Compare Cannabis CPA – EA

Compare Cannabis CPA – EA

Compare Cannabis CPA – EA presents a head to head comparison between two experienced practitioners that are involved in the representation of businesses that operate in the commercial cannabis space. We dig into their profiles and highlight what we found.

The practitioners we choose for a comparison are Jordan S. Zoot, CPA of aBIZinaBOX Inc. and Craig W. Smalley, EA of CWSEAPA, PLLC.

Linkedin Profile:

Jordan S. Zoot – Years in Practice – 36

Craig Smalley – Years in Practice – 24


Jordan S. Zoot

B.S. – Accountancy [High Honors] – the University of Illinois-Urbana, ranked top three undergraduate accountancy programs in the United States every year since 1980

M.S. Taxation – the University of Texas – Austin, ranked top graduate programs in taxation in the United States every year since 1994

Craig Smalley

A.A. – Accountancy – Finance,  Associates Degree Valencia Community College

Certificate – Taxation, University of California – Los Angeles – a Certificate Program, NOT A DEGREE PROGRAM, and clearly NOT a Master’s Degree as the MST designation would imply

Professional Certification

Jordan S. Zoot – Certified Public Accountant – California #132647, Florida #AC0033640, Illinois #36186, New York #051371 and Texas #33188 , CGMA, CITP, CISM, CGEIT

Craig Smalley – Enrolled Agent #74500, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist [A certified tax resolution specialist (CTRS) is a tax expert who helps clients deal with tax issues and represents them before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). CTRS is a special designation awarded by the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). – NOT A RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL]

Accounting Firm – Licensed in Florida

Jordan S. Zoot, CPA, P.C.

The entity above is not licensed in Florida as an accounting firm. 


aBIZinaBOX Inc – CPA’s 

CWSEAPA® – Accounting & Financial Services

Article Supporting Primary Credential As Advisor of Choice

Craig Smalley –

Then we have the slightly more accurate article:

NAEA’s Efforts Help Build Awareness of Enrolled Agents

Jordan S. Zoot

Enrolled Agent – WRONG CHOICE

Tax Careers At the IRS – explains that the criteria to be hired as an IRS Revenue Agent – GS-5 which requires a four-year degree, 30 college level hours of accounting or a CPA certificate. An Enrolled Agent lacking those requirements is only eligible to be hired by the IRS as a mail or file clerk.

Articles and Posts Related to Cannabis Industry

Craig Smalley –

Jordan S. Zoot

Articles About Professional Practice – Generally

Craig Smalley

Jordan S. Zoot

California Cannabis CPA Experience

We will let you draw their own conclusions and we encourage your comments.

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