Payment Portion of Online Renewal System Down Early Sunday
US Bank is performing routine maintenance on their payment system early Sunday from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Consequently, Online Services can be accessed but renewals will not be able to be completed during that time.
2017 Renewals Now Open for All CPAs, RAPs, and Firm Types
2017 renewals are now available for everyone. All licenses, registrations and permits expire December 31, 2016. EVERYONE must renew this year.
Online Services is the quick and easy electronic means for individual CPAs and Sole Proprietors* to renew. The Board accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card as online payment methods.
Paper forms that can be completed electronically, printed, and then mailed in are also available under Forms. Please note: RAPs, firms other than sole proprietors, and those seeking Exempt status or surrendering their license must use the paper renewal option. *Those specific sole proprietors who must undergo peer review also must use the paper renewal option.
Answers to questions concerning renewal can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
IRS Warns of New Wave of Cyber Attacks on Tax Professionals
The IRS urged tax professionals to review their tax preparation software settings and immediately enact all security measures, especially those settings that require usernames and passwords to access the products. The IRS is aware of approximately two dozen cases where tax professionals have been victimized in recent days. In one scam, tax professionals are sent an email claiming to contain a software update. The "update" is actually malicious software that captures key strokes.
Governor Dayton Appoints New Board Members
The Governor recently announced his appointments to the Board of Accountancy, filling three vacancies. The appointments were effective June 29, 2016, with terms expiring January 6, 2020. The Board welcomes
- Christopher Omdahl, CPA – Minneapolis, MN
- Lance Radziej, CPA – Minneapolis, MN
- Debra Thompson, CPA – Minnetonka, MN