Licensed CPAs in U.S., Changed Tax Due Dates, National MAP Survey and more

by MICPA | May 31, 2016   ()

NASBA: 664,532 Actively Licensed CPAs in U.S.
For the first time in history, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has released a CPA population statistic that represents the total number of individual, U.S. licensed CPAs. As of April 22, 2016, there are 664,532 actively licensed CPAs.

This new statistic is derived from NASBA’s Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD), a  national database of CPAs comprised of official Board of Accountancy data that is currently aggregated from 51 of the 55 CPA licensing jurisdictions. Before the ALD, it was impossible to eliminate duplicate licensees across state lines to calculate total CPA population.

The database has a public-facing version,, which is a free service available to the public to verify if a person or firm is licensed to practice public accounting and if there is any enforcement history on the record. READ MORE

Which States Have Changed (or May Change) Tax Due Dates?
With new federal due dates taking effect in 2017 for certain returns, including Forms 1120-C and 1065, several states have adopted corresponding laws and other states are considering that move. This AICPA Insights blog offers tools to help you keep track of multi-state activity for clients.

IRS Warns of Latest Scam Variation Involving Bogus “Federal Student Tax”
The IRS issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent “Federal Student Tax.” READ MORE

Spring 2016 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
The spring 2016 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is available on featuring preliminary data about individual income tax returns filed for Tax Year 2014.

MICPA Membership Terminated
MICPA member Daniel J. Mahalak of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan has been terminated from the MICPA. He was found guilty by a hearing panel of the Joint Trial Board of violating Rule 1.400.001 – Acts Discreditable of the MICPA Code of Professional Conduct, for failure to cooperate with the professional ethics division in a disciplinary investigation of a member. The Board of Directors approved the termination of Mr. Mahalak’s membership on May 11, 2016. 

Take Part in 2016 National MAP Survey to Get Your Free Personalized Report
Did you know that all participants in the 2016 AICPA PCPS / National MAP Survey receive a free personalized summary report? The survey is the largest The CPA firm practice management benchmarking survey in the country. It is open to all CPA firms (PCPS membership not required). READ MORE

GAO Cannot Sign Off on Government’s Books. Again.
This Government Accountability Office WatchBlog explores this year’s federal government audit, and why they couldn’t sign off on the government’s books—again. READ MORE

AICPA Stresses Importance of Code of Professional Conduct
The AICPA has developed a six-minute video explaining the benefits of nationwide adoption of the Code of Professional Conduct. (Michigan has already adopted.) READ MORE

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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