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Minnesota Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Minnesota, 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.

Minnesota 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 means to handle your audit on your own and Do It Yourself it. Options like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, yet I advise you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you possibly need to allow somebody else take care of it.

  1. If you are secretly questioning if you’re also doing this right in all, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it in all because well you do not understand what to do and it’s overwhelming, that’s a massive warning as well as it’s time to let a professional take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill hourly, they charge you some bucks per hour depending upon how much time they put in. It’s likewise common to bill taken care of fees for individual tasks. Your CPA could do your income tax return for one rate as well as prepare one more estimate for the following job. Another preferred price structure is the yearly set rate arrangement. Your Certified Public Accountant may claim, “I’m going to provide this series of solutions to you, as well as I’m mosting likely to give you unlimited telephone call and unlimited meetings, and I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of bucks annually.” That buck amount would probably be billed monthly. We generally advise partnerships which are not per hour. Taken care of fee payment motivates interaction in between the customer and the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the CPA finds out about the customer’s service and their life as well as what’s going on, the much better suggestions they can provide. When clients are awkward with picking up the phone, worried they’re going to get a large bill, they are less most likely to pick the phone talk with their CPA when they have something on their mind.
What should I expect from my CPA?
What you should expect from your CPA depends a lot on your company objectives. If you’re a really local business and you’re not preparing to grow a lot in the near future, perhaps all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. However, perhaps you have an expanding business. You need a person that can seek advice from you on staff member matters, management problems, accounting system set up as well as style. These are some things to take into consideration when thinking of the degree of dedication you need from your CPA. I typically train my clients to create a wish list of points they desire from us. Naturally, the even more commitment a customer requires from us, the bigger the involvement will certainly be, which will certainly enhance costs. Starting from the maximum and functioning down, though, is always the most effective wager. We can train you on which items on your want list will be the most impactful to your organisation as well as which ones could be lesser. So checklist out those specific objectives you want to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I want out of that relationship.” Don’t be afraid to make that a quite lengthy checklist. What you want to do is pretend money is no object. Listing everything that you desire to get out of this relationship. From that placement, you can start to focus on that listing as well as say, “these six things are crucial in this relationship that I’m mosting likely to have.”.
Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So just how do you know who you require to hire? Should it be an accountant, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? The most vital point is just that you understand that these records are being maintained and that you feel confident in the person maintaining them. An accountant maintains your audit documents. They get in all purchases, and also they balance your funds. Accounting professionals concentrate on funds, tax obligations, budget plans, organisation procedures, payroll, and also money management. But know this, there are different sorts of accountants that concentrate on numerous locations of organisation. Simply put, if you damage your leg, don’t go to the dermatologist. You want to ensure that you find the right individual for your local business. Smoke Puff Bookkeeping has bookkeepers and also accounting professionals on personnel. By doing this. When it comes to month-to-month deal processing, our accountants can do it for a lesser charge. When we’re talking about money management and tax obligation planning, you have a CPA all set to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action leading of ending up being lucrative in your service? You’re mosting likely to need an accountant. Currently you don’t have to employ us. You can employ in home. If you engage in residence, who should you get? There are a lot of options as well as many different budget plans around that you need to be familiar with. You don’t want to obtain the wrong person for the wrong work description. The first person you’re mosting likely to employ is your accountant. This is the data entry specialist. Depending on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a different amount for he or she. If you stay in Idaho, for instance, you may 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 same placement. Know that this person offers a certain function. They’re not mosting likely to be strong at developing records for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their work is to get information into the system. As well as if you’re a new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this on your own. It’s clever to offload some of the heavy dirty work of bookkeeping, which will enable you to start assessing the records. A bookkeeper is an excellent hire for anyone all set to broaden their organisation, yet not prepared to buy the high top tier accounting professionals right now. The next level up men is the accountant. Currently, a great deal of people believe accountants and also accounting professionals are the same. They’re not. It’s very, really different. You’re mosting likely to pay a higher quantity for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has been putting information into the system all month long. Your accountant commonly is helping to supervise that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do several of the more heavy training tasks which require reconciling your test equilibrium as well as making month-end journal entries. They will certainly likewise do a few of the amassing job that’s going to need to occur in your financials. In many cases, an accountant will certainly help develop financial statements. They go to that month’s end position. For an accounting professional, depending again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k as much as $60k/year. The next level up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of supervising the entire accountancy system. They reach orchestrate what’s occurring and also when. They see to it the data is entering the system on time, which the month as well as basic rate of interests are happening promptly. The controller is accountable for the end product that’s appearing of the accountancy system. That is the annual report, the earnings declaration, and the capital statement. Those kinds of documents hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more pricey position to fill up, and it should be. He or she needs to have a great deal of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s degree in bookkeeping, if not getting into their master’s degree. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Currently we’re going to discuss the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO means “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection setting in your business. This person’s expensive. You wish to take care when you hire a CFO due to the fact that not all CFOs are produced equivalent. Everything as much as this factor has been task-related, focusing on just journal entrances and debiting and also crediting. When you enter a CFO role, this calls for critical thinking. Not all accountants have that ability. If they’re unable to see the big picture as well as develop strategies that are service advancement associated, they aren’t qualified for the work. They ought to convert the job that the remainder of the group is doing into objectives for your firm. Your CFO requires to make certain 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 generally what I’ve seen across the country for someone of this caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA represents “cpa.” If you’ve begun your business, you know that you require a tax obligation man, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax obligation method. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to make sure that you are not spending greater than you require to on tax obligations. That’s the major goal. Nonetheless, a Certified Public Accountant usually fills up the function of an auditor where they are available in as an independent event. They make sure that your publications are exact and tidy and reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In regards to cost, you’re going to spend anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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