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    Municipal Advisors

    Issue Brief The AICPA generally supports the SEC’s proposed rules as a means to strengthen investor protections in the municipal securities market.  The AICPA is concerned, however, because the proposed rule would require that accountants performing customary and usual accounting services would be required to register as municipal advisors.
    Published on January 07, 2014

    States Updating Attest Language to Protect the Public Interest

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  An attest bill supported by the Alabama Society of CPAs was signed into law March 18 in Alabama, and bills in Indiana and Georgia are awaiting gubernatorial approval.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    SEC Adopts Rule Exempting CPA Services from Municipal Adviser Registration

    Article The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  Many CPA services are excluded from the activities that would require registration as a municipal adviser under new rules approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Published on October 16, 2013

    AICPA Comments on IAASBs Proposals to Improve Auditor Reporting

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2012.  The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board supported a broad-based approach to improving the transparency and relevance of financial reporting that involves financial reporting standard setters, management, and those charged with governance, as well as auditors.
    Published on October 17, 2012

    Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues

    Federal Law This page highlights the advocacy issues in which the Congressional & Political Affairs Team is advocating on behalf of the profession, and also those issues that the team has recently followed.
    Published on March 29, 2013

    AICPA Monitoring PCAOB Forums for Auditors of Smaller Broker-Dealers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012.  The AICPA continues to advocate for a final PCAOB rule requiring inspections of auditors of clearing, carrying and custodial broker-dealers because these broker-dealers directly handle investor funds.
    Published on September 19, 2012

    House Passes AICPA-Backed Bill to Narrow Definition of Municipal Advisor

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2012.  CPAs who provide "customary and usual" accounting services would be excluded from the definition of "municipal advisor" under the provisions of H.R. 2827, which is strongly supported by the AICPA.
    Published on September 20, 2012

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