All members are required to pay applicable dues or assessments, which are to be approved annually by the CAQ Governing Board. Dues or assessments are due and payable in full at the time and in the manner determined by the CAQ. Dues or assessments are not subject to refund in whole or in part at any time including in the circumstance of: (a) a merger, consolidation, or other combination of two or more members; or (b) resignation, termination, or dissolution if a firm has enjoyed Membership or Associate Membership for any part of the year for which the dues or assessments apply.
Dues are based on the number of issuers1 for which the firm issued audit reports as reported on the PCAOB’s Annual Report (Form 2).
Annual Dues Amount
CAQ Governing Board member firms
|Dues are allocated as a percentage of the annual CAQ budget|
0 issuer audits *
|1-25 issuer audits||$2,500|
|26-100 issuer audits||$5,000|
|Over 100 issuer audits||$30,000|
*Includes both firms registered with and not registered with the PCAOB
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1 The term "issuer" means an issuer (as defined in Section 3 of the Exchange Act), the securities of which are registered under Section 12 of that Act, ["Registration Requirements for Securities"] or that is required to file reports under Section 15(d) of that Act, ["Securities Analysts And Research Reports" (Brokers/Dealers)] or that files or has filed a registration statement that has not yet become effective under the Securities Act of 1933, and that it has not withdrawn.