(a)  Violations of Other Authorities' Laws or Rules. A CPA shall not act in a way that would cause the CPA to be disciplined by federal or state agencies or boards for violations of laws or rules on ethics. CPAs who engage in activities regulated by other federal or state authorities (may include the following agencies: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Revenue, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, State Bar, North Carolina Secretary of State, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, National Association of Securities Dealers, Department of Insurance, Government Accountability Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, State Auditor, State Treasurer, or Local Government Commission) shall comply with all such authorities' ethics laws and rules.

(b)  Prima Facie Evidence. A conviction or final finding of unethical conduct by a competent authority is prima facie evidence of a violation of this Rule.

(c)  Notice to the Board Required. A CPA shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days of any conviction or finding against him or her of unlawful conduct by any federal or state court or regulatory authority.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B-12; 57D-2-02; 93-12(9);

Eff. April 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2016.