Minnesota Board of Accountancy

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TO RENEW: Active/Inactive CPAs and SPs w/o peer review required, use Online Services. All others, see Forms.
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Sharon Jensen

Jensen Elected as NASBA Director at Large

Sharon Jensen, CPA, Board Vice Chair, was elected to serve as a Director at Large for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), of which the Minnesota Board is a member. NASBA has a total of seven Directors at Large who serve on the Board of Directors. Elections took place at the NASBA Annual Business Meeting.

Previously, Ms. Jensen served as NASBA Central Region Director, Chair of the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB), and member of NASBA's Legislative Support and Global Strategies Committees.

Directors at Large are elected for a three-year term and may serve a maximum of two terms. They attend NASBA Board meetings, held four times a year, and the regional meetings for their area. They chair a committee of the Board of Directors.

November Office Closures

The Board office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, for Thanksgiving. Online Services will remain open.

2019 Renewals Are Open

Renewals are now available for CPA and RAP individuals, CPA sole proprietors, AND also CPA and RAP firms. CPA and RAP firms: Look for a 6 x 9 envelope from the Board, containing information you need for your renewal.

All licenses, registrations and permits expire December 31, 2018. EVERYONE must renew, even those recently licensed. For those with CPE reporting requirements, that reporting must be submitted prior to or along with your renewal.

December 31 may seem like a long way away—until you factor in year-end work, holidays, and vacations. Plus, if you are considered a firm owner, your firm may not be able to renew (also due by December 31) until you do.

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, signed, and then mailed are also available under Forms. When submitting a paper form, payment must be by check (no cash, bill pay or credit card). Please note: RAPs, firms other than sole proprietors, and those seeking Exempt status or surrendering their license must use the paper renewal option, as must anyone with disciplinary action since their last renewal.

*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 (FAQ) page.

Godson Sowah

Sowah Honored for Volunteer Work

Godson Sowah, Board Member and Examination and Credentialing Committee Chair, was recently honored by the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA). He was given a Public Service Award for his work as board president of Avenues for the Homeless Youth, and as program director for the Accounting Career Awareness Program.

Sowah was presented the award at MNCPA's Celebrate CPAs Award Luncheon.

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Continuing Professional Education Reporting Fee Chart

Either the left or the right fee column for any given year will apply. If you are noncompliant in more than one year; you owe the applicable fee for each year.

Examples (rates valid only for November 2018):
• Failed to report CPE on time in 2016 and 2017 but earned it both years in the proper timeframe: Total fee is $900.
• Failed to complete CPE on time for 2018 and reported late for 2017: Total fee is $450.
• Reported late for 2017 but earned CPE in proper timeframe: Total fee is $300.
• Reported late for 2016 and 2017 and failed to complete on time in 2018: Total fee is $1050.
Reported CPE late but earned the CPE during the proper timeframe, use these columns: Failed to complete CPE in proper timeframe (and so also did not report it on time), use these columns:
Failed to report CPE by: Fee is**: Complete and/or submit: Failed to complete CPE by*: Fee is**:
Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2018 and required fees** 06/30/18 $150
12/31/2017 $300 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2017 and required fees** 06/30/17 $450
12/31/16 $600 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2016 and required fees** 06/30/16 $750

12/31/15 $900 2016 CPA certificate renewal form* and required fees** 06/30/15 $1050
* 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/postmarked by NOVEMBER 2018.
MN Rule 1105.3000 (E)(2018)
For renewals/CPE prior to these dates, please see Reinstatement.

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