NASHVILLE and NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2011) – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants today released a video to encourage Certified Public Accountants to use CPAmobility.org – an online tool the two organizations unveiled in July that is designed to assist CPAs in navigating the new practice privilege requirements that allow CPAs to more easily practice across state borders.
A joint project of the AICPA and NASBA, the CPAmobility.org website provides helpful information, updated regularly, on state practice privilege requirements for CPAs, commonly referred to as “mobility” laws, for all 50 states and 5 U.S jurisdictions.
“We hope this video will encourage CPAs to take advantage of CPAmobility.org so they can maximize the benefits of the new laws,” Barry Melancon, AICPA president and CEO, said. “With 48 states having enacted mobility, it is important for CPAs to educate themselves about how the new rules will help them more efficiently serve their clients and the public. CPAmobility.org is a powerful tool to help them do that.”
“Our first priority as we implement mobility is accuracy,” said Ken L. Bishop, executive vice president and COO of NASBA. “We made sure that we clearly and correctly interpreted the laws and rules of each state as we built the website so that CPAmobility.org is totally accurate for each jurisdiction. That’s why there are more than 15,000 individual responses in CPAmobility.org that cover the diverse requirements for the states.”
The video demonstrates that in four simple clicks online, CPAs can learn whether their existing home state registration is mobile and allows them to work in other jurisdictions without additional notice, or whether further paperwork is required. In most cases, additional registration is no longer required because mobility statutes recognizing CPA licenses granted by other states and jurisdictions have been enacted in 48 of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.
The site poses three targeted questions to CPAs interested in exercising cross-border practice privileges. Those are:
- Where is your principal place of business?
- Where are you going to perform services (target state)?
- What type of services will you perform?
Information on licensing and registration requirements is then produced allowing CPAs to move quickly to address new business opportunities. CPAmobility.org offers immediate access to the site through a mobile application, an attractive benefit for CPAs needing to confirm eligibility requirements while they are on the road or away from their offices.
NASBA and the AICPA are longtime advocates of mobility, providing support and resources to state boards and state CPA societies seeking changes to current rules.
The video is available on the NASBA website at http://www.nasba.org/media-resources/videos and on the AICPA website at http://www.aicpa.org/Advocacy/State/Pages/State.aspx. The HTML code to embed the video in a website is:
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