What enforcement actions must be reported to the board?
(1) A licensee, CPA-Inactive certificate holder, or nonlicensee firm owner must notify the board, of the following matters, in the manner prescribed by the board, within thirty days of the issuance of:
(a) A sanction, order, suspension, revocation, or modification of a license, certificate, permit or practice rights by the SEC, PCAOB, IRS, or another state board of accountancy for any cause other than failure to pay a professional license fee by the due date or failure to meet the continuing professional education requirements of another state board of accountancy; or
(b) Charges filed by the SEC, IRS, PCAOB, another state board of accountancy, or a federal or state taxing, insurance or securities regulatory body that the licensee, CPA-Inactive certificate holder, or nonlicensee firm owner committed a prohibited act that would be a violation of board ethical or technical standards.
(2) Licensed CPA firms with more than one licensed owner are not required to report on action taken against owners, principals, partners, or employees.
(3) If you hold a license or CPA-Inactive certificate issued through the foreign reciprocity provisions of the act, you must notify the board of any investigations undertaken, or sanctions imposed, by a foreign credentialing body against your foreign credential within thirty days of receiving notice that an investigation has begun or a sanction was imposed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.195
(13)(b) and 18.04.215
(9)(b). WSR 11-06-062, amended and recodified as § 4-30-036, filed 3/2/11, effective 4/2/11; WSR 08-18-016, § 4-25-670, filed 8/25/08, effective 9/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.195
(10)(b) and 18.04.215
(9)(b). WSR 05-01-137, § 4-25-670, filed 12/16/04, effective 1/31/05; WSR 03-24-033, § 4-25-670, filed 11/25/03, effective 12/31/03.]