Board of Accountancy Finalizes Rulemaking Package Regarding the Definition of Satisfactory Evidence of Educational Requirements

By Frannie Winters At its January 21, 2022, meeting [Agenda item XI.A.], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the public comments received regarding its proposed amendments to section 2.8, Title 16 of the CCR to streamline the Board’s process Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Sponsored Bill, AB 298 (Irwin) Becomes Law

By Frannie Winters AB 298 (Irwin), as amended June 17, 2021, amends sections 5007, 5070, 5070.5, and 5094.3 of, and add sections 5009.5 and 5093.5 to, the Business and Professions Code to implement the California Board of Accountancy’s (CBA or Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Proposes Rulemaking Regarding the Sale, Transfer, or Discontinuance of a Licensee’s Practice

By Frannie Winters On July 30, 2021, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) published notice of its intent to add sections 54.3 and 54.4, Title 16 of the CCR to protect client confidentiality in the sale, transfer, or discontinuance of Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Sponsors AB 298 (Irwin) to Implement its Legislative Priorities for 2021

By Connor Greth AB 298 (Irwin), as introduced on January 25, 2021, is a bill sponsored by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) that would amend sections 5007, 5070, and 5070.5 of, and add sections 5009.5 and 5093.5 to the Continue reading

AB 1525, Providing Financial Services to the Cannabis Industry, Signed into Law

By Connor Greth AB 1525 (Jones-Sawyer), as amended August 21, 2020, adds Chapter 24 (commencing with section 26260) to Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code to establish a safe harbor under California law for financial institutions and accountants Continue reading

Office of Administrative Law Approves California Board of Accountancy’s Updated Regulations to Comply with AB 1521 (Low)

By Thomas Burke On January 23, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Board of Accountancy’s proposed nonsubstantive changes to sections 15.1, 16, 19, and 20, Title 16 of the CCR, in light of the recent passage Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy Implements AB 1521- New Licensing Fees, Email Requirements, and UPDATE Newsletter Availability

By Thomas Burke AB 1521 (Low) (Chapter 359, Statutes of 2019), now effective as of January 1, 2020, imposes a series of reforms on the California Board of Accountancy’s (CBA) licensees and applicants for licensure. The Board’s website alerts applicants, Continue reading