(225 ILCS 450/30.4)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
(a) No licensed CPA or CPA firm may provide contemporaneously with an audit those non-auditing services referenced in subsection (g) of Section 10A of the federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to a company, excluding a not-for-profit organization, that (1) is not required to file periodic information, documents, and reports pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and (2) during the previous fiscal year, had annual revenues exceeding $50,000,000 or more than 500 employees.
(b)(1) A licensed CPA or CPA firm is exempted from the prohibition in subsection (a) of this Section 30.4 if:
(A) the licensed CPA or CPA firm presents written
notice of the contemporaneous provision of auditing and non-auditing services to the company prior to the commencement of the contemporaneous provision of the services; and
(B) the president or chief executive officer of the
company to which the contemporaneous auditing and non-auditing services are to be provided subsequently signs an acknowledgement that the company is aware of and agrees to the contemporaneous provision of the auditing and non-auditing services.
(2) A licensed CPA or CPA firm waives the exemption provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection (b) if the licensed CPA or CPA firm engages in criminal activity or willful or wanton negligence regarding the provision of contemporaneous auditing and non-auditing services to the company.
(c) A violation of this Section shall subject a licensed CPA or CPA firm to the provisions of Section 20.01 of this Act.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize or permit the provision of any services by a licensed CPA or CPA firm that would result in a lack of independence under applicable ethics standards of the accounting profession.
(Source: P.A. 98-254, eff. 8-9-13.)