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Maryland Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Maryland, 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.

Maryland 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 certainly methods to take on your accountancy on your own as well as DIY it. Alternatives like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, yet I caution you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you probably require to allow someone else look after it.

  1. If you are privately asking yourself if you’re even doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining it at all because well you do not understand what to do as well as it’s overwhelming, that’s a big red flag and it’s time to let 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 put in. It’s also typical to charge dealt with costs for private jobs. Your CPA may do your tax return for one cost and prepare another estimate for the next task. Another prominent rate structure is the yearly set rate arrangement. Your CPA may claim, “I’m mosting likely to offer this variety of solutions to you, and I’m going to provide you unrestricted phone calls and also endless meetings, as well as I’m going to do that all for $X amount of dollars each year.” That buck quantity would certainly more than likely be billed monthly. We usually recommend relationships which are not per hour. Fixed cost payment urges interaction between the customer and also the CPA. The more the CPA finds out about the customer’s service and also their life and what’s taking place, the far better guidance they can offer. When customers are awkward with grabbing the phone, worried they’re going to get a large expense, they are much less likely to choose the phone talk to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you ought to expect from your Certified Public Accountant depends a great deal on your business goals. If you’re a very small company and you’re not planning to expand much in the future, maybe all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. Nonetheless, perhaps you have an expanding business. You require a person that can speak with you on staff member matters, monitoring issues, accounting system set up as well as layout. These are some points to consider when envisioning the degree of commitment you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I generally instructor my customers to create a want list of points they desire from us. Naturally, the more commitment a client requires from us, the larger the interaction will be, which will certainly enhance prices. Beginning with the optimum and also functioning down, though, is always the most effective bet. We can train you on which items on your want list will be one of the most impactful to your service and also which ones may be less important. So listing out those certain objectives you want to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that partnership.” Do not hesitate to make that a pretty lengthy checklist. What you intend to do is pretend money is no things. Listing whatever that you wish to get out of this relationship. From that setting, you can start to prioritize that list as well as claim, “these six points are crucial in this connection that I’m mosting likely 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 accountant, 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 kept which you feel great in the person keeping them. A bookkeeper maintains your audit documents. They get in all purchases, and they balance your funds. Accountants focus on financial resources, taxes, budget plans, service operations, pay-roll, and finance. Yet recognize this, there are different types of accounting professionals who concentrate on numerous areas of business. To put it simply, if you break your leg, don’t most likely to the dermatologist. You want to make sure that you find the right individual for your small company. Smoke Smoke Bookkeeping has accountants and also accounting professionals on staff. This way. When it involves regular monthly deal processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower charge. When we’re talking about finance and tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant ready to step in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action leading of becoming successful in your organisation? You’re mosting likely to require an accountant. Now you do not need to hire us. You can hire in residence. If you take part in residence, who should you obtain? There are a lot of choices as well as several budget plans out there that you need to be knowledgeable about. You don’t intend to obtain the wrong individual for the incorrect task description. The initial person you’re mosting likely to employ is your bookkeeper. This is the information entry specialist. Depending upon where you live, you’re going to pay a various amount for he or she. If you reside in Idaho, as an example, you might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you remain in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the exact same position. Know that he or she serves a specific function. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at producing records for you or operating analytics or accounting processes. Their task is to get data into the system. And 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 grunt work of accounting, which will certainly allow you to begin analyzing the records. An accountant is a great hire for anybody ready to expand their company, however not prepared to buy the high leading rate accounting professionals just yet. The next degree up guys is the accounting professional. Now, a lot of individuals assume accountants and accounting professionals coincide. They’re not. It’s really, very different. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater amount for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has actually been placing information into the system all month long. Your accounting professional normally is assisting to supervise that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do a few of the even more heavy lifting jobs which need integrating your test equilibrium and making month-end journal entrances. They will additionally do a few of the accrual job that’s going to require to happen in your financials. In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly help produce monetary statements. They go to that month’s end setting. For an accountant, depending again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from possibly $30k approximately $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller fills the process of looking after the whole accounting system. They get to manage what’s taking place and when. They see to it the information is getting into the system promptly, and that the month and also basic interests are taking place in a timely manner. The controller is in charge of the final product that’s coming out of the accounting system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings declaration, and also the cash flow statement. Those kinds of papers rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more costly placement to fill, and also it needs to be. This person requires to have a lot of experience, need to at the very least a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, otherwise entering into their master’s degree. I would certainly expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re mosting likely to speak about the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection placement in your business. This person’s costly. You want to be careful when you hire a CFO since not all CFOs are developed equivalent. Every little thing approximately this factor has been task-related, concentrating on just journal entrances as well as debiting and crediting. When you step into a CFO function, this requires strategic reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture and also create strategies that are company development related, they aren’t gotten the task. They should translate the job that the remainder of the group is doing into goals for your firm. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re striking the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of cash 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 caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA represents “cpa.” If you’ve begun your firm, you understand that you need a tax obligation guy, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His task is to do 2 things. 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 greater than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the major objective. However, a CPA commonly fills the duty of an auditor where they are available in as an independent celebration. They ensure that your books are accurate and also tidy and reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In regards to price, you’re mosting likely to spend anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified CPA.

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