FAQs: Membership 


Below are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Membership and Dues. Questions are organized by topic.

Membership:

1.  What are the benefits of membership?
2.  I recently became a new member, when can I expect to receive my welcome kit?
3.  Can I join the AICPA if I am not a CPA?
4.  What are the membership requirements of the AICPA?
5.  What is Honorary membership?
6.  Will my Temporarily Left the Workforce status carry over to next year automatically?
7.  Why are there different dues rates?
8.  Can my firm become a member?
9.  Does becoming a member make me a CPA?

Membership Dues:

10.  When is my membership renewal due?
11.  When will I receive my dues bill?
12.  How can I pay my bill?
13.  I recently became a new member. Why did I receive a dues bill?
14.  Where can I get a receipt for my membership?
15.  What happens if I do not submit my payment by July 31st?
16.  When my renewal is due, will you automatically charge my account?
17.  Can I pay my dues early?
18.  How do I resolve an issue with my dues bill or payment?
19. What percentage of my annual dues are tax deductible?

1.  What are the benefits of membership?

All AICPA Members have access to benefits such as: a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Accountancy, networking opportunities, discounts on AICPA products and services, along with discounts through partners such as Dell, Lenovo, Hertz, and Starwood Hotels. Find out more information on the benefits page


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2.  I recently became a new member, when can I expect to receive my welcome kit?

For domestic addresses, it takes up to six weeks for membership certificates and/or cards to be delivered. For international addresses, it takes up to eight weeks.

Regular members receive a membership certificate in addition to a membership card. The welcome kit will also contain a brochure explaining membership benefits.

All other membership types, except Student Affiliates, will receive only a membership card.


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3.  Can I join the AICPA if I am not a CPA?

Yes, please read more about the Non-CPA Associate membership and the International Associate membership categories.

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4.  What are the membership requirements for AICPA Membership?

Each membership type has its own requirements, however, there are other general requirements of AICPA Membership.

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5.  What is Honorary Membership?

Regular Members are eligible for complimentary membership after 40 or more consecutive years of membership, depending on age and join date. Members must also reach full retirement age as defined by the Social Security Administration.

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6.  Will my Temporarily Left the Workforce status carry over to next year automatically?

Members may request TLW status by selecting Job Code 99 on their dues notice or contacting the Member Service Center.

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7.  Why are there different dues rates?

Annual membership dues are determined by your role, industry and work status.

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8.  Can my firm become a member?

Only individuals can be members of the AICPA. However, firms may enroll in one or more of our quality centers, such as the Center for Audit Quality, Governmental Audit Quality Center and the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

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9.  Does becoming a member of the AICPA make me a CPA?

The AICPA does not administer CPA Licenses. Each state board of accountancy has their own requirements for CPA licensure and regulations for license/certificate holders. Find out more about how to become a CPA.

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10.  When is my membership renewal due?

Payment for your AICPA membership, specialized interest sections, as well as any credentials and designations that you hold, is due on or before July 31.

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11.  When will I receive my dues bill?

You may remit payment for your annual dues beginning in June. Renewal notifications will be sent via email and mail.

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12.  How can I pay my bill?

You may pay for your dues online, by mail or by contacting our Member Service Center. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Dues are to be paid in full (no installment payments accepted). See dues pricing

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13.  I recently became a new member. Why did I receive a dues bill?

AICPA dues cover annual membership from August 1 through July 31. A full year’s dues payment is required upon joining the AICPA. To align new members with the AICPA billing cycle, they are billed a prorated dues renewal for the following fiscal year. Renewal payments are due each year by July 31.

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14.  Where can I get a receipt for my membership?

Once you have renewed your membership, please allow 1-2 business days for the receipt to generate in your AICPA.org account. After you login, navigate to My Account and click 'Download a copy of your Dues Receipt.'
 
New members must call or email our Member Service department in order to obtain a copy of their receipt.

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15.  What happens if I do not submit my payment by July 31st?

If we have not received your renewal payment by July 31st, you may still submit payment for your membership. Please note, a $30 late fee is assessed to all unpaid membership accounts.

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16.  When my renewal is due, will you automatically charge my account?

For security purposes, the AICPA does not retain any credit card information. As such, we do not automatically draft your bank account when your renewal is due.

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17.  Can I pay my dues early?

We do not currently offer a pre-payment option. Your renewal statement will be mailed in June and you may remit payment by July 31.

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18.  How do I resolve an issue with my dues bill or payment? 

For billing or payment inquiries, please call or email our Member Service department at 888.777.7077.

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19. What percentage of my annual dues are tax deductible?

AICPA dues may be deducted as a business expense, but not as a charitable contribution. Four percent of net dues are not deductible in accordance with IRC Sec. 6033. Contributions to the AICPA Foundation and the Benevolent Fund are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

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