Magazine article The CPA Journal

It's Time to Study the New UAA and Get Involved

Magazine article The CPA Journal

It's Time to Study the New UAA and Get Involved

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The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Public Accountancy (NASBA) have hoisted a third edition of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) up the flagpole. The purpose of the act is to promote uniformity of state laws governing the practice of public accounting throughout the various jurisdictions of the United States. The stated goal of the AICPA is to have 40 jurisdictions adopt the act substantially in its drafted form by the year 2000. Many boards of directors of state societies of CPAs have begun reviewing the UAA to decide whether to push for enactment in their states. The NYSSCPA at its board meeting in June began the process of evaluating each of the major provisions. New Jersey last year passed a 1997 accountancy act that incorporated some of the provisions of the prior Uniform Accountancy Act. In light of the recent law change, the New Jersey Society of CPAs and the New Jersey Board of Accountancy will be seeking to amend the 1997 act to incorporate the changes suggested by the new UAA, but probably on a piecemeal basis. …

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