The AICPA State Regulation and Legislation Team supports sound state-level policymaking that promotes the profession while protecting the public interest. The team monitors regulatory and legislative activities and trends, facilitates discussions and information sharing, and serves as an information and research clearinghouse and resource provider.

    The Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) is a model bill to regulate the practice of public accountancy.

    The UAA Model Rules promote uniformity in the regulation of public accounting and are used to implement the UAA.

    This free online tool helps CPAs and accounting firms understand the implications of CPA Mobility.

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    Man in boat gazing across the water. Updated Issue Brief on State Marijuana Laws and the CPA Profession
    The AICPA, with input from the Colorado (COCPA) and Washington (WSCPA) state CPA societies, has drafted an issue brief that gives an overview of U.S. recreational and medicinal marijuana laws, the current legislative/regulatory environment, and information for CPAs considering providing services to businesses that operate in these industries (including a list of questions for CPAs to ask themselves before considering this line of work).
    UAA provides updated definition of attest, mobility for firms
    In May 2014, the AICPA and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) released the 7th edition of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA). The changes made in the new UAA are designed to ensure protection of the public interest and to respond to evolving changes in the practice of accountancy.
    CPAs in State Legislatures Map
    Did you know there are over 65 CPAs currently serving in state legislatures across the country with 4 in leadership positions? There is 1 governor from Michigan and 1 Lieutenant Governor from Ohio who are both CPAs. There are also 12 CPAs who serve as State Auditor, Comptroller, or Controller. Click on the article title to see how many CPAs are serving in your state.

    The state and territory resource and contact information area includes over 1,000 links in accountancy, government, study, and taxes.

    AICPA TV 

    New GASB Pension Standards for State and Local Governments
    This video highlights two new GASB pension standards and how their implementation improves transparency around the effect of public pension benefits on the finances of state and local governments.

    State CPA Lawmakers: Answering the Call
    Do you have what it takes to positively impact profession policy? Learn about how these state CPA lawmakers took that next step, and join the group that works to protect and strengthen the profession.

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    AICPA Issues Compliance Advisory to CPA Firms 



    The AICPA’s State Regulation and Legislation Team has issued an advisory to CPA firms urging them to review their registration compliance procedures to ensure that they are in compliance with out-of-state registration requirements, when performing attest engagements. The recommendation was released in light of recent activity by some state boards of accountancy to ensure out-of-state firms operating in their states have met their registration obligations. Click here for contact information for the state boards of accountancy. Learn more about the compliance advisory here.
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