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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO THE GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY RULES, CHAPTER 20, AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING.

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the authority set forth below, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (hereinafter “Board”) proposes to adopt amendments to its Rules, Chapter 20. The proposed rules are being amended pursuant to authority contained in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated as follows:

Proposed Amendments: Authority O.C.G.A
20-2-.22 43-3-2, 43-3-8
20-7-.01 43-3-2, 43-3-7, 43-3-8, 43-3-16, 43-3-17, 43-3-22, 43-3-24, 43-3-31
20-7-.02 43-3-2, 43-3-8, 43-3-16, 43-3-18
20-8-.01 43-3-2, 43-3-7, 43-3-8, 43-3-16, 43-3-17, 43-3-20, 43-3-21,43-3-22, 43-3-23, 43-3-24, 43-3-25, 43-3-31
20-9-.01

43-3-2, 43-3-8, 43-3-16, 43-3-18,

43-3-20

20-10-.04 43-3-7, 43-3-8, 43-3-18, 43-3-19, 43-3-20
20-11-.02 43-3-8, 43-3-18, 43-3-19
20-13-.04 43-3-8, 43-3-17

All of these amendments to Chapter 20 are hereinafter referred to as the “proposed amended rules.”

This notice, together with an exact copy of the proposed amended rules and synopses of the proposed amended rules, is being forwarded to all persons who have requested, in writing, that they be placed on a mailing list. A copy of this notice, exact copies of the proposed amended rules, and synopses of the proposed amended rules may be reviewed during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each weekday, except official State holidays, at the State Accounting Office located at 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. These documents will also be available for review on the Board’s web page at http://sao.georgia.gov/gsba. Copies may also be requested by contacting the Board’s office at 404-463-0365.

A public hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM on March 23, 2016 at the State Accounting Office located at 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 to provide the public an opportunity to comment upon and provide input into the proposed amended rules. At the public hearing anyone may present data, make a statement, comment or offer a viewpoint or argument whether orally or in writing. Lengthy statements or statements of a considerable technical or economic nature, as well as previously recorded messages, must be submitted for the official record.  Oral statements should be concise and will be limited to 5 minutes per person. Additional comments should be presented in writing. Written comments are welcome.  To ensure their consideration, written comments may be received on or before March 16, 2016. Written comments should be addressed to Paul Ziga, Executive Director, Georgia State Board of Accountancy, 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.  You may email your comments to paul.ziga@sao.ga.gov.

While all comments are welcome and will be considered, the Board specifically requests comments on the economic impact of the proposed amended rules on small businesses and legal and feasible modifications or alternatives that will reduce these economic impacts.  The Board also requests comments on  alternative proposals that would reduce regulatory costs on regulated entities while fully accomplishing the stated objectives of the statutes which are the basis of the proposed amended rules, particularly O.C.G.A. § 43-3-7.  The Board will consider both of these issues at the public hearing. 

The proposed amended rules will be considered for adoption by the Board at its meeting scheduled to begin at 10:05 AM on March 23, 2016 at the State Accounting Office located at 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. According to the Department of Law, State of Georgia, the Board has the authority to amend existing rules and promulgate new rules.

For further information, contact the Board office at 404-463-0365. This notice is given in compliance with O.C.G.A. §50-13-4.

This 2nd day of February, 2016                                           

                                     Paul Ziga
                                     Executive Director
                                     Georgia State Board of Accountancy

Posted: February 2, 2016


The Individual CPA License Late - Renewal Window is now Open

It’s time to renew your Georgia Certified Public Accountant license. Your license expired December 31, 2015, so visit https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx to complete your renewal. You will need to register as a new user and create a new login. Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process, and be guided step-by-step through the online renewal. The process takes only a few minutes. After updating your physical, mailing, and email addresses, phone number(s) and answering the renewal questions, you may pay your late renewal fee using your MasterCard or Visa card via our secure server.

Your license renewal will not be completed until you have completed the online renewal and submitted the late renewal fee. Additional alien documentation is required by non U.S. Citizens. 

Submit your renewal online in minutes - just follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx (Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
  • You will need to register as a new user and create a new login.
  • Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
  • Update your mailing and physical location addresses, phone number, email address and answer the renewal questions. 
  • Pay your late renewal fee(s) using your MasterCard or Visa on our secure server.
  • Print your receipt of payment.
  • Verify your renewal online the next day at www.cpaverify.org (add an additional day if the renewal was completed after 4PM).
  • You will receive a plastic wallet license card from NASBA within 6 weeks after the renewal is complete.

If you choose not to renew online and would like a paper renewal application, please send an email request to the Board office at gsba@sao.ga.gov. Make sure to include your CPA license number on all correspondence to the Board office.

Please note that renewing by mail may take up to 4 weeks to process after the completed renewal application is received. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.

RENEW YOUR LICENSE TODAY TO AVOID THE LICENSE FROM BECOMING LAPSED!


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.

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.

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