Your voice in Frankfort and Washington

A top priority of the Society, advocacy elevates the CPA profession with Kentucky policymakers at the local, state ,and federal levels of government. These priorities focus on audit & attest, tax, advisory, and professional licensing issues. 

To best promote KyCPA's policy agenda in Frankfort and Washington, we operate a strategic government affairs division that includes staff, consultants, our Political Action Committee (KyCPA-PAC), and a member network of key contacts. The Society also works closely with the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) policy team to educate and inform our federal lawmakers on issues of mutual importance to the profession.

For more information regarding our advocacy efforts, feel free to email the Society’s Government Affairs Director, P. Anthony Allen, at or call (502) 266-5272. 

Advocacy updates 

The Kentucky General Assembly concluded its 2024 Legislative Session on Monday, April 15. Throughout the Session, KyCPA served as a primary advocate for tax and business policy, championed initiatives to strengthen the CPA education pipeline, and successfully opposed harmful legislation affecting the profession.

With more than 1,200 bills reviewed, monitored, and directly impacted this Session, KyCPA’s advocacy team met directly with key policymakers and collaborated with business stakeholders to ensure your interests were represented in Frankfort.

, KyCPA Government Affairs Director and Russ Woodward, Policy Consultant, provide a review of priority policies that passed during the 2024 Legislative Session and more.

Click here to see how you can directly participate in KyCPA's advocacy efforts.

2024 policy priorities

This booklet contains an overview of KyCPA's 2024 policy priorities, guiding principles for state and local taxation, and more. Click here to download a PDF of the 2024 Policy Priorities booklet. 

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

  • 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