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Opinion Summary of Selected Opinion 98-171

Date: 07/01/1998
Organization: Division of Banks
Docket Number: 98-171

This opinion was issued in the third quarter of 1998.

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Financial statement reporting requirement

The implementing regulation of Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 93, section 24, 209 CMR 18.04(4), requires applicants for collection agency licenses to submit financial statements prepared and audited or reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. These financial statements must include, at a minimum, a Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows and all relevant notes. These reports must be prepared on the accrual method of accounting. As year-end corporate tax returns do not meet the requirements of 209 CMR 18.04(4), the Division cannot accept the submission of such tax returns in satisfaction of those requirements.

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