21 ncac 08K .0104          REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL

(a)  Domestic CPA professional corporations or professional limited liability companies must be formed and all CPA professional corporations or professional limited liability companies must be operated in accordance with the requirements set out in G.S. 55B and 57C.  Before any CPA professional corporation or professional limited liability company can offer to perform or perform any professional services in this state, it must register with the Board.

(b)  Initial registration.

(1)           Domestic CPA Corporation or Professional Limited Liability Company.  In order to register initially with this Board, the incorporators of a domestic CPA corporation or professional limited liability company, prior to incorporation of the CPA firm, must:

(A)          prepare and file with the Board the articles of incorporation along with any supporting documents and appropriate checks for fees payable to the Secretary of State;

(B)          complete and file with the Board the application for professional corporation or professional limited liability company registration form along with any supporting documents; and

(C)          pay to the Board an initial registration fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

(2)           Foreign CPA Corporation or Foreign Limited Liability Company.  To register initially with the Board, the officers of a foreign corporation or foreign limited liability company, prior to performing services or offering to perform services in North Carolina, must submit to the Board:

(A)          on an application for registration form provided by the Board, a list of its present shareholders or members and the state or territory issuing the CPA certificate, or the equivalent, of each shareholder or member and the number of each certificate or equivalent; and

(B)          the documents required by G.S. 55-15-01(a) and 57C-7.

(c)  In addition to its initial registration, every CPA corporation or professional limited liability company, whether domestic or foreign, must register annually pursuant to 21 NCAC 08J .0108.

(d)  The application for registration by a CPA corporation or professional limited liability company shall provide the following information:

(1)           the name and address of the professional corporation or professional limited liability company;

(2)           the address of each office operated or maintained by the corporation or professional limited liability company;

(3)           the names and addresses of all the officers, directors, shareholders, or members; and

(4)           the names and addresses of all the employees and managers of the corporation or professional limited liability company licensed by the Board under the provisions of G.S. 93.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B-11; 57C-1; 57C-2; 59-84.2; 93-8; 93-12(7b); 93-12(8c);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 26, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2010; April 1, 1999; April 1, 1994; April 1, 1991; May 1, 1989; August 1, 1988;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 28, 2014.