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Rhode Island Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Rhode Island, 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 – (833) 319-0797

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.

Rhode Island 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 handle your bookkeeping on your own as well as Do It Yourself it. Choices like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, yet I warn you, if you are doing one of these two points, you possibly require to let another person look after it.

  1. If you are privately questioning if you’re even doing this right at all, that’s a red flag.
  2. If you’re not doing it in any way because well you don’t know what to do and also it’s frustrating, that’s a huge warning as well as it’s time to let an expert take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill per hour, they bill you some bucks per hour depending upon just how much time they place in. It’s additionally usual to bill fixed costs for specific tasks. Your CPA could do your income tax return for one rate and also prepare another price quote for the next task. One more preferred cost structure is the yearly set cost contract. Your Certified Public Accountant might claim, “I’m going to give this variety of solutions to you, and I’m going to offer you limitless phone calls and endless meetings, as well as I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X quantity of bucks per year.” That dollar quantity would certainly probably be billed monthly. We usually advise partnerships which are not hourly. Taken care of charge payment urges interaction in between the customer and also the Certified Public Accountant. The more the Certified Public Accountant understands about the customer’s company and also their life and also what’s going on, the far better advice they can provide. When customers are awkward with picking up the phone, terrified they’re going to get a large bill, they are less 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 should expect from your CPA depends a great deal on your business objectives. If you’re a very small business and you’re not intending to grow much in the near future, perhaps all you require is somebody to prepare your income tax return. Nevertheless, maybe you have a growing service. You need someone that can speak with you on employee matters, management issues, accounting system set up and also design. These are some things to think about when thinking of the level of dedication you need from your Certified Public Accountant. I generally train my customers to create a shopping list of things they desire from us. Certainly, the more dedication a customer requires from us, the larger the engagement will certainly be, which will enhance costs. Beginning with the maximum and functioning down, however, is constantly the most effective wager. We can coach you on which products on your shopping list will be the most impactful to your service and which ones may be less important. So list out those details objectives you intend to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I desire out of that relationship.” Do not hesitate to make that a quite lengthy listing. What you want to do is pretend cash is no object. Listing whatever that you wish to get out of this partnership. From that placement, you can begin to prioritize that checklist and state, “these six things are crucial in this connection 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 work with? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accountant, or a CPA? What’s the distinction? One of the most essential thing is simply that you recognize that these records are being kept which you feel great in the person maintaining them. An accountant maintains your accounting documents. They enter all deals, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accountants concentrate on finances, taxes, budgets, company operations, pay-roll, as well as money management. However recognize this, there are various types of accountants who focus on numerous areas of company. In other words, if you damage your leg, do not go to the skin specialist. You intend to ensure that you find the appropriate person for your small business. Smoke Smoke Accounting has bookkeepers and accounting professionals on personnel. In this manner. When it involves regular monthly purchase handling, our accountants can do it for a lower cost. When we’re discussing finance as well as tax obligation preparation, you have a CPA all set to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is step number one of coming to be profitable in your company? You’re going to need an accountant. Now you don’t have to hire us. You can employ in home. If you engage in house, who should you obtain? There are a lot of options and various budgets around that you need to be knowledgeable about. You do not intend to obtain the wrong individual for the incorrect work summary. The initial person you’re going to employ is your bookkeeper. This is the data entry professional. Relying on where you live, you’re going to pay a various quantity for he or she. If you live in Idaho, for example, you might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. Yet if you remain 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 details role. They’re not going to be strong at creating reports for you or operating analytics or accounting processes. Their work is to get data right into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, likely, you have actually been doing this on your own. It’s smart to offload some of the heavy grunt work of bookkeeping, which will enable you to start analyzing the reports. An accountant is a great hire for anybody all set to broaden their company, but not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals just yet. The following degree up men is the accounting professional. Now, a great deal of individuals think bookkeepers and also accounting professionals coincide. They’re not. It’s very, extremely different. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater quantity for someone that’s an accounting professional. Your accountant has been placing data right into the system all month long. Your accounting professional usually is aiding to supervise that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do several of the even more hefty training tasks which require resolving your trial equilibrium and also making month-end journal entrances. They will additionally do some of the accrual work that’s going to need to take place in your financials. In some cases, an accounting professional will certainly help develop monetary statements. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accountant, depending once more on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from possibly $30k as much as $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller loads the procedure of looking after the whole audit system. They reach manage what’s taking place and when. They make sure the information is getting involved in the system promptly, and that the month as well as general interests are happening on schedule. The controller is accountable for the end product that’s appearing of the accountancy system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, and also the cash flow declaration. Those kinds of records rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is a more expensive position to fill up, and it must be. This person requires to have a lot of experience, ought to a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, if not entering their master’s level. I would expect to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she. Now we’re mosting likely to discuss the King or queen in addition to the hill. This is your CFO. CFO means “primary financial officer.” They hold a C suite position in your company. This person’s expensive. You intend to beware when you employ a CFO because not all CFOs are produced equivalent. Everything as much as this point has actually been task-related, focusing on just journal entrances and also debiting and also attributing. When you enter a CFO role, this needs critical thinking. Not all accountants have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture and produce plans that are service development associated, they aren’t gotten the task. They ought to equate the job that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your company. Your CFO requires to ensure that you’re striking the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of cash behind each goal. For a CFO, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is commonly what I’ve seen nationwide for somebody of this caliber. Lastly is the Certified Public Accountant. The Certified Public Accountant stands for “certified public accountant.” If you’ve started your company, you understand that you need a tax obligation man, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His job is to do 2 things. One is to prepare your tax technique. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it so that you are not spending greater than you need to on tax obligations. That’s the primary objective. Nevertheless, a Certified Public Accountant typically loads the function of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent party. They make sure that your publications are precise and tidy and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real life. In regards to price, you’re mosting likely to invest anywhere between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

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