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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 definitely methods to handle your accounting yourself and also Do It Yourself it. Choices like QuickBooks have made this possible, however I warn you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you most likely need to let somebody else take care of it.

  1. If you are secretly wondering if you’re also doing this right in any way, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it whatsoever because well you do not recognize what to do as well as it’s frustrating, that’s a big red flag as well as it’s time to allow a professional take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants expense per hour, they charge you some dollars per hour relying on how much time they put in. It’s also common to charge repaired costs for individual tasks. Your Certified Public Accountant might do your tax return for one cost as well as prepare one more estimate for the following task. One more popular price structure is the annual fixed price contract. Your Certified Public Accountant could say, “I’m going to offer this range of solutions to you, as well as I’m going to provide you unrestricted call as well as endless conferences, and I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X quantity of bucks annually.” That buck amount would certainly most likely be billed monthly. We normally suggest relationships which are not per hour. Dealt with cost invoicing encourages interaction in between the client and the CPA. The more the Certified Public Accountant finds out about the customer’s company and also their life and what’s going on, the better suggestions they can offer. When customers are unpleasant with getting the phone, worried they’re going to get a huge expense, they are less most likely to pick the phone talk with their Certified Public Accountant when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you need to expect from your Certified Public Accountant depends a lot on your company objectives. If you’re a really small business and also you’re not planning to grow a lot in the future, perhaps all you need is someone to prepare your income tax return. Nonetheless, possibly you have a growing service. You need someone that can consult with you on employee issues, monitoring problems, accounting system set up as well as style. These are some things to think about when imagining the degree of dedication you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I generally coach my clients to put together a wish list of points they desire from us. Certainly, the more dedication a customer requires from us, the larger the involvement will certainly be, which will raise expenses. Starting from the maximum as well as working down, however, is always the very best wager. We can coach you on which products on your wish list will be the most impactful to your company and also which ones may be less important. So list out those details objectives you intend to complete with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I desire out of that connection.” Do not hesitate to make that a pretty lengthy listing. What you wish to do is pretend cash is no item. List everything that you wish to get out of this partnership. From that placement, you can begin to focus on that listing as well as state, “these six points are essential in this connection that I’m going to have.”.
Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So how do you know who you require to hire? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the difference? One of the most essential thing is simply that you recognize that these records are being maintained which you feel confident in the individual maintaining them. An accountant keeps your bookkeeping records. They get in all transactions, and they balance your funds. Accountants specialize in finances, tax obligations, budget plans, organisation procedures, payroll, as well as finance. But understand this, there are different types of accountants that focus on different locations of company. In other words, if you break your leg, don’t go to the skin doctor. You want to make certain that you find the best person for your local business. Smoke Smoke Audit has bookkeepers and accountants on personnel. By doing this. When it pertains to 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 CPA all set to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of becoming rewarding in your organisation? You’re mosting likely to require an accounting professional. Currently you don’t have to employ us. You can hire in house. If you engage in home, that should you get? There are a great deal of options and various budget plans available that you require to be knowledgeable about. You do not wish to get the wrong person for the incorrect job description. The first individual you’re mosting likely to work with is your accountant. This is the information entrance professional. Depending upon where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a different amount for he or she. If you stay in Idaho, for example, you could be on the lower end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But if you’re in New York City or The Golden State, you could be upwards of 40,000 or perhaps $45,000 a year for the very same placement. Know that he or she serves a specific function. They’re not going to be solid at producing reports for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their work is to get data into the system. As well as if you’re a new entrepreneur, likely, you have actually been doing this yourself. It’s wise to unload a few of the hefty grunt work of audit, which will permit you to start assessing the reports. A bookkeeper is an excellent hire for anybody ready to broaden their service, yet not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals just yet. The next degree up individuals is the accounting professional. Currently, a lot of individuals assume accountants as well as accountants coincide. They’re not. It’s really, really various. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater quantity for someone that’s an accountant. Your accountant has been placing data right into the system all month long. Your accountant usually is aiding to supervise that process. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will do a few of the even more heavy lifting jobs which require integrating your test balance and making month-end journal entrances. They will additionally do several of the amassing job that’s going to need to happen in your financials. In many cases, an accounting professional will certainly help produce financial declarations. They go to that month’s end placement. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k approximately $60k/year. The next degree up is the controller. The controller loads the procedure of supervising the whole bookkeeping system. They get to manage what’s happening as well as when. They see to it the information is getting involved in the system promptly, which the month as well as basic interests are taking place promptly. The controller is accountable for the end product that’s appearing of the audit system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings declaration, and also the capital declaration. Those sort of papers hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey position to fill up, and also it should be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, need to at least a bachelor’s level in accounting, if not getting into their master’s degree. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person. Now we’re going to speak about the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO means “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection setting in your firm. He or she’s expensive. You want to beware when you hire a CFO since not all CFOs are created equal. Everything up to this point has actually been task-related, concentrating on simply journal entries and also debiting and also crediting. When you step into a CFO role, this needs strategic reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that capability. If they’re not able to see the big picture and create plans that are service development associated, they aren’t gotten approved for the task. They should equate the job that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your business. Your CFO needs to make certain that you’re striking 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 usually what I have actually seen nationwide for someone of this quality. Last but not least is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant stands for “certified public accountant.” If you’ve begun your company, you understand that you need a tax obligation man, right? That’s the CPA. His job is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax approach. That is to take every little thing you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it so that you are not investing greater than you need to on taxes. That’s the major goal. Nonetheless, a CPA frequently loads the function of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent party. They ensure that your publications are exact and also tidy and reflective of what’s occurring in the real life. In terms of expense, you’re going to spend anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified CPA.

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