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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 definitely means to take on your audit yourself as well as DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, but I warn you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you possibly require to let someone else care for it.

  1. If you are covertly questioning if you’re also doing this right in any way, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it in any way because well you do not understand what to do and also it’s frustrating, that’s a significant warning as well as it’s time to let a specialist take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants bill hourly, they bill you some dollars per hour depending on how much time they place in. It’s also common to charge dealt with charges for individual jobs. Your CPA may do your income tax return for one price as well as prepare an additional estimate for the following job. One more prominent cost structure is the annual set rate contract. Your Certified Public Accountant might say, “I’m mosting likely to provide this variety of services to you, and I’m going to provide you endless call and limitless conferences, and also I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of dollars each year.” That buck quantity would more than likely be billed monthly. We typically suggest connections which are not hourly. Fixed cost payment urges communication between the client and also the Certified Public Accountant. The more the CPA learns about the client’s organisation and also their life and what’s taking place, the better suggestions they can give. When customers are unpleasant with getting the phone, worried they’re going to get a large costs, they are much less most likely to select the phone speak to their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you must get out of your CPA depends a lot on your company goals. If you’re a really small business and you’re not preparing to expand much in the future, perhaps all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. However, probably you have an expanding organisation. You require a person that can seek advice from you on staff member issues, administration concerns, accounting system established as well as style. These are some points to think about when envisioning the degree of dedication you require from your Certified Public Accountant. I usually instructor my clients to put together a wish list of things they want from us. Naturally, the even more commitment a customer requires from us, the larger the interaction will certainly be, which will raise costs. Beginning with the maximum and also functioning down, however, is always the very best wager. We can trainer you on which things on your shopping list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your service as well as which ones could be lesser. So list out those details goals you want to accomplish with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that relationship.” Do not hesitate to make that a rather lengthy list. What you want to do is pretend cash is no item. List everything that you desire to get out of this connection. From that position, you can begin to prioritize that listing as well as state, “these six points are most important in this partnership 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 employ? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? One of the most essential thing is simply that you understand that these records are being maintained which you feel confident in the person maintaining them. A bookkeeper keeps your audit documents. They enter all purchases, and they balance your funds. Accountants concentrate on finances, tax obligations, budget plans, organisation procedures, pay-roll, and also money management. Yet understand this, there are different kinds of accountants who specialize in various areas of business. Simply put, if you damage your leg, don’t most likely to the skin specialist. You wish to make sure that you find the ideal person for your small business. Smoke Puff Accountancy has bookkeepers and accountants on personnel. By doing this. When it comes to monthly transaction handling, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower cost. When we’re discussing finance and also tax obligation preparation, you have a CPA prepared to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action top of coming to be rewarding in your business? You’re going to require an accounting professional. Now you don’t need to employ us. You can work with in home. If you take part in home, that should you get? There are a great deal of choices and many different budget plans out there that you need to be familiar with. You don’t want to obtain the incorrect person for the incorrect task description. The first individual you’re mosting likely to employ is your bookkeeper. This is the data entry specialist. Relying on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various amount for this person. If you stay in Idaho, for example, you may 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 position. Know that he or she serves a specific role. They’re not going to be strong at creating reports for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their work is to obtain 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 some of the heavy dirty work of audit, which will allow you to start evaluating the records. A bookkeeper is an excellent hire for any person all set to expand their service, but not prepared to buy the high top rate accountants right now. The next degree up people is the accountant. Currently, a great deal of people assume bookkeepers and also accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s really, really different. You’re mosting likely to pay a higher amount for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has been placing information into the system all month long. Your accounting professional normally is helping to look after that process. Then, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will certainly do a few of the more hefty lifting tasks which require reconciling your test balance and making month-end journal entries. They will additionally 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 assist create monetary declarations. They go to that month’s end placement. For an accounting professional, depending once more on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k as much as $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller loads the process of managing the whole accountancy system. They reach manage what’s occurring as well as when. They see to it the data is getting involved in the system promptly, which the month as well as general rate of interests are happening in a timely manner. The controller is responsible for the final product that’s coming out of the accounting system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, as well as the capital statement. Those sort of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra pricey setting to fill up, as well as it ought to be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, should a minimum of a bachelor’s level in audit, if not entering into their master’s level. 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 in addition to the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO means “chief financial officer.” They hold a C suite position in your company. This person’s costly. You want to take care when you employ a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are developed equal. Every little thing as much as this factor has been task-related, focusing on simply journal entrances and also debiting and 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 and produce plans that are service advancement relevant, they aren’t qualified for the task. They must equate the work that the remainder of the group is doing into objectives for your company. Your CFO needs to ensure that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of money behind each goal. For a CFO, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is normally what I’ve seen nationwide for someone of this quality. Last but not least is the CPA. The CPA stands for “cpa.” If you’ve started your company, you know that you require a tax individual, right? That’s the CPA. His task is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax obligation method. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it so that you are not investing greater than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the primary goal. However, a Certified Public Accountant often fills up the function of an auditor where they come in as an independent party. They make sure that your books are exact and clean as well as reflective of what’s happening in the real world. In regards to price, you’re going to invest anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 a hr for a qualified CPA.

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