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Your voice in Frankfort and Washington

Who has your back in the halls of the Capitol? To protect and promote the CPA profession in Frankfort and Washington, we operate an aggressive government affairs division that includes staff and contract lobbyists, a political action committee (PAC) and a key contact program. The Society also works closely with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to educate and inform our federal lawmakers on issues of mutual importance to the profession. For more information about our lobbying efforts, you may email info@kycpa.org or call 502-266-5272.

2019 Legislative Preview

The upcoming 2019 session, a 30-day or “short” session, kicks off on January 8, when the General Assembly will meet for four days to file legislation, formally elect leaders and assign committee chairs before breaking until February 5. The session is slated to end on March 29. Throughout the session, KyCPA will advocate for our members on tax, license and general business issues, and any other issue that affects the CPA profession. Click here for a preview of some of the key issues we’ll be closely watching next year. 

Kentucky Board of Accountancy

The Kentucky Board of Accountancy is the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating CPAs and CPA firms, as well as administering the CPA examination. The Board is made up of six CPAs and one citizen member who are appointed by the governor. KyCPA regularly meets with the Board to discuss licensing, regulatory and other issues impacting the CPA profession. For more information, including CPE and license renewal requirements, click here.

CPA licensing statutes and regulations

  • KRS 325 - Kentucky Revised Statutes
  • KAR 201 - Administrative Regulations

CPA Mobility

  • CPAMobility.org is a resource from the AICPA and NASBA to help determine practice privileges for out-of-state CPAs.

Kentucky Department of Revenue

The Kentucky Department of Revenue is the taxing authority for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KyCPA works with the Department on a regular basis to improve tax laws, regulation and guidance. The Department manages a practitioner-only hotline to answer compliance issues that specifically face tax practitioners. The toll-free hotline (844-751-5011) operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET, Mon. through Fri.

State tax statutes and regulations