(225 ILCS 450/13)
(from Ch. 111, par. 5514)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Application for licensure.
(a) A person or CPA firm that wishes to perform accountancy activities in this State, as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 8.05 of this Act, or use the CPA title
shall make application to the Department
and shall pay the fee required by rule.
Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the
application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years,
the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited and the applicant must
reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(b) Any CPA firm that (i) has an office in this State that uses the title "CPA" or "CPA firm"; (ii) has an office in this State that performs accountancy activities, as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 8.05 of this Act; or (iii) does not have an office in this State and does not meet the practice privilege requirements as defined in Section 5.2 of this Act, but offers or renders services, as set forth in subsection (e) of Section 5.2 of this Act, for a client that is headquartered in this State must hold a license as a CPA firm issued under this Act.
(d) A CPA firm that is not subject to the requirements of subsection (b) of this Section may perform professional services that are not regulated under subsection (b) of this Section while using the title "CPA" or "CPA firm" in this State without obtaining a license as a CPA firm under this Act if the firm (i) performs such services through individuals with practice privileges under Section 5.2 of this Act and (ii) may lawfully perform such services in the state where those individuals with practice privileges under Section 5.2 of this Act have their principal place of business.
(Source: P.A. 100-419, eff. 8-25-17.)