California Board of Accountancy

Security for Claims Against an Accountancy Corporation

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 11 - Accountancy Corporation Rules

§ 75.8. Security for Claims Against an Accountancy Corporation.

a) An accountancy corporation shall provide and maintain adequate security for claims against it by its clients arising out of the rendering of or failure to render professional services. Security for such claims shall consist of either of the following:
(1) Insurance for each claim in an amount equal to at least $100,000 per licensee, provided that the maximum amount for each claim shall not be required to exceed $1,000,000, and that the minimum amount guaranteed for all claims during any one calendar year shall be at least an amount equal to $250,000 per licensee, provided that the maximum amount shall not be required to exceed $3,000,000; or
(2) A written agreement of the shareholders that they shall jointly and severally guarantee payment by the corporation of liabilities to its clients arising out of the rendering of a failure to render professional services.
(b) In the event of failure to comply with the requirements of this section, each and every shareholder of the corporation shall be deemed to have agreed to be jointly and severally liable for claims against the corporation by its clients arising out of the rendering of, or failure to render, professional services.


NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010 and 5157, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5157, Business and Professions Code.


 

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