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Effective July 1, 2014, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy was transitioned from operating as a licensing board within the Secretary of State’s Professional Licensing Board (PLB) Division to operating as an attached agency of the State Accounting Office. The transfer of files and data related to this transition is now complete. As of August 14, 2014, the new licensing system, as well as all on-going services, is operational and available to you via the GSBA Services tab on this website. 

Please note that business requests (e.g., firm license renewals, interstate exchange authorizations, emails, phone calls, etc.) that were submitted prior to or during the board’s transition period are being processed over the next few weeks and, therefore, the information shown will not be current until that is accomplished. Thank you for your patience during this “catch up” period.

You can reach the GSBA at its new location and via new contact information listed below. All inquiries are important to us and will be addressed as soon as possible.

New contact information, effective July 1, 2014:

Mailing Address: 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334
Email Address: GSBA@sao.ga.gov 
Telephone: 404-463-0365
Website: www.sao.georgia.gov/gsba

UPDATE:  Important Firm Licensing Information – Renewal Deadline Extension

Due to the time which was necessary to transfer the board’s operations from the Secretary of State to the State Accounting Office, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA) has now extended the CPA firm license renewal deadline from June 30, 2014 to September 30, 2014, for this current renewal period only.  Firm licenses renewed during this current renewal period will expire on June 30, 2016. The Non-Refundable Renewal Fee will remain $75.00 and there will be no late penalty assessments during this three-month extension of the firm license renewal deadline. A Public Accounting Firm which continues to practice with an expired license after September 30, 2014 may be subject to a fine and a public disciplinary action.   

A Non-Refundable Late Renewal Fee of $325.00 will be assessed for applications postmarked during the Late Renewal Period from October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014. After October 31, 2014, Public Accounting Firms must reinstate their licenses by completing the Application for Reinstatement of Public Accountancy Firm License. Please note that such reinstatement is at the discretion of the Board.