you need to get answered? Take advantage of our free 1 hour initial consultation.

Testimonnials

“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.”
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“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.”
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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.
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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 definitely methods to take on your accountancy on your own as well as DIY it. Alternatives like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, but I warn you, if you are doing one of these two points, you possibly need to let someone else take care of it.

  1. If you are secretly wondering if you’re also doing this right in all, 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 substantial warning as well as it’s time to allow a specialist take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill per hour, they bill you some dollars per hr relying on how much time they place in. It’s likewise common to charge dealt with charges for private tasks. Your Certified Public Accountant might do your income tax return for one cost and also prepare one more quote for the following project. An additional preferred rate structure is the yearly set price contract. Your CPA may claim, “I’m going to offer this series of solutions to you, and also I’m mosting likely to provide you unrestricted call and unlimited conferences, and I’m going to do that all for $X amount of bucks annually.” That dollar quantity would probably be billed monthly.

We usually recommend relationships which are not hourly. Dealt with fee billing urges interaction in between the customer and the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the Certified Public Accountant knows about the customer’s service and also their life as well as what’s taking place, the far better guidance they can give. When customers are uneasy with picking up the phone, scared they’re going to get a big costs, they are much less likely to select the phone talk to their Certified Public Accountant when they have something on their mind.

What should I expect from my CPA?
What you ought to get out of your CPA depends a whole lot on your company objectives. If you’re a really small company as well as you’re not planning to grow a lot in the future, possibly all you require is someone to prepare your tax return. However, probably you have an expanding business. You need somebody who can seek advice from you on employee matters, monitoring issues, accounting system set up as well as design. These are some points to think about when picturing the level of commitment you need from your CPA.

I generally trainer my customers to create a shopping list of things they desire from us. Of course, the even more commitment a customer requires from us, the bigger the involvement will be, which will enhance expenses. Beginning with the maximum as well as working down, though, is constantly the best bet. We can instructor you on which things on your want list will be one of the most impactful to your organisation and which ones might be less important.

So listing out those particular goals you intend to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that partnership.” Do not hesitate to make that a quite long list. What you intend to do is pretend money is no object. Listing every little thing that you wish to get out of this partnership. From that setting, you can begin to prioritize that listing as well as state, “these six things are essential in this partnership that I’m mosting likely to have.”.

Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So just 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 difference? The most important thing is just that you understand that these documents are being kept which you feel confident in the person maintaining them.

A bookkeeper preserves your accounting documents. They enter all purchases, and also they balance your funds. Accountants specialize in financial resources, taxes, budget plans, organisation operations, payroll, and also finance. However recognize this, there are different types of accounting professionals who concentrate on various locations of organisation. To put it simply, if you break your leg, don’t most likely to the skin doctor.

You wish to ensure that you find the ideal individual for your small company. Smoke Smoke Bookkeeping has accountants and also accountants on personnel. By doing this. When it pertains to month-to-month deal processing, our accountants can do it for a minimal fee. When we’re speaking about finance and also tax obligation planning, you have a CPA ready to step in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action primary of ending up being profitable in your business? You’re going to require an accountant. Now you do not have to employ us. You can hire in house. If you participate in home, that should you get? There are a lot of choices and several budgets out there that you need to be familiar with. You do not want to get the incorrect person for the incorrect work description.

The initial individual you’re mosting likely to work with is your bookkeeper. This is the information entry professional. Relying on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various amount for he or she. If you reside in Idaho, for instance, you may be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you’re in New York or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the same setting. Know that he or she serves a certain role. They’re not going to be solid at producing records for you or doing business analytics or accounting processes. Their work is to obtain data into the system. And also if you’re a new entrepreneur, likely, you have actually been doing this on your own. It’s smart to unload a few of the heavy dirty work of accounting, which will allow you to begin assessing the reports. A bookkeeper is a good hire for anyone all set to increase their service, however not prepared to invest in the high top rate accountants just yet.

The following level up individuals is the accounting professional. Currently, a lot of individuals think accountants and accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s really, very different. You’re going to pay a higher quantity for someone that’s an accounting professional. Your accountant has been placing data into the system all month long. Your accounting professional typically is aiding to look after that procedure. Then, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will do a few of the even more heavy training jobs which call for integrating your trial equilibrium and also making month-end journal entries. They will certainly also do several of the accrual job that’s mosting likely to need to take place in your financials.

In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly help develop economic statements. They are at that month’s end placement. For an accountant, depending once more on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from possibly $30k up to $60k/year.

The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills the procedure of overseeing the entire bookkeeping system. They reach manage what’s taking place and also when. They make sure the data is getting involved in the system in a timely manner, and that the month as well as general interests are occurring on time. The controller is responsible for the final product that’s appearing of the bookkeeping system. That is the annual report, the revenue declaration, and the cash flow statement. Those sort of papers rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more pricey setting to fill, and also it must be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, need to at least a bachelor’s level in audit, if not entering into their master’s level. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she.

Currently we’re mosting likely to talk about the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection position in your business. This person’s pricey. You wish to beware when you work with a CFO because not all CFOs are created equal. Every little thing approximately this factor has been task-related, concentrating on just journal entrances as well as debiting and crediting. When you enter a CFO role, this calls for tactical thinking. Not all accountants have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture and create strategies that are service advancement associated, they aren’t qualified for the job. They should translate the work that the rest of the team is doing into goals for your firm. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re striking the targets you need to hit with the correct 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’ve seen across the country for somebody of this quality.

Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant means “certified public accountant.” If you’ve started your firm, you know that you need a tax obligation individual, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax strategy. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it so that you are not investing more than you require to on taxes. That’s the major goal. However, a CPA usually fills the role of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent celebration. They make sure that your books are accurate as well as clean and also reflective of what’s happening in the real life. In terms of cost, you’re mosting likely to invest anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 a hr for a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

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