The following definitions are used in the Rules of the Code of Professional Conduct:
Practice of public accounting - The practice of accounting consists of the performance for a client, by a member or a member’s firm, while holding out as CPA(s), of the professional services of accounting, tax, personal financial planning, litigation support services, and those professional services for which standards are promulgated by bodies designated by Council.
However, a member or a member’s firm, while holding out as CPA(s), is not considered to be in the practice of public accounting if the member or the member’s firm does not perform, for any client, any of the professional services described in the preceding paragraph.
Professional services - Professional services include all services performed by a member while holding out as a CPA.
Below is a listing of the applicable rules followed by a discussion of each rule:
Rule 101 Independence
Rule 102 Integrity and Objectivity
Rule 201 General Standards
Rule 202 Compliance with Standards
Rule 203 Accounting Principles
Rule 301 Confidential Client Information
Rule 302 Contingent Fees
Rule 501 Acts Discreditable
Rule 502 Advertising and Other Forms of Solicitation
Rule 503 Commissions and Referral Fees
Rule 505 Form of Organization and Name
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