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Established in cooperation with the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), the Certified Audit program was created to increase voluntary compliance by taxpayers, and is a true form of privatization.
|Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Friday, November 15, 2013
|8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration at 8:00am )
|Florida Institute of CPAs, Tallahassee
|11 Accounting and Auditing
9 Technical Business
David L. Bowman
|Florida Institute of CPAs
Under the Certified Audit Program, taxpayers are able to hire specifically trained and DOR-approved CPA firms to conduct sales, use and local-option tax audits in accordance with DOR standards and the technical standards of the CPA profession.
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Participants will be able to expand their sales tax consulting practice through conducting certified audits, assist clients with sales and use tax issues and demonstrate proficiency in Florida sales and use tax through certification. The course will prepare participants to sit for the Certified Audit Examination (CAE) and to perform sales and use tax audits that are satisfactory to the Florida Department of Revenue.
- What is the Certified Audit program
- Who is eligible to participate: staff, CPAs, firms and clients
- Training and exam requirements
- Suggestions for marketing the service to potential clients
- Overview of the Certified Audit process
- Sales and use tax rules in Florida
- Sales and use tax audit techniques
- Industry-specific sales and use tax rules and requirements in Florida
- Developing and writing the Agreed-Upon Procedures
CPAs who are interested in becoming certified to conduct Certified Audits with new and/or existing clients, and/or earn a Certified in Florida Sales and Use Tax (CFST) specialty designation only after completion of the training course and successfully passing the Certified Audit Examination (CAE). Individuals may elect to obtain a CFST specialty designation to show expertise only and not conduct Certified Audits.
Requirements for the participants are: (1) have some familiarity with Florida sales and use tax and, (2) hold an active Florida CPA license. Requirements for firms that want to be eligible to conduct certified audits are to have: (1) a current on-site system review with a Pass; (2) be a licensed firm in the State of Florida; (3) have a member of the engagement team be trained on DOR's Florida Multi-tax Software; (4) staff members qualified through the Practitioner Level Certified Audit self study training to work on the engagement team; and (5) certified audits performed as “agreed upon procedures” subject to SSAE.
Advanced reading is required.
This course was developed by the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Florida Department of Revenue.
On Wednesday and Thursday, class times are 8:30am-4:30pm. On Friday, class time is 8:30am-12:00pm.
$745 FICPA Members, $745 Non-Members
Take advantage of the Early Bird Price - Register more than 10 days before the course date. Early Bird pricing does not apply to Chapter events.