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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.

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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 absolutely means to tackle your accounting yourself and DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have made this feasible, but I caution you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you probably need to allow someone else look after it.

  1. If you are covertly asking yourself if you’re also doing this right in all, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it in any way because well you do not know what to do as well as it’s overwhelming, that’s a significant red flag and it’s time to allow an expert take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill hourly, they charge you some bucks per hr depending on just how much time they place in. It’s also usual to bill fixed costs for private projects. Your CPA could do your income tax return for one cost and also prepare one more quote for the next task. One more prominent rate framework is the yearly fixed price agreement. Your Certified Public Accountant might claim, “I’m going to provide this range of services to you, and I’m mosting likely to provide you unlimited call and endless meetings, and also I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of bucks per year.” That buck amount would certainly most likely be billed monthly. We usually advise relationships which are not per hour. Taken care of fee payment motivates communication in between the client and the CPA. The even more the Certified Public Accountant finds out about the client’s company as well as their life as well as what’s going on, the far better advice they can provide. When clients are awkward with grabbing the phone, afraid they’re going to get a huge costs, they are much less likely to pick the phone speak to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you need to anticipate from your CPA depends a lot on your service goals. If you’re a very small company and also you’re not planning to grow a lot in the near future, maybe all you need is somebody to prepare your tax return. Nevertheless, maybe you have a growing organisation. You need a person that can speak with you on worker matters, management problems, accounting system set up as well as layout. These are some points to think about when imagining the degree of commitment you require from your Certified Public Accountant. I generally coach my clients to put together a want list of things they desire from us. Certainly, the more dedication a client requires from us, the larger the interaction will certainly be, which will enhance prices. Beginning with the optimum as well as functioning down, however, is always the very best bet. We can coach you on which items on your shopping list will be the most impactful to your service and also which ones could be lesser. So list out those certain purposes you want to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I want out of that partnership.” Don’t hesitate to make that a quite lengthy list. What you wish to do is pretend cash is no object. Checklist whatever that you desire to get out of this connection. From that placement, you can start to prioritize that listing and also claim, “these six things are most important 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 need to hire? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the distinction? One of the most essential point is simply that you know that these documents are being maintained which you feel confident in the person maintaining them. An accountant preserves your audit documents. They enter all deals, and they stabilize your funds. Accountants concentrate on finances, taxes, budgets, service procedures, payroll, as well as money management. Yet understand this, there are different sorts of accounting professionals that concentrate on various locations of company. Simply put, if you damage your leg, do not go to the skin specialist. You want to make sure that you locate the ideal person for your local business. Smoke Smoke Audit has bookkeepers and accountants on team. By doing this. When it involves month-to-month purchase handling, our accountants can do it for a lower cost. When we’re discussing finance and also tax obligation preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to step in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action number one of ending up being profitable in your service? You’re going to need an accountant. Now you do not have to employ us. You can hire in house. If you take part in home, that should you get? There are a great deal of options and also several spending plans around that you require to be aware of. You do not intend to get the wrong individual for the incorrect work description. The initial person you’re mosting likely to employ is your accountant. This is the data entry professional. Relying on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various quantity for he or she. If you stay in Idaho, as an 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 exact same setting. Know that this person offers a certain duty. They’re not going to be strong at developing records for you or doing business analytics or accounting procedures. Their job is to get data right into the system. As well as if you’re a new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s clever to unload several of the heavy dirty work of accounting, which will allow you to begin assessing the records. A bookkeeper is a good hire for anybody all set to broaden their service, however not prepared to purchase the high leading tier accounting professionals just yet. The following degree up people is the accountant. Currently, a great deal of individuals think accountants as well as accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s really, really different. You’re mosting likely to pay a higher amount for someone that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has been placing data right into the system all month long. Your accountant generally is aiding to oversee that process. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do several of the more hefty lifting tasks which need integrating your test equilibrium and making month-end journal entries. They will likewise do a few of the accrual work that’s going to need to take place in your financials. In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly help create financial declarations. They are at that month’s end position. For an accounting professional, depending once again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from maybe $30k up to $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills up the procedure of overseeing the whole bookkeeping system. They reach orchestrate what’s occurring and when. They see to it the data is entering the system on schedule, and that the month and also basic passions are taking place promptly. The controller is in charge of the end product that’s coming out of the accounting system. That is the annual report, the income statement, as well as the cash flow statement. Those sort of files hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more pricey position to load, as well as it needs to be. He or she requires to have a great deal of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s degree in accounting, if not entering into their master’s level. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re going to speak about the King or queen in addition to the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO means “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection setting in your firm. He or she’s costly. You intend to beware when you employ a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are created equal. Whatever up to this factor has actually been task-related, concentrating on just journal entries as well as debiting as well as crediting. When you step into a CFO duty, this needs critical reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that ability. If they’re not able to see the big picture and develop strategies that are business advancement associated, they aren’t gotten the job. They must equate the job that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your firm. 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 commonly what I have actually seen nationwide for somebody of this quality. Last but not least is the CPA. The Certified Public Accountant represents “certified public accountant.” If you’ve begun your company, you know that you require a tax person, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His task is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax obligation technique. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and prepare it to ensure that you are not investing more than you require to on taxes. That’s the primary objective. Nevertheless, a CPA usually fills up the role of an auditor where they come in as an independent party. They see to it that your publications are accurate and also clean as well as reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In terms of cost, you’re mosting likely to invest anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 an hour for a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

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