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Vermont Cannabis Accounting

Puff Puff Accounting, serving Vermont, 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.

Vermont 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 accountancy on your own as well as DIY it. Choices like QuickBooks have actually made this feasible, but I warn you, if you are doing one of these 2 points, you most likely require to allow somebody else deal with it.

  1. If you are covertly questioning if you’re even doing this right whatsoever, that’s a warning.
  2. If you’re refraining from doing it at all because well you don’t recognize what to do and it’s overwhelming, that’s a huge red flag as well as it’s time to let an expert take over.
What are common ways accountants bill their clients?
Some CPAs bill hourly, they charge you some bucks per hour depending on just how much time they place in. It’s likewise typical to bill dealt with charges for individual jobs. Your CPA may do your income tax return for one cost and prepare another quote for the following project. One more popular cost structure is the annual fixed cost arrangement. Your Certified Public Accountant could say, “I’m going to offer this series of services to you, and also I’m mosting likely to offer you unrestricted telephone call and endless conferences, as well as I’m going to do that all for $X amount of dollars each year.” That dollar quantity would probably be billed monthly.

We usually suggest relationships which are not hourly. Fixed fee billing encourages interaction in between the customer as well as the CPA. The more the Certified Public Accountant knows about the customer’s organisation and their life and also what’s taking place, the much better advice they can offer. When customers are unpleasant with grabbing the phone, terrified they’re going to get a large expense, they are less most likely to select the phone talk with their CPA when they have something on their mind.

What should I expect from my CPA?
What you must anticipate from your CPA depends a great deal on your organisation goals. If you’re an extremely small business and also you’re not intending to grow much in the near future, possibly all you require is a person to prepare your income tax return. However, possibly you have an expanding business. You require someone that can consult with you on worker issues, administration issues, accounting system established as well as layout. These are some points to consider when imagining the degree of commitment you need from your Certified Public Accountant.

I normally coach my customers to assemble a want list of things they desire from us. Obviously, the even more commitment a customer needs from us, the bigger the involvement will certainly be, which will certainly enhance costs. Beginning with the maximum and also working down, however, is always the very best bet. We can instructor you on which things on your want list will be one of the most impactful to your company and also which ones may be lesser.

So list out those details objectives you want to complete with your CPA. “This is what I desire out of that connection.” Do not hesitate to make that a rather lengthy checklist. What you intend to do is pretend money is no item. List whatever that you want to leave this connection. From that setting, you can start to prioritize that listing and also say, “these 6 points are most important in this partnership 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 require to work with? Should it be an accountant, an accountant, or a Certified Public Accountant? What’s the distinction? The most essential point is just that you understand that these records are being maintained and that you feel confident in the person maintaining them.

An accountant keeps your audit documents. They enter all purchases, as well as they stabilize your funds. Accountants specialize in financial resources, taxes, budgets, business procedures, payroll, and finance. Yet know this, there are various kinds of accounting professionals who focus on different areas of service. To put it simply, if you damage your leg, do not most likely to the skin doctor.

You wish to make sure that you discover the ideal individual for your local business. Smoke Puff Bookkeeping has accountants and also accountants on staff. By doing this. When it pertains to regular monthly deal processing, our bookkeepers can do it for a lower fee. When we’re speaking about finance and also tax preparation, you have a CPA ready to step in.

What are the 5 types of accountants?
What is action top of coming to be profitable in your organisation? You’re going to need an accounting professional. Now you do not need to employ us. You can hire in residence. If you engage in home, who should you get? There are a lot of alternatives and also many different spending plans available that you need to be knowledgeable about. You don’t wish to obtain the incorrect individual for the incorrect work summary.

The first person you’re going to work with is your accountant. This is the information entry expert. Depending on where you live, you’re mosting likely to pay a various amount for he or she. If you live in Idaho, for instance, you could be on the reduced end around 18 to $20,000 a year. However if you remain in New York or California, you could be upwards of 40,000 and even $45,000 a year for the very same setting. Know that he or she offers a specific duty. They’re not going to be solid at creating reports for you or operating analytics or accounting processes. Their job is to obtain data into the system. And also if you’re a brand-new business owner, likely, you’ve been doing this yourself. It’s wise to offload several of the hefty dirty work of accountancy, which will certainly enable you to start examining the records. An accountant is a good hire for any person ready to increase their business, however not prepared to buy the high top rate accountants just yet.

The following degree up guys is the accountant. Now, a great deal of people believe accountants and also accountants are the same. They’re not. It’s extremely, extremely different. You’re mosting likely to pay a greater amount for someone that’s an accountant. Your bookkeeper has been placing information into the system all month long. Your accountant commonly is helping to look after that procedure. Then, at the end of the month, your accountant will certainly do some of the even more heavy lifting jobs which require integrating your trial equilibrium as well as making month-end journal entrances. They will certainly likewise do a few of the accrual job that’s going to need to happen in your financials.

Sometimes, an accountant will assist create financial statements. They are at that month’s end placement. For an accounting professional, depending again on where you live, you can expect to pay anywhere from maybe $30k approximately $60k/year.

The next level up is the controller. The controller fills the process of overseeing the whole bookkeeping system. They get to orchestrate what’s occurring as well as when. They ensure the data is entering into the system on schedule, and that the month and basic rate of interests are happening promptly. The controller is responsible for the end product that’s appearing of the accountancy system. That is the balance sheet, the earnings statement, and also the capital statement. Those type of records hinge on the shoulders of your controller. This is a much more costly placement to fill, and also it should be. This person requires to have a lot of experience, ought to at the very least a bachelor’s level in accounting, otherwise entering into their master’s level. I would certainly anticipate to pay anywhere from $45k to $85k/year for he or she.

Now we’re mosting likely to speak about the King or queen on top of the mountain. This is your CFO. CFO means “chief financial officer.” They hold a C collection placement in your company. He or she’s pricey. You intend to be careful when you work with a CFO since not all CFOs are created equal. Every little thing up to this factor has actually been task-related, focusing on simply journal entrances and also debiting and also attributing. When you step into a CFO function, this calls for tactical reasoning. Not all accountants have that capacity. If they’re not able to see the big picture as well as develop plans that are organisation development relevant, they aren’t gotten the task. They should equate the job that the remainder of the group is doing into goals for your business. Your CFO requires to see to it that you’re hitting the targets you require to hit with the right amount of money behind each objective. For a CFO, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75k to $250k/year. That is normally what I have actually seen nationwide for somebody of this quality.

Lastly is the CPA. The Certified Public Accountant stands for “certified public accountant.” If you’ve started your business, you understand that you require a tax man, right? That’s the Certified Public Accountant. His work is to do 2 points. One is to prepare your tax approach. That is to take everything you’re doing throughout the year as well as prepare it so that you are not investing more than you require to on taxes. That’s the primary goal. Nevertheless, a CPA often loads the function of an auditor where they are available in as an independent celebration. They make certain that your books are accurate as well as tidy as well as reflective of what’s occurring in the real life. In regards to price, you’re going to invest anywhere in between $125 a hr to upwards of $450 a hr for a qualified CPA.

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