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How to File a Complaint

A CPA who fails to uphold the required standards of ethical conduct is subject to disciplinary action by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, as are TSCPA and AICPA members who violate the standards of those organizations.

The Professional Ethics Committee investigates complaints against TSCPA members. All letters of complaint should be mailed to:

Email: Patty Wyatt
Coordinator, Professional Ethics and Advocacy
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
729 Grapevine Hwy, Suite 221
Hurst, TX 76054
Phone 817-656-5100 | Fax: 817-656-5103


The TSCPA will conduct an initial review of the complaint and, if necessary, an investigation of the matter in accordance with the procedures of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Joint Ethics Enforcement Program.

Please note that the procedures of the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program require that an investigation be conducted in a confidential manner and that the results not be made public, with the following exceptions:

(a) if after investigation, the matter is referred to a hearing panel of the Joint Trial Board, and the panel finds one or more members guilty of violating the AICPA Code of Professional Ethics or the Texas State Board Rules of Professional Conduct, or

(b) the investigation results in a settlement agreement involving membership rights (i.e. suspension or expulsion) and the member agrees to publication, the results will be published.

To determine whether an individual is a member of the TSCPA, please call Member Services at 800-428-0272, ext. 260.

Reprinted with permission by the American Institute of CPAs.