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Board of Accountancy
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-296-7938
Fax: 651-282-2644
TTY: 800-627-3529
Office Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

CPE Reporting Update

Effective January 1, 2014, ALL licensees holding an active certificate must report their CPE hours by DECEMBER 31st of each year.

 

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Meeting Change

The October 7, 2014 Complaint Commitee meeting has been rescheduled to October 9, 2014.

 

The November 12, 2014 Complaint Committee meeting has been rescheduled to November 17, 2014.

 


The Board Report

The most recent issue of the Board's newsletter is now available- Spring 2014

 


Rule Package

The Board published the Notice of Adoption in the April 21, 2014 State Register. The rules are effective as of April 28, 2014.


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2014 Renewals

Renew your CPA Certificate or Sole Proprietor firm permit online with a Master Card® or Visa®. If you wish to pay with a check or money order, you may download and submit a paper renewal form.

 

Registered Accounting Practitioners (individuals and firms) and CPA firms may renew by downloading and submitting a paper renewal form to the Board office along with your check or money order payment.

 

Online Renewals


Paper Forms

 


Continuing Professional Education Reporting

If you failed to report CPE by: The noncompliance fee is: Complete and submit: If you failed to complete CPE by*: The noncompliance fee is**:
12/31/2013 $250 2014 CPA certificaterenewal form and required fees 6/30/2014 $100
7/31/2013 $375 7/31/2013 CPEreporting form and required fees 6/30/2013 $400
12/31/2012 $550 2013 CPA certificaterenewal form and required fees 6/30/2012 $700
7/31/2012 $675 7/31/2012 CPEreporting form and required fees    
*If you completed CPE hours after the June 30th deadline(s), you must include copies of the certificates of completion for those hours.
**The above-referenced fees reflect the rates if submitted in September 2014.
Minnesota Rule 1105.3000 (G)(2012)

 


Legislative Changes

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Legislature passed a Bill that modified licensure and renewal requirements for CPAs and CPA firms.

 

Renewals

 

Licenses for individuals will expire EVERY YEAR on December 31st. The three-year renewal cycle will be phased out beginning with licenses issued or renewed after January 1, 2014.

  • If your license expires on December 31, 2013 and you renew on time, your license will be renewed for three years and will expire on December 31, 2016.
  • If you renew late, your license will be renewed for one year and will expire on December 31, 2014.
  • Licenses with an expiration date of December 31, 2014 or later will be renewed for one year upon expiration.

Firm Names

 

A CPA firm that is a network firm, as defined in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, may use in its name a common brand name or network name part, including common initials. When offering or rendering services that require independence under AICPA standards, the firm must comply with the AICPA code’s applicable standards on independence.

 

Fee Changes (Effective August 1, 2013)

 

Renewal of Active Certificate: $100/year

Renewal of Inactive Certificate: $25/year

Renewal of RAP firm permits: $100/year

Initial issuance of certificate (new license): $150

 

Sole practitioner firm permits remain: $35/year