eLaws of Florida

  SECTION 473.309. Practice requirements for partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies; business entities practicing public accounting.  


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  • 1(1) 2A partnership may not engage in the practice of public accounting, as defined in s. 17473.302(8)(a), 18unless:
    19(a) 20It is a form of partnership recognized by Florida law.
    30(b) 31Partners owning at least 51 percent of the financial interest and voting rights of the partnership are certified public accountants in some state. However, each partner who is a certified public accountant in another state and is domiciled in this state must be a certified public accountant of this state and hold an active license.
    86(c) 87At least one general partner is a certified public accountant of this state and holds an active license or, in the case of a firm that must have a license pursuant to s. 120473.3101(1)(a)2121., at least one general partner is a certified public accountant in some state and meets the requirements of s. 141473.3141(1)(a) 142or (b).
    144(d) 145All partners who are not certified public accountants in any state are engaged in the business of the partnership as their principal occupation.
    168(e) 169It is in compliance with rules adopted by the board pertaining to minimum capitalization, letters of credit, and adequate public liability insurance.
    191(f) 192It is currently licensed as required by s. 200473.3101201.
    202(2) 203A corporation may not engage in the practice of public accounting, as defined in s. 218473.302(8)(a), 219unless:
    220(a) 221It is a corporation duly organized in this or some other state.
    233(b) 234Shareholders of the corporation owning at least 51 percent of the financial interest and voting rights of the corporation are certified public accountants in some state and are principally engaged in the business of the corporation. However, each shareholder who is a certified public accountant in another state and is domiciled in this state must be a certified public accountant of this state and hold an active license.
    302(c) 303The principal officer of the corporation is a certified public accountant in some state.
    317(d) 318At least one shareholder of the corporation is a certified public accountant and holds an active license in this state or, in the case of a firm that must have a license pursuant to s. 353473.3101(1)(a)2354., at least one shareholder is a certified public accountant in some state and meets the requirements of s. 373473.3141(1)(a) 374or (b).
    376(e) 377All shareholders who are not certified public accountants in any state are engaged in the business of the corporation as their principal occupation.
    400(f) 401It is in compliance with rules adopted by the board pertaining to minimum capitalization, letters of credit, and adequate public liability insurance.
    423(g) 424It is currently licensed as required by s. 432473.3101433.
    434(3) 435A limited liability company may not engage in the practice of public accounting, as defined in s. 452473.302(8)(a), 453unless:
    454(a) 455It is a limited liability company duly organized in this or some other state.
    469(b) 470Members of the limited liability company owning at least 51 percent of the financial interest and voting rights of the company are certified public accountants in some state. However, each member who is a certified public accountant in some state and is domiciled in this state must be a certified public accountant of this state and hold an active license.
    530(c) 531At least one member of the limited liability company is a certified public accountant and holds an active license in this state or, in the case of a firm that must have a license pursuant to s. 568473.3101(1)(a)2569., at least one member is a certified public accountant in some state and meets the requirements of s. 588473.3141(1)(a) 589or (b).
    591(d) 592All members who are not certified public accountants in any state are engaged in the business of the company as their principal occupation.
    615(e) 616It is in compliance with rules adopted by the board pertaining to minimum capitalization, letters of credit, and adequate public liability insurance.
    638(f) 639It is currently licensed as required by s. 647473.3101648.
    649(4) 650A partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or any other firm is engaged in the practice of public accounting if its employees are engaged in the practice of public accounting. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a licensed audit firm may own all or part of another licensed audit firm.
History.-ss. 8, 25, ch. 79-202; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 10, 11, ch. 85-9; s. 22, ch. 89-374; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 16, ch. 93-110; s. 1, ch. 93-284; s. 1, ch. 97-35; s. 5, ch. 98-340; s. 2, ch. 2000-114; s. 8, ch. 2009-54.