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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.

You need CPA who understands the cannabis industry.

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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Recreational Use States

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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 absolutely methods to take on your accountancy on your own as well as Do It Yourself it. Alternatives like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, but I caution you, if you are doing one of these 2 things, you possibly need to let someone else deal with it.

  1. If you are secretly asking yourself if you’re even doing this right in all, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it at all because well you don’t know what to do and it’s overwhelming, that’s a big warning and it’s time to allow an expert take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants expense hourly, they bill you some bucks per hour depending upon just how much time they put in. It’s also common to bill fixed costs for individual projects. Your CPA might do your income tax return for one rate and prepare another price quote for the following job. An additional prominent cost framework is the yearly fixed cost contract. Your CPA may say, “I’m mosting likely to offer this series of solutions to you, as well as I’m going to provide you endless call as well as unlimited conferences, and I’m going to do that all for $X quantity of dollars each year.” That dollar amount would certainly more than likely be billed monthly.

We typically advise relationships which are not hourly. Repaired cost billing motivates interaction between the client and also the CPA. The more the CPA understands about the customer’s service as well as their life and what’s going on, the much better suggestions they can provide. When customers are uneasy with grabbing the phone, worried they’re going to get a big bill, they are much less most likely to pick the phone talk with their Certified Public Accountant 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 whole lot on your organisation purposes. If you’re an extremely small company as well as you’re not preparing to grow a lot in the near future, maybe all you need is a person to prepare your tax return. Nonetheless, probably you have an expanding organisation. You require someone who can speak with you on staff member matters, administration problems, accounting system established and also style. These are some points to think about when imagining the level of dedication you require from your Certified Public Accountant.

I generally trainer my customers to create a wish list of points they want from us. Obviously, the more commitment a client needs from us, the larger the involvement will be, which will raise expenses. Beginning with the optimum and also working down, though, is always the most effective bet. We can instructor you on which things on your want list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your company and which ones might be lesser.

So list out those details objectives you wish to achieve with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that partnership.” Do not be afraid to make that a pretty long checklist. What you want to do is pretend money is no item. Checklist whatever that you desire to leave this relationship. From that position, you can start to prioritize that listing as well as claim, “these 6 things are most important in this partnership 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 need to hire? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accounting professional, or a CPA? What’s the difference? The most vital thing is just that you understand that these records are being kept and that you feel great in the individual maintaining them.

A bookkeeper keeps your audit records. They enter all deals, and also they stabilize your funds. Accounting professionals specialize in financial resources, taxes, budget plans, company procedures, pay-roll, and also finance. But understand this, there are various types of accounting professionals who concentrate on different locations of service. In other words, if you break your leg, do not most likely to the skin doctor.

You intend to make sure that you discover the best person for your local business. Puff Smoke Audit has bookkeepers and accountants on team. This way. When it pertains to regular monthly purchase handling, our accountants can do it for a lesser cost. When we’re discussing money management as well as tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant prepared to step in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step leading of becoming lucrative in your service? You’re going to need an accountant. Now you don’t have to hire us. You can work with in residence. If you engage in home, that should you obtain? There are a great deal of choices and also various budget plans out there that you need to be knowledgeable about. You do not wish to get the wrong person for the wrong job summary.

The first individual you’re mosting likely to employ is your accountant. This is the information entrance expert. Relying on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a different quantity for he or she. If you reside in Idaho, for instance, you might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. But if you remain in New York City or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 or perhaps $45,000 a year for the very same placement. Know that he or she serves a specific function. They’re not mosting likely to be solid at producing reports for you or doing business analytics or accounting processes. Their work is to obtain information into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s wise to unload several of the heavy dirty work of accountancy, which will certainly allow you to begin examining the reports. An accountant is a great hire for anyone ready to broaden their business, however not prepared to purchase the high leading tier accounting professionals right now.

The next degree up guys is the accountant. Now, a lot of people think bookkeepers and accountants coincide. They’re not. It’s extremely, extremely different. You’re going to pay a greater amount for somebody that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has been putting data right into the system all month long. Your accounting professional commonly is assisting to look after that process. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do some of the more heavy training jobs which require resolving your test equilibrium and also making month-end journal access. They will also do a few of the amassing work that’s mosting likely to need to occur in your financials.

In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly aid produce monetary declarations. They go to that month’s end position. For an accountant, depending once more on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from possibly $30k up to $60k/year.

The following level up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of supervising the entire accounting system. They reach orchestrate what’s taking place and also when. They make certain the data is getting involved in the system on time, and that the month and general interests are occurring on schedule. The controller is accountable for the end product that’s coming out of the bookkeeping system. That is the annual report, the income statement, and also the capital declaration. Those sort of files rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more costly position to load, as well as it ought to be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, should at least a bachelor’s degree in audit, if not entering their master’s degree. I would anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she.

Currently we’re mosting likely to talk about the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO means “primary financial officer.” They hold a C collection setting in your business. He or she’s pricey. You intend to beware when you work with a CFO since not all CFOs are produced equal. Whatever up to this factor has actually been task-related, focusing on simply journal entries and debiting and also crediting. When you step into a CFO function, this requires strategic reasoning. Not all accountants have that ability. If they’re unable to see the big picture and also create strategies that are business growth relevant, they aren’t qualified for the job. They should equate the work that the rest of the group is doing into objectives for your firm. Your CFO needs to ensure 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 typically what I’ve seen nationwide for somebody of this quality.

Last but not least is the Certified Public Accountant. The CPA means “state-licensed accountant.” If you’ve started your business, you know that you need a tax individual, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His task is to do two things. One is to prepare your tax technique. That is to take whatever you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it to make sure that you are not investing more than you need to on taxes. That’s the major goal. Nonetheless, a Certified Public Accountant often fills the function of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent party. They ensure that your publications are accurate as well as tidy as well as reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In terms of cost, you’re mosting likely to spend anywhere in between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 an hour for a certified CPA.

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