A top Internal Revenue Services (IRS) official said the agency’s job would be a lot easier if banks could offer their services to state-legal marijuana businesses without fear of federal reprisals. Susan Collins, who serves as senior counsel in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, made the comments during an event organized by UCLA’s Annual
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a blog post providing advice to state-legal marijuana businesses on how to stay compliant with tax rules, given cannabis’s Schedule I controlled status at the federal level. The IRS’s De Lon Harris wrote that the rapid growth and expansion of the cannabis industry had created a complex situation with
Holding large sums of cash is too risky for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) personnel. Hmm. The agency would prefer electronic tax payments. Okay. They say the cash-based system in use now is tedious and risky. Absolutely. The cannabis industry has been clamoring for banking access. Cash is notoriously tricky to track. Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
For a state that took 22 years to get from medical marijuana legalization to recreational adult-use sales, California is making significant strides with the state's cannabis industry. On Sept. 29, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed several cannabis-related bills into law. This is effectively paving the way for much-anticipated (and sorely needed) banking and financial
Ahhh, progress. While the feds are still calling out marijuana as illegal, they’re now more amenable to it; at least from a tax revenue perspective. And they want voluntary compliance. So it should come as no surprise that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a marijuana business webpage outlining tax responsibilities for marijuana business
Who knew cash could be so expensive? The IRS recently paid a consulting company $1.7 million to help process the billions of dollars in taxes that cannabis businesses were paying … in cash. Most businesses write a check when they pay taxes, but federal prohibition continues to prevent many cannabis businesses from getting back accounts.