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U.S. Department of Labor Alert

The Department of Labor’s Chief Accountant, Ian Dingwall recently emailed all businesses that have filed a Form 5500. This email highlighted the importance of having a quality audit done by a qualified and experienced auditor. read more

Changes Coming to W-2, 1099 and 1095 Forms

Annual tax reporting changes are inevitable; however, this year brings a major new series of filing responsibilities for employers and businesses due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). read more

IRS Funding Cuts Continue to Compromise Taxpayer Service and Weaken Enforcement

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) budget has been cut by 18 percent since 2010, after adjusting for inflation. The cuts have forced the IRS to reduce its workforce, severely scale back employee training, ... read more

Six Advantages of Being Your Client’s Quarterback

By Bryce Sanders - Who calls the shots in your client's advisory relationship? Logically it's the client. What if that client is consumed by his business, retired and traveling the world, or rich yet uninterested in the details? read more

Social Security Alert: Changes in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

By Don Deans, CPA, PFS, and John Carroll - The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, H.R. 1314, signed by President Obama on Monday, November 2, 2015, ends the "File and Suspend" Social Security claiming strategy for future filers. read more

Social Security: The Decision of a Lifetime

By Chris Blackmon, CPA. Social Security is often referred to as the "decision of a lifetime" for individuals or couples nearing the age of 62 when Social Security benefits are first available. Individuals reach full retirement age (FRA) between... read more

U.S. Department of Labor is Driving Changes that Accountants Need to Know About

Between legislative changes and proposed rules and guidance issued by government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, business owners have a lot of red tape to navigate and understand. That’s where accountants come in –... read more

Conservation Easements

By Don Deans, CPA, PFS. The gift that keeps on giving…or your worst nightmare? What is a conservation easement, and how does it affect your high-income clients? Keep reading, even if your clients don’t own any land! A conservation easement... read more

How Millennial-Friendly Is Your Firm?

The word “challenging” may be readily applicable to the millennial small business owner as their expectations regarding CPA services are so intertwined with technology. The oldest millennials are now in their mid-thirties. Many have already... read more

Proposed CPA License and Firm License Renewal Fee Increase

The Georgia State Board of Accountancy has proposed an amendment to its Rules, Chapter 20 that would increase both the CPA and Firm Renewal License fees. Per the proposed amendments, the individual fees due on December 31, 2015 would increase to... read more

Georgia CPAs Teach Financial Literacy to Students Statewide

The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) recently held its third annual financial literacy day. read more

GSCPA Announces Results of Second Annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight

The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association are pleased to announce the results of the second annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight. read more

Recap of 2015 Southeastern Accounting Show

CPAs and accounting professionals gathered in Atlanta from August 27-28 for GSCPA’s 2015 Southeastern Accounting Show. Featuring sessions focused on the hottest topics in the accounting profession, the show included seven tracks of study, 56... read more

Gov. Deal Appoints Clayton Huffman to State Board of Accountancy

The Georgia Society of CPAs would like to congratulate Clayton Huffman, CPA as the new appointee to the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. read more

GSCPA Hosts Annual Meeting With Georgia Department of Revenue

Members of The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) joined Georgia Department of Revenue officials at GSCPA’s Learning Center on recently to discuss issues affecting tax practitioners and their clients. read more

A Great Story - Roger G. Arrieux Jr.

Roger G. Arrieux, Jr. has devoted over 20 years to Deloitte as an audit partner, as well as contributing to the firm’s recruitment, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. However, before diving into his career, Roger was unsure of exactly... read more

Georgia CPAs Meet With Legislators on Capitol Hill

GSCPA Leadership joined CPAs from across the country as they journeyed to Capitol Hill to visit their elected officials as part of AICPA's Spring Council meeting in Washington, D.C. They made the case for several issues important to the... read more

GSCPA Presents 2015 Public Service Award

The Georgia Society recently awarded the 2015 Public Service Award to Mark Wyssbrod, CPA at the 2015 Spring Leadership Council meeting. The award recognizes a GSCPA member who has made significant contributions in public service activities at the... read more

GSCPA Presents 2015 Outstanding Member in Industry Award

The Georgia Society of CPAs was honored to present the 2015 Outstanding Member in Industry Award to Lisa Killinger-Farmer at the 2015 Spring Decision Makers Conference. The purpose of the award is to recognize members in industry who have made... read more

Alan Sheffield Recognized With Elijah Watt Sells Award for CPA Examination Performance

AICPA Award Honors Outstanding CPA Exam Performers The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recognized Alan Sheffield (Georgia) as winner of the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award is bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative... read more

CPA Day at the Gold Dome Kicks off 2015

More than 100 CPA members of The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) from across the state met recently at the Georgia State Capitol in honor of the 2015 CPA Day at the Gold Dome. Hosted by The Georgia Society of CPAs, CPA Day places attendees in a... read more

Serve on the Peer Review Committee or as a Tech Reviewer for GSCPA

Peer Review Committee Members > Serve as a partner or in a supervisory role in a public accounting firm enrolled in the Peer Review Program > Be willing to dedicate 3-4 hours prior to each committee meeting to review documents at least 4-6... read more

Georgia State Board of Accountancy FAQs

GSBA Contact Information How do I contact the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA) office? ***PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CPA OR FIRM LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND/OR MESSAGES TO THE BOARD*** Georgia State Board of Accountancy 200... read more