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Maine Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Maine, 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.

Maine 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 ways to handle your bookkeeping on your own and DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have made this feasible, but I advise you, if you are doing among these two things, you most likely require to let someone else deal with it.

  1. If you are privately asking yourself if you’re also doing this right in any way, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it whatsoever because well you don’t know what to do as well as it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge red flag as well as it’s time to allow an expert take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill per hour, they bill you some dollars per hour relying on how much time they place in. It’s additionally typical to charge repaired fees for private projects. Your CPA may do your income tax return for one price and also prepare one more estimate for the next job. One more popular price structure is the annual fixed price agreement. Your CPA might say, “I’m going to offer this range of solutions to you, and I’m mosting likely to offer you endless telephone call and also limitless conferences, as well as I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of dollars each year.” That buck amount would certainly probably be billed monthly. We usually advise connections which are not hourly. Dealt with charge billing urges communication in between the customer and the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA learns about the customer’s organisation and their life and also what’s taking place, the far better recommendations they can give. When clients are unpleasant with getting the phone, scared they’re going to get a huge bill, they are less most likely to choose the phone speak to 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 CPA depends a lot on your company objectives. If you’re a very local business and also you’re not intending to grow much in the near future, maybe all you require is someone to prepare your tax return. However, perhaps you have an expanding company. You require someone that can talk to you on worker issues, monitoring issues, accounting system established as well as style. These are some points to take into consideration when thinking of the level of dedication you require from your CPA. I generally instructor my customers to create a want list of things they desire from us. Of course, the even more commitment a customer needs from us, the larger the engagement will be, which will certainly boost expenses. Beginning with the maximum as well as working down, though, is constantly the very best bet. We can trainer you on which products on your wish list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your business as well as which ones might be less important. So list out those specific purposes you intend to complete with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that relationship.” Do not hesitate to make that a quite long checklist. What you want to do is pretend cash is no item. Checklist every little thing that you wish to leave this connection. From that setting, you can begin to prioritize that checklist as well as claim, “these six points are most important 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 require to employ? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accountant, or a CPA? What’s the distinction? The most essential thing is just that you recognize that these records are being maintained and that you feel confident in the person maintaining them. An accountant preserves your accounting records. They get in all transactions, as well as they balance your funds. Accounting professionals specialize in finances, tax obligations, budget plans, service procedures, payroll, as well as finance. However recognize this, there are different kinds of accounting professionals that focus on various locations of company. To put it simply, if you damage your leg, do not most likely to the skin specialist. You wish to ensure that you find the appropriate individual for your small company. Puff Puff Accountancy has bookkeepers as well as accounting professionals on personnel. In this manner. When it comes to month-to-month transaction handling, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower charge. When we’re speaking about finance and also tax planning, you have a CPA ready to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step top of ending up being lucrative in your company? You’re going to require an accountant. Currently you don’t have to hire us. You can work with in residence. If you participate in residence, who should you obtain? There are a lot of options and also many different budget plans available that you require to be knowledgeable about. You do not intend to obtain the incorrect person for the incorrect task description. The first person you’re mosting likely to work with is your bookkeeper. This is the information entry expert. Depending on where you live, you’re going to pay a various amount for he or she. If you reside in Idaho, for example, you could be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. Yet if you’re in New York or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 or even $45,000 a year for the exact same setting. Know that he or she serves a particular function. They’re not mosting likely to be strong at producing records for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their work is to get information right into the system. As well as if you’re a brand-new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s wise to offload some of the hefty grunt work of audit, which will certainly permit you to start evaluating the reports. An accountant is a good hire for any person ready to broaden their company, yet not prepared to buy the high leading rate accounting professionals right now. The following degree up guys is the accounting professional. Now, a great deal of people think bookkeepers and accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s very, very various. You’re going to pay a greater quantity for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has actually been putting information right into the system all month long. Your accountant typically is helping to look after that procedure. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will do a few of the even more hefty lifting jobs which require resolving your test balance as well as making month-end journal entries. They will also do several of the amassing job that’s going to require to happen in your financials. In some cases, an accountant will help develop financial statements. They go to that month’s end position. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k approximately $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills the process of supervising the whole audit system. They reach coordinate what’s happening and when. They make sure the data is getting into the system on time, which the month as well as basic rate of interests are taking place on schedule. The controller is accountable for the final product that’s coming out of the bookkeeping system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, as well as the capital declaration. Those type of files hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey placement to fill up, as well as it ought to be. He or she requires to have a great deal of experience, need to at the very least a bachelor’s level in audit, otherwise entering their master’s degree. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re going to discuss the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO represents “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection placement in your company. This person’s pricey. You want to take care when you hire a CFO since not all CFOs are created equivalent. Everything as much as this point has actually been task-related, focusing on simply journal entries and debiting as well as attributing. When you step into a CFO role, this calls for calculated thinking. Not all accounting professionals have that capacity. If they’re unable to see the big picture as well as develop plans that are company advancement relevant, they aren’t qualified for the task. They should convert the work that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your firm. Your CFO requires to see to it that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of cash behind each goal. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is normally what I have actually seen across the country for someone of this caliber. Lastly is the CPA. The CPA represents “cpa.” If you’ve begun your company, you know that you need a tax person, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His task is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax obligation approach. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it to ensure that you are not spending greater than you need to on taxes. That’s the primary goal. Nonetheless, a Certified Public Accountant frequently loads the duty of an auditor where they are available in as an independent celebration. They ensure that your books are precise and also tidy and reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In regards to price, you’re going to spend anywhere in between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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