MCL - Section 339.734

Act 299 of 1980

339.734 Prohibited conduct; penalties; report to department.

Sec. 734.

    (1) A holder of a certificate, registration, or license as a certified public accountant or an individual exercising the practice privilege granted under section 727a and the firm employing that individual is subject to the penalties of section 602 for 1 or more of the following:
    (a) Fraud or deceit in obtaining a certificate or registration as a certified public accountant, a license to practice public accounting, or a practice privilege under this article.
    (b) Dishonesty, fraud, or negligence in the practice of public accounting.
    (c) Violation of a rule of professional conduct promulgated under this article.
    (d) Departure from standards of professional practice applicable to the engagement, at the time of engagement.
    (e) Conviction of a felony under the laws of this or another state or the United States or conviction of a crime, an element of which is dishonesty, fraud, or negligence, under the laws of this or another state or of the United States, including, but not limited to, the failure to file a personal federal, state, or local income tax return.
    (f) Cancellation, revocation, suspension, or refusal to renew authority to practice as a certified public accountant by another state or any jurisdiction of the United States for a cause other than failure to pay a licensure or other required fee in that state.
    (g) Suspension or revocation of the right to engage in the practice of public accounting before a state or federal agency or a public accounting oversight board.
    (h) Conduct discreditable to the public accounting profession.
    (i) Determination of mental incompetency by a court of law.
    (j) A violation of this article or a rule promulgated under this article.
    (k) A violation of the provisions of section 604.
    (l) A violation of professional standards regarding the issuance of reports on financial statements; 1 or more kinds of management advisory, financial advisory, or consulting services; the preparation of tax returns; or the furnishing of advice on tax matters.
    (2) Notwithstanding section 602(e), a person that violates this article or a rule or order promulgated or issued under or related to this article is liable for an administrative fine payable to the department of not more than $25,000.00 per violation.
    (3) Within 30 days after a final determination rendered by a federal or state administrative agency or a judgment or conviction issued by a federal court, a state court, or any other court of record, a licensee or registrant shall report to the department in writing or electronically a determination, order, judgment, or conviction regarding a violation in which dishonesty, fraud, or negligence is an element of that determination, order, judgment, or conviction.

History: Add. 1997, Act 10, Imd. Eff. May 16, 1997 ;-- Am. 2005, Act 278, Imd. Eff. Dec. 19, 2005 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 161, Imd. Eff. June 11, 2008 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 215, Imd. Eff. Nov. 23, 2010
Popular Name: Act 299