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Ever Receive Cash for Cannabis? You Need to Know this…

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA December 10, 2018 Accounting, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Cannabis, Form 8300, IRS, Legal, Tax

Audits and stiff penalties have arisen due to cannabis companies neglecting to properly and promptly file IRS Form 8300s.

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Cannabis Management Companies – What Your Lawyer Isn’t Telling You

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA December 05, 2018 § 280E, Accounting, Cannabis, Dispensary, IRS, Legal, Tax

  Time and again we get questions about what we like to call “musical entities”.  “Management company” this, and “holding

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Do You Speak Cannabis Business Lingo?

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA December 03, 2018 § 280E, Accounting, Cannabis, COGs, Cost Accounting, GAAP, IRS, Tax

  This post lays out the blueprint for minimizing the taxes your cannabis business will pay under § 280E.  Less

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CBD is Almost Legal!?

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA December 01, 2018 § 280E, Cannabis, CBD, DEA, IRS

Any day now (now is December 18′) the 2018 Farm Bill might pass, and it intends to legalize the cultivation

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#CannabisCourt Update: Harborside vs. IRS

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA November 30, 2018 § 263A, § 280E, § 471, #CannabisCourt, California, Cannabis, Tax

The Harborside v. Commissioner (of the IRS) decision came down yesterday as a Tax Court Opinion, meaning it is binding

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Does 280E Apply to CBD?

Does §280E apply to CBD?

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA October 11, 2018 § 280E, Accounting, Cannabis, CBD, Tax

Question: Does §280E apply to CBD? Answer: CBD is subject to §280E because the DEA says its Schedule I (most

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DEA Finally Acknowledges CBD’s Medicinal Value

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA September 28, 2018 Accounting, Cannabis, CBD, DEA, Tax

Open the flood gates!? In a major development, on September 27th, 2018, the DEA lowered a lone CBD medicine (Epidiolex)

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Cannabis CEOs: Be Aware of this IRS Audit Guide

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA September 28, 2018 Accounting, Cannabis, Tax

The IRS’s Cash Intensive Business Audit Techniques Guide (ATG) Many cannabis touching businesses operating or having operated in the past

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Prison Time for Dispensary Owner Infiltrated by Undercover IRS Agents

by Brian S. Whalen, CPA September 28, 2018 Accounting, Tax

On September 17, 2018, a federal judge sentenced Matthew Price to seven months in federal prison for willfully failing to

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