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Notice must be similarly given of the closing of any such physical offices. No form is provided for such notices but they must be in writing, and, whether in letter form or otherwise, they must be clearly headed with "Closing of Office," or similar wording.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Registration permits will expire on June 30 of each even numbered year beginning on June 30, 1984, and shall become renewable at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to be eligible for registration renewal, the physical office must comply with the provisions for peer review as provided for in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-3-17&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-3-17</a> and Chapter 20-13 of the Rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application for original registration of an office registration, otherwise in order, filed more than 30 days after it is due must be accompanied by a penalty of $250.00 in addition to the registration fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application for renewal of an office registration, otherwise in order, filed after the June 30th expiration date must be accompanied by a penalty of $250.00 in addition to the renewal fee. After June 30th, without an active firm registration, it is unlawful to practice public accountancy in this state. The late renewal period begins July 1st and ends September 30th.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application for reinstatement of an office registration, otherwise in order, filed after September 30th must be accompanied by a reinstatement fee of $1,150.00.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/20-9-.02" name="20-9-.02" title="20-9-.02">Rule 20-9-.02 Resident Manager</a></h2> <P>The Board shall not register an office for the purpose of public accountancy unless a Resident Manager has been designated to be in full and continuous charge.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Resident Manager must hold a license in this state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Resident Manager must assume full responsibility for the supervision of the office to which he or she has been designated as resident manager.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notice shall be given to the Board, within thirty days, of any change in the position of Resident Manager. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event any physical office shall be temporarily without a Resident Manager, a grace period must be requested. The grace period may extend to six months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The request for a grace period must be in writing, and must include how the operation of the office will be carried out during this period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="20-9-.02(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One renewal of the grace period may be requested; however, cause must be shown for this extension.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/20-9-.01" name="20-9-.01" title="20-9-.01">Rule 20-9-.01 Registration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/20-9-.02" name="20-9-.02" title="20-9-.02">Rule 20-9-.02 Resident Manager</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2018 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>