Select Page

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

Free 15 Minute Consult - (833) 319-0797

Get A Free Online Consultation

Have burning questions you need to get answered? Take advantage of our free half hour initial consultation.


“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

Protect Investments
Maintain Margins
Drive Growth

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.


Happy Clients

Recreational Use States

Medical Legalized States

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.

Get In Touch With a Professional

Frequently Asked

When is it time to hire a CPA for my cannabis business?

There are certainly methods to handle your audit yourself as well as DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have made this feasible, however I warn you, if you are doing among these 2 things, you probably require to allow another person care for it.

  1. If you are covertly questioning if you’re even doing this right in any way, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it in all because well you do not know what to do and also it’s overwhelming, that’s a significant red flag and it’s time to let an expert take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants costs hourly, they charge you some dollars per hour depending upon just how much time they put in. It’s additionally typical to charge taken care of charges for individual jobs. Your CPA might do your income tax return for one rate and prepare one more price quote for the following project. An additional popular cost structure is the annual fixed price agreement. Your CPA could claim, “I’m mosting likely to offer this variety of solutions to you, as well as I’m going to give you endless phone calls as well as unrestricted conferences, and also 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 commonly advise partnerships which are not hourly. Fixed fee billing motivates interaction in between the client as well as the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the Certified Public Accountant finds out about the customer’s service and their life and also what’s going on, the much better suggestions they can give. When clients are uneasy with grabbing the phone, terrified they’re going to get a big bill, they are much less most likely to select 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 get out of your Certified Public Accountant depends a whole lot on your company objectives. If you’re a very small company as well as you’re not planning to grow much in the future, perhaps all you need is someone to prepare your tax return. Nevertheless, probably you have a growing business. You require someone that can seek advice from you on worker issues, monitoring issues, accounting system set up as well as style. These are some points to take into consideration when thinking of the degree of commitment you require from your CPA. I usually coach my clients to assemble a want list of things they desire from us. Certainly, the even more dedication a customer needs from us, the larger the involvement will be, which will increase prices. Beginning with the maximum and functioning down, though, is constantly the very best wager. We can coach you on which things on your want list will certainly be one of the most impactful to your organisation as well as which ones might be less important. So checklist out those specific purposes you want to achieve with your Certified Public Accountant. “This is what I want out of that relationship.” Do not hesitate to make that a rather long checklist. What you want to do is pretend cash is no object. Listing everything that you desire to get out of this connection. From that placement, you can start to prioritize that list and also claim, “these 6 things are essential in this relationship that I’m going 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 distinction? One of the most vital point is just that you know that these records are being kept which you feel confident in the person keeping them. An accountant keeps your audit documents. They enter all transactions, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accountants specialize in funds, taxes, spending plans, company operations, pay-roll, as well as money management. Yet recognize this, there are various types of accounting professionals that focus on various areas of organisation. To put it simply, if you break your leg, don’t go to the dermatologist. You wish to ensure that you discover the ideal person for your small business. Puff Puff Accountancy has bookkeepers and also accounting professionals on personnel. In this manner. When it comes to month-to-month transaction handling, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower cost. When we’re discussing money management and also tax obligation planning, you have a CPA all set to action in.
What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action primary of ending up being successful in your service? You’re going to need an accountant. Now you do not have to employ us. You can employ in home. If you take part in residence, who should you get? There are a great deal of options as well as various budgets available that you need to be aware of. You don’t wish to get the wrong person for the wrong task description. The initial person you’re mosting likely to hire is your accountant. This is the data entry expert. Relying 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 might be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you’re in New York City or The Golden State, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the very same setting. Know that this person serves a details duty. They’re not going to be strong at creating reports for you or working analytics or accounting procedures. Their job is to obtain information into the system. And if you’re a brand-new business owner, likely, you have actually been doing this on your own. It’s wise to offload several of the heavy grunt work of accounting, which will certainly enable you to start evaluating the reports. A bookkeeper is a good hire for any person all set to expand their company, but not prepared to invest in the high top rate accountants right now. The following degree up guys is the accountant. Currently, a great deal of individuals assume bookkeepers and accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s very, very different. You’re going to pay a higher amount for somebody that’s an accounting professional. Your bookkeeper has actually been placing information right into the system all month long. Your accounting professional typically is helping to oversee that process. Then, at the end of the month, your accounting professional will do several of the even more hefty lifting tasks which need resolving your trial equilibrium and also making month-end journal entrances. They will likewise do some of the amassing job that’s going to need to occur in your financials. In many cases, an accountant will assist produce monetary declarations. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accounting professional, depending once again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from perhaps $30k up to $60k/year. The following degree up is the controller. The controller loads the procedure of overseeing the entire bookkeeping system. They reach orchestrate what’s happening and when. They make certain the information is entering the system in a timely manner, which the month and basic interests are occurring promptly. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s appearing of the bookkeeping system. That is the annual report, the earnings statement, and the cash flow declaration. Those kinds of files hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more pricey placement to load, as well as it needs to be. This person needs to have a lot of experience, must at least a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, if not getting involved in 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 speak about the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “primary financial officer.” They hold a C suite position in your business. This person’s costly. You want to beware when you hire a CFO since not all CFOs are developed equivalent. Every little thing approximately this factor has been task-related, concentrating on simply journal entrances and debiting and attributing. When you enter a CFO function, this requires calculated reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that capability. If they’re unable to see the big picture and develop plans that are business development related, they aren’t qualified for the work. They ought to equate the job that the rest of the group is doing into goals for your firm. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the correct amount of money behind each goal. 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. Last but not least is the CPA. The CPA means “state-licensed accountant.” If you’ve begun your company, you understand that you need a tax person, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do two points. One is to prepare your tax strategy. That is to take every little thing you’re doing throughout the year and also prepare it to make sure that you are not spending greater than you require to on taxes. That’s the main goal. However, a Certified Public Accountant often fills up the duty of an auditor where they are available in as an independent event. They make certain that your publications are exact as well as clean and also reflective of what’s taking place in the real world. In regards to price, you’re going to invest anywhere in between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a certified Certified Public Accountant.

Contact Us

(833) 319-0797