Minnesota Board of Accountancy

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NEWS

Board Office Closed February 20

The Board office is closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents Day. Online Services will be available.

Get Your Renewal Application in Today!

All licenses and permits with a 12/31/2022 expiration date have expired.

If you have not renewed for 2023, YOU NO LONGER HOLD A LICENSE AND CANNOT PRACTICE OR HOLD OUT AS A CPA.

You must be in compliance with Minnesota rules and statutes to hold out or practice.

To renew for 2023, use the appropriate PDF form available in the "Forms" section of the website. Complete and mail in with your check or money order. (Only Inactive status renewing as Inactive can still use Online Services to renew.)

If you wish to go Exempt or Retire, or are seeking Reactivation or Reinstatement, see the separate (not Renewal) forms for those statuses/processes in the "Forms" section of the website.

All late renewals or status changes now include a $50 delinquency fee, in addition to any license/permit fee.

Those earning and/or submitting CPE late also have CPE late fees. These accrue monthly, based on the postmarked date the Board receives your certificates of completion and fee. See the CPE chart below for details.

A special reminder to firm owners that 100% of Minnesota-licensed owners must be renewed by March 1, 2023, or the 2023 permit is REVOKED.

"Am I Renewed for 2023?"

To check your renewal status, use the "Find a CPA/CPA Firm" lookups, which are on the Board's main website. You (or your firm) will show up as "Expired" if expired or with a "12/31/2023" expiration date if renewed.

If you only just submitted the renewal application, add an appropriate number of delivery days (if mailed) plus 2-3 business days for processing before checking, as the renewal may otherwise still be in progress.

License Cards for Current CPA Licensees and SP Firms Now Available Through Online Services

The Board is no longer mailing license or permit cards upon renewal. Current Active and Inactive status licensees may instead log into Online Services and print a PDF version of their license card. Sole proprietors whose firm permit number is the same as their individual license number can also print a copy of their firm permit.

Log in to Online Services, then select the "License Card" tab (see image). If a card is available, you will see a "print" option. Note that if you have only just recently renewed or become licensed, the card may not be available (or may not show your new expiration date) for 3-5 business days.

When you select "print" a PDF is generated. Where the file saves or how it displays will depend upon the browser/browser settings you use. Lines on the 8 1/2 x 11 printout indicate where to cut to create the traditional oversized and wallet-sized cards.

No license/permit cards are available for CPA firms or RAPs/RAP firms. To verify your status and expiration, use Find a CPA (individuals) and Find a CPA Firm (CPA and RAP firms).

Beware of Email Phishing

The Minnesota Board has learned that a phishing message claiming to be from the Minnesota Board regarding "licensee fee changes" has been circulating. The Board sent no such message (and there are no fee increases). If received, follow the best practices at your firm for dealing with suspicious emails.

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If you haven't already signed up for the Board's email communications (The Ledger eNews), do it today. No fear of email clutter: The Board only emails when significant Board-related news occurs or deadlines relevant to your licensure approach—such as renewals.

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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 JANUARY 2023):
• Failed to complete CPE on time for 2023 renewal: $200.
• Reported late for 2023 renewal but earned CPE in proper timeframe: $50.
• Failed to complete CPE in proper timeframe for both 2022 and 2023: $700.

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: Submit: Failed to complete CPE by**: Fee is:
 12/31/22  $50 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2022 and required fees** 06/30/22 $200
12/31/21 $350 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2021 and required fees** 06/30/21 $500
12/31/20 $650 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 9/30/20201and required fees** 06/30/20  $700
12/31/19 $950 Certificates of completion for only those hours earned after 6/30/2019 and required fees** 06/30/19 $1100

* If a non-Minnesota resident claiming exemption from CPE reporting under MN Rule 3100, Subp. 3, you must claim the exemption by the reporting deadline or be subject to the same fees as those late reporting hours.

** If you completed CPE hours after the earning deadline(s), you must include copies of the certificates of completion for those hours.


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