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.
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 and, therefore, the information shown will not be current until that is accomplished.
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.
UPDATE: Important Firm Licensing Information – Renewal Deadline Extension
The firm license renewal deadline of June 30, 2014 coincided with the date of the transition, and we have experienced difficulty with that processing procedure being completed on a timely basis. It was impacted greatly by a major server malfunction experienced by the PLB Division of the Secretary of State’s office prior to the transition and resulted in a lengthy delay right at the renewal date. Since the transition, there has been much effort dedicated to getting the firm renewals processed but lack of personnel and other matters made it take longer than anticipated. As a result, the Board has extended the firm renewal deadline to December 31, 2014 and will not show a firm as lapsed until January 31, 2015. We issue to all firms our regrets for this delay but ask for their understanding in this matter and it is our belief that the future service will be much improved.
A Non-Refundable Late Renewal Fee of $325.00 will be assessed for applications postmarked during the Late Renewal Period from January 1, 2015 - January 31, 2015. After January 31, 2015, 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.