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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

CPA Firms Face Considerable Succession Challenges

The CPA Consultants’ Alliance (CPACA), released the findings from their new succession survey in an article entitled "CPA Firms Face Considerable Succession Challenges." With input from 337 mostly owner and non-equity partner respondents across... read more

Understanding the Newest Implications of the Affordable Care Act

What does the Supreme Court's recent ruling on King v. Burwell mean to tax practitioners? As you'll hear Mike Tucker explain in this short video, it's really status quo. But that doesn't mean there aren't other big changes in 2015 related to the... read more

CPA Profession's Response to DOL Audit Quality Study

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a report on a study showing an audit deficiency rate of nearly 40% in employee benefit plan audits. The study examined 400 audits conducted by 232 firms in 2011 with the study concluding in September of... read more

Techniques to Improve Learning

As accountants, one of the privileges we have is to be a continuous learner. We take classes and read articles to keep our skills current, all to put us in the best position to help our firm and/or our clients. While there is debate if 40 hours... read more

Succession Planning Myths vs. Reality

One of the most frequent questions practitioners ask with regard to succession planning is when should they begin? Ideally, succession planning should begin the first day your firm opens for business, but seldom is that ever the case. The truth... read more

HB 246 Signed Into Law

On May 5, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 246 into law. As introduced, the Bill makes certain that the accountancy statute is as up-to-date as possible to ensure a properly functioning Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA). The following... read more

Georgia 2015 Legislative Session Overview

The Georgia 2015 legislative session ended on April 2. Here's an overview of this year's high-profile legislation, the bills that passed, and the bills that are still waiting for Gov. Nathan Deal's signature. 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. During the friendly, two-week competition, accounting firms and industry accounting... 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

Georgia Accounting Food Fight

August 17-28 2015   The Georgia Society of CPAs,  Georgia’s top accounting firms and Industry accounting departments are using their one voice to create a friendly food and fund drive competition among Georgia accounting professionals  to... read more

Georgia CPAs Teach Financial Literacy to Students Throughout the State

Members of The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) understand the value and importance of financial literacy education and recently coordinated the second annual statewide GSCPA Financial Literacy Day for eighth-grade students. The program, titled... 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. Members of GSCPA's State and Federal Tax Task... read more

Upcoming GSCPA and DOR Meeting

The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) will hold its annual meeting with officials from the Georgia Department of Revenue on August 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This meeting will be held at the GSCPA Learning Center and a light continental breakfast... 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