Our Response to COVID-19

Our firm has held off on posting an official statement in response to COVID-19.  Until late last week we were operating business as usual during tax time, with little time to spare for much else during the crunch that March and the first half of April always are.  We know too that everyone was probably…

Hemp accounting

Hemp Accounting vs. Marijuana Accounting

Hemp Accounting vs. Marijuana Accounting:  What are the differences?   Until recently, hemp and marijuana businesses generally applied similar accounting methods and assumptions.  Both cannabis sativa, in general hemp plants have less than .3% THC and marijuana plants have more.  Producing and selling industrial hemp is legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm…

Accounting considerations for the cannabis industry

Accounting Considerations for the Cannabis Industry

Accounting Considerations for the Cannabis Industry   Presented at the West Michigan Cannabis Expo on October 5th, 2019.  See the presentation outline here:  WMCE Presentation   Operating in the cannabis industry requires considering many accounting issues and requirements.  This presentation outlines a broad range of accounting considerations to plan for when operating a cannabis business…

Professional Cannabis Industry Bookkeeper

Benefits of Working with a Professional Bookkeeper

Benefits of Working with a Professional Bookkeeper for your Cannabis Business   Cannabis businesses should work with a professional bookkeeper and CPA who understand their industry niche thoroughly.  Complex tax laws, state legislation, and increased scrutiny require successful companies place a high priority on applying accounting best practices.  A professional bookkeeper specializing in the cannabis…

Understanding Accounting for Leases

Understanding Accounting for Leases   Accounting for Leases for Business Owners Lease accounting can be tricky.  New accounting standards require a lease to be recognized on the balance sheet as an asset and a liability.  This can can present many challenges for businesses in determining the right steps in accounting for leases.   At face…

CPA, Accounting

Working with a CPA Start Up to Maturity

Working with a CPA from Business Start Up to Maturity   When starting a business or recruiting the members of your team, hiring a CPA or specialized accountant is often an afterthought.  Or, a reactionary process in response to tax return needs or regulatory requirements.   While these are certainly justifiable reasons, this isn’t the “value”…