the unique number assigned to the licensee when their certificate of qualification is issued by the Board.
the date the CPA certificate was issued to the licensee.
the date through which the CPA certificate is valid.
the address the individual or CPA firm has designated as the address to which the Board should send all correspondence.
the number of CPE credits the licensee has carried over to the next calendar year (maximum of 1,000 minutes/20 hours).
when used to refer to the status of a person, describes a person who possesses a North Carolina certificate of qualification and who has not otherwise been granted inactive status;
a person who possesses a North Carolina certificate of qualification and has signed a Form of Practice affidavit stating that because they practice public accounting in a form not approved by the Board, they will not use the CPA title in any way.
when used to refer to the status of a person, describes a person who has requested to use the title CPA-retired and confirms they will not perform any of the services listed in 21 NCAC 08A .0307(2) except that they may prepare tax returns for themselves and their immediate family members without compensation and they may prepare tax returns through public service programs, without compensation, such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. They may not hold themselves out as a certified public accountant; however, they may use the title “CPA-retired.” They further consent to continued regulatory authority of the Board.
when used to refer to the status of a person, describes a person who has requested inactive status and has been approved by the Board and who does not use the title certified public accountant, nor do they allow anyone to refer to them as a certified public accountant, and neither they nor anyone else refers to them in any representation as described in Rule .0308(b) of this Section;
a person who possesses a North Carolina certificate of qualification under conditions imposed by the Board.
a person whose North Carolina certificate of qualification has been permanently removed or for a specific time under a discipline imposed by the Board.
a person whose North Carolina certificate of qualification has been surrendered for a period of time under a Consent Order with the Board.
a person whose North Carolina certificate of qualification has been revoked for a specific period of time under conditions imposed by 21 NCAC 08J .0111(3) or under a discipline imposed by the Board.
a person whose North Carolina certificate of qualification has been voluntarily surrendered by a Consent Order with the Board.
For an explanation of other certificate statuses, please contact the Board’s Staff Attorney.
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