Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits any trade or business from making deductions or receiving credit for any amount if their business consists of trafficking controlled substances. What does this mean for cannabis businesses? It means that companies in the cannabis industry are operating at a severe disadvantage when it comes to getting tax breaks compared to other businesses.
Banks are reluctant to touch the money, even if your facility is set up in a state where marijuana is 100% legal. CPA and accounting firms in general haven’t quite made the jump to being able to help these companies, except for West Coast Cannabis CPAs.
We’ve always believed in being on the cutting edge when it comes to delivering exceptional service. That’s why we’re at the forefront of all of these issues concerning the marijuana industry. Simply put, we understand the tax issues you’re likely facing and have the resources available to help you navigate these choppy waters.