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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, contact Charles George, Vice President of Government Affairs, at cgeorge@kycpa.org or 502-736-1366.

 2018 Legislative Recap

The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly, a 60-day or “long” session, ended on April 14. Throughout the session, KyCPA advocates reviewed nearly 900 bills, met with legislators, and joined forces with other business organizations to ensure your interests were represented at the Capitol. As a result of these efforts, many KyCPA priorities saw final passage, including several tax reform measures, CPA firm mobility, and reforms to Kentucky's workers' compensation and public pension systems.

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