MICPA Advocacy

Advocating For You
By fostering strong relationships in Lansing we are able to elevate the CPA designation and protect the future of the profession you love.

MEET THE PLAYERS IN THE MICHIGAN CPA LICENSE PROCESS

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THE REGULATOR

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) is a branch of LARA and has authority over professional licensing including issuance of licenses and assessment of penalties.

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THE ADVISOR

The State Board of Accountancy

A 9-person appointed body that provides guidance and advice to LARA on the promulgation of administrative rules and penalties for CPAs.

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THE ADVOCATE

The Michigan Association of CPAs

A nonprofit voluntary membership organization which acts as a resource for CPAs, our job is to keep you informed and advocate for the profession.

 

 

Director Hawks

Orlene Hawks - Director of LARA

The Michigan Board of Accountancy consists of 9 members, one of the 9 members is a full time instructor of accounting above the elementary level at an accredited college or university, 6 of the members are licensed certified public accountants, and 3 of the members represent the public, one of which is an attorney. The appointments to this board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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 Penalties for Deficiency

The CPE Tracker is available to all CPAs in the State of Michigan. To get started using the Tracker you will need to log into the website. If you don't have an account, you can create one.

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MICPA Advocacy In Action

New voices demonstrate the impact you can have on our profession and our state.
 

 

Worked closely with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the State Board of Accountancy during the rule making process. New Administrative Rules were promulgated May 5, 2021.

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Provided feedback on legislation and worked with legislators to avoid unintended consequences in tax policy.

 

 

Provided feedback and guidance to the Department of Treasury on Revenue Administrative Bulletins and Treasury forms.

 

 

Formed a workgroup to collaborate with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) and enhance the practitioner experience for their clients.

 

What Legislation is Impacting Michigan CPAs?

Keep up to date on the status of proposed legislation and enacted laws that have an impact on the profession.

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Legislative Keyperson Program

Become a valuable resource for their legislators. As new issues arise that involve the accounting profession, legislators look to CPAs to educate and advise them; your expertise can contribute to a healthy legislative future for the profession.

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Contribute to PAC

Your contribution to the MICPA’s bipartisan Political Action Committee (PAC) helps to ensure that CPAs and their professional interests remain visible and are well represented in the public policy-making process. This is accomplished by educating, providing support and fostering relationships with various elected officials and candidates who help drive the interest of the profession.

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Find Resources for Legislators

The MICPA Legislative Advisory Group is composed of regional representatives, who are well informed and knowledgeable about the CPA profession; they are responsible for managing all of the MICPA's legislative initiatives.

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Keeping Up with a Changing Profession

 

MICPA Board member, Matthew Kidd, explains how the MICPA is actively advocating to protect the future of the CPA profession as technology advances and expands business.