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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

Deal Appoints O'Neal to Georgia Tax Tribunal

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of the Honorable Larry O’Neal as administrative law judge for the Georgia Tax Tribunal. O’Neal fills the vacancy created by the Honorable Charles R. Beaudrot, Jr. The appointment will take effect... read more

Transportation Bill Passes Georgia General Assembly

Transportation Bill Passes Georgia General Assembly On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (Day 39 of Georgia’s Legislative Session), the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 170 (HB 170) as it came out of conference committee late that night.... read more

House Bill 246 Passes Senate

House Bill 246 (HB 246) passed the Senate on April 2, 2015 and is now headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature. HB 246 is an important and positive step for the CPA profession in Georgia. The bill ensures that the Georgia State Board of... read more

Conformity Bill (HB 292) Signed by Governor Deal!

The Conformity Bill in Georgia could have a large impact on taxpayers in Georgia whether they realize it or not. This bill is the piece of legislation that conforms Georgia Statute to tax changes that have taken place at the federal level. It... read more

DOR Extends Relief to Farmers and Fishermen

The Georgia Department of Revenue is providing estimated tax penalty relief to farmers and fisherman. Georgia law allows farmers and fishermen to not pay estimated tax payments during the year if they meet certain requirements, including filing... 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

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