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Did you know?
Without proper accounting, a cannabis retailer can end up with more than double the taxable income of a traditional retailer, despite the same revenue and expenses.
The Burden of 280E On Cannabis Retailers
Companies have tried to "beat" Section 280E through complex management agreements and organizational structures that ultimately crumble when audited. Dark Horse Cannabis CPAs don’t try to “beat” 280E, but we work within the confines of the code to legally maximize your tax deductions. Our team of experts combs through the details of your company operations to save you money.
I own a retail operation. Can I deduct wages paid to my employees?
In most cases, no, these wages are not deductible for federal tax purposes because of the rules of 280E.
I’m a cultivator, what is my cost of goods sold?
Cultivators should be performing in-depth analysis of costs associated with growing and packaging to maximize the cost of their inventory, and therefore maximize the deduction for the cost of goods sold.
Can I use the cash basis of accounting under 280E?
To maximize tax deductions under 280E, businesses should be using the accrual basis of accounting.
My tax return shows deductions other than the cost of goods sold – is that right?
It would stand to reason that if the IRS saw a return for a cannabis company with deductions other than the cost of goods sold, it would raise a red flag. Tax return presentation is vitally important – even if the net income on the return ultimately is correct, incorrect presentation on the return could lead to increased IRS scrutiny.
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Planning for Your Business’s Future
The cannabis industry is evolving and rapidly changing all across the country. We provide extensive tax planning and financial forecasting to help you plan for what’s ahead.
In the couple of months that Sarah and I have been working together, she's been very generous with her time, knowledge, and support. She's both excited by and patient with my questions, as I really like to understand why things are what they are. She's also willing to learn with me, which is always awesome. Life is just so much more wonderful when professional services are conducted by feeling humans.
Why Dark Horse?
We work in the industry because we are passionate about the industry. We want to see your Canna-Business succeed, and we'll do everything we can to help you along the way.