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South Dakota Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving South Dakota, 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

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.

South Dakota 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 take on your accounting yourself and DIY it. Options like QuickBooks have actually made this possible, but I alert you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you probably need to let somebody else deal with it.

  1. If you are privately asking yourself if you’re also doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re not doing it at all because well you do not know what to do and it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge warning and it’s time to allow a professional take control of.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some Certified public accountants expense per hour, they charge you some dollars per hr relying on how much time they place in. It’s additionally common to charge taken care of costs for individual projects. Your CPA could do your income tax return for one cost as well as prepare another quote for the following task. An additional popular cost structure is the yearly set rate agreement. Your Certified Public Accountant could say, “I’m going to supply this variety of solutions to you, as well as I’m mosting likely to offer you limitless call as well as limitless conferences, and I’m mosting likely to do that all for $X amount of bucks each year.” That dollar amount would probably be billed monthly.

We usually recommend connections which are not per hour. Dealt with fee billing motivates interaction between the customer as well as the Certified Public Accountant. The even more the Certified Public Accountant knows about the customer’s service and their life and what’s taking place, the far better suggestions they can offer. When customers are unpleasant with getting the phone, scared they’re going to get a huge bill, they are much less likely to choose the phone speak with their Certified Public Accountant when they have something on their mind.

What should I expect from my CPA?
What you should anticipate from your Certified Public Accountant depends a lot on your business objectives. If you’re an extremely local business and also you’re not preparing to grow a lot in the near future, perhaps all you require is somebody to prepare your tax return. Nonetheless, probably you have an expanding company. You need someone who can speak with you on worker matters, management issues, accounting system established as well as layout. These are some points to take into consideration when envisioning the degree of dedication you require from your Certified Public Accountant.

I commonly trainer my customers to assemble a shopping list of things they want from us. Obviously, the even more dedication a client needs from us, the bigger the interaction will be, which will enhance expenses. Starting from the optimum and working down, though, is constantly the most effective bet. We can train you on which things on your want list will certainly be the most impactful to your service as well as which ones could be less important.

So list out those particular objectives you intend to accomplish with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that relationship.” Do not hesitate to make that a rather lengthy listing. What you wish to do is pretend cash is no object. Checklist everything that you wish to get out of this relationship. From that setting, you can start to prioritize that listing as well as say, “these 6 things are most important in this relationship that I’m mosting likely to have.”.

Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant for my business?
So how do you know who you require to work with? Should it be a bookkeeper, an accountant, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the difference? One of the most vital thing is simply that you understand that these documents are being maintained which you feel confident in the individual keeping them.

A bookkeeper maintains your accounting documents. They enter all transactions, and also they stabilize your funds. Accountants specialize in finances, tax obligations, budget plans, business procedures, pay-roll, and finance. But recognize this, there are various kinds of accountants that specialize in various areas of service. To put it simply, if you break your leg, do not go to the dermatologist.

You want to make certain that you locate the appropriate individual for your small business. Puff Smoke Accounting has accountants and also accountants on personnel. This way. When it comes to regular monthly transaction handling, our accountants can do it for a lower charge. When we’re discussing money management and also tax preparation, you have a Certified Public Accountant all set to step in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action leading of coming to be profitable in your organisation? You’re going to require an accountant. Currently you do not need to employ us. You can hire in residence. If you engage in residence, that should you get? There are a great deal of alternatives and many different budgets out there that you need to be familiar with. You don’t wish to obtain the incorrect person for the wrong task summary.

The very first person you’re mosting likely to employ is your accountant. This is the data access specialist. Depending on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a different amount for this person. If you reside in Idaho, for example, you may be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you’re in New York or The Golden State, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the exact same setting. Know that this person serves a specific function. They’re not mosting likely to be strong at creating records for you or doing business analytics or accounting processes. Their task is to obtain data right into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new business owner, likely, you have actually been doing this yourself. It’s wise to offload some of the heavy dirty work of accounting, which will enable you to begin assessing the records. A bookkeeper is an excellent hire for any person prepared to increase their service, but not prepared to purchase the high top tier accounting professionals just yet.

The next degree up individuals is the accountant. Now, a lot of individuals assume accountants and accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s very, very various. You’re going to pay a higher amount for somebody that’s an accountant. Your accountant has been putting data into the system all month long. Your accountant usually is helping to look after that procedure. After that, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do several of the more heavy lifting tasks which call for resolving your test balance and making month-end journal entrances. They will additionally do a few of the amassing work that’s mosting likely to require to happen in your financials.

In many cases, an accounting professional will help produce economic statements. They are at that month’s end setting. For an accountant, depending once again on where you live, you can anticipate to pay anywhere from maybe $30k up to $60k/year.

The next level up is the controller. The controller fills up the process of overseeing the entire audit system. They get to manage what’s occurring and when. They make certain the information is getting into the system on schedule, which the month as well as basic rate of interests are happening in a timely manner. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s appearing of the bookkeeping system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, and the cash flow declaration. Those sort of records rest on the shoulders of your controller. This is an extra expensive setting to fill, as well as it needs to be. This person requires to have a great deal of experience, should at the very least a bachelor’s level in accountancy, if not entering their master’s level. I would anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for this person.

Now we’re going to talk about the King or queen on top of the hill. This is your CFO. CFO stands for “chief financial officer.” They hold a C suite position in your business. He or she’s pricey. You want to beware when you employ a CFO because not all CFOs are produced equal. Every little thing approximately this factor has been task-related, concentrating on simply journal entries and also debiting and also crediting. When you enter a CFO role, this requires calculated reasoning. Not all accounting professionals have that capacity. If they’re unable to see the big picture and also produce strategies that are organisation development relevant, they aren’t gotten the task. They must equate the work that the remainder of the team is doing into goals for your company. Your CFO needs to make sure that you’re striking the targets you need to hit with the right amount of cash behind each goal. For a CFO, you can anticipate 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 Certified Public Accountant stands for “certified public accountant.” If you’ve started your business, you understand that you need a tax individual, 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 whatever you’re doing throughout the year and prepare it to make sure that you are not spending greater than you require to on taxes. That’s the main goal. Nevertheless, a Certified Public Accountant commonly fills up the function of an auditor where they can be found in as an independent event. They make certain that your publications are precise and also clean as well as reflective of what’s occurring in the real life. In terms of cost, you’re going to invest anywhere between $125 an hour to upwards of $450 an hour for a qualified CPA.

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