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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

2016 Renewals - Individuals and Firms

The 2016 renewals are now available for individuals and firms. Renewing this year are:

  • All CPAs whose last names begin with A-P
  • All CPAs who were initially certified in 2015
  • Any CPA who renewed after January 1, 2014
  • All RAPs
  • All firms: CPA, Sole Proprietor, and RAP

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 are also available under Applications and Forms. Please note: RAPs, firms other than Sole Proprietors, and those seeking Exempt status or surrendering their license must use the paper renewal option.


Answers to questions concerning renewal can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.




Proposed Rule Changes Hearing Held

A public hearing on a proposed rule package was held on October 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Additional opportunities exist for public comment. See the Rulemaking page for details.




December Complaint Committee Resecheduled

The Wednesday, December 2, Complaint Committee meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 3, at 8:00 am.


Meeting Schedule


2015 Statute Changes Now Live

The Office of the Revisor has published the 2015 Statutes. Board Statute changes signed into law and made effective on August 1 may be view there. A search within the Revisor site provides a summary list with links to the specific Statute sections changed. A link to that search is provided below.


Statutes Changes


IRS Updates "Penalties at a Glance" Page

The IRS's new Penalties at a Glance page has information on penalty relief and abatement including reasonable cause, administrative waiver and first time penalty abatement, and statutory exception.


Penalties at a Glance


October Complaint Committee Resecheduled

The October 7 Complaint Committee meeting has been rescheduled for October 14 at 8:00 am.


Meeting Schedule


National Taxpayer Advocate Reviews Filing Season

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress.



The Board Report

The most recent (Spring 2015) issue of the Board's newsletter is available online.


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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**:
    Certificates of completion for carryback hours and required fees 6/30/2015 $125
12/31/2014 $275 2015 CPA certificate renewal form and required fees 6/30/2014 $425
12/31/2013 $575 2014 CPA certificaterenewal form and required fees 6/30/2013 $725
7/31/2013 $700 7/31/2013 CPEreporting form and required fees    
12/31/2012 $875 2013 CPA certificaterenewal form and required fees 6/30/2012 $1025
7/31/2012 $1000 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 October 2015.
Minnesota Rule 1105.3000 (E)(2014)