Membership FAQs

  • What is the deadline for renewing my membership?

    The payment deadline is June 30. Late fees are added on Aug. 1. Please renew online at njcpa.org/renew or by check with the invoice sent to you.

  • What percentage of my dues are deductible?

    NJCPA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as a business expense. NJCPA estimates that 9 percent of your dues are not deductible because of the NJCPA lobbying activities on behalf of its members.

    Annual membership dues also include $8 for a one-year subscription to New Jersey CPA magazine, which cannot be deducted from your dues.

    Contributions to the NJCPA Scholarship Fund are deductible as charitable contributions.

  • Am I obligated to pay the NJCPA Scholarship Fund contribution that appears on my dues statement?

    No, contributions to the NJCPA Scholarship Fund are voluntary. We encourage you to contribute the suggested amount (or more), but if you choose not to, you can pay just the dues amount.

  • Is there a reduced dues rate for members who are unemployed or retired?

    Yes, we offer both an unemployed and a retired dues rate. Please contact us at 973 226-4494 or membership@njcpa.org to update your dues category.

    The unemployed category of membership includes members who are home raising children, taking care of parents, in between positions, on long-term disability or in school full time.

    The retired category of membership includes members who have reached retirement age as designated by the Social Security Administration and are working no more than 20 hours per week.

  • I cannot afford to pay my dues this year. Do I have to resign my membership?

    No. Please contact us at 973 226-4494 or membership@njcpa.org to discuss your options.

  • Is my NJCPA membership transferable to another person?

    No, NJCPA membership is non-transferable and remains with the individual for the duration of the membership year.

  • Can I reinstate my lapsed membership?

    Yes, former members can re-join the NJCPA by completing a new membership application at njcpa.org/join.

  • Do you offer a refund for dues payments processed via auto-renewal?

    All members enrolled in auto-renewal will receive multiple notices prior to the June 1 processing of dues payments each year, and, as a result, no refunds will be issued after the June 1 processing date. Members can opt to discontinue their enrollment in auto-renewal, which takes effect with the following fiscal year enrollment period. 

    Any member who has voluntarily signed up for auto-renewal, or who has been automatically assigned (with proper notification) auto-renewal status upon being granted membership, will have their annual membership dues charged on or about June 1 of each calendar year at the applicable then-current membership rate. 

  • Do you offer a refund for dues payments made via check or credit card?

    No refunds will be issued to any member who is not signed up for annual dues auto-renewal and makes a dues payment upon notice that their membership is due for renewal.

    In cases where a member’s dues have mistakenly been paid twice for a particular fiscal year, the member can have such duplicate payment applied to the next fiscal year at the current-year rate or request a full refund without any fees applied. Contact us at membership@njcpa.org or 973 226-4494 with any questions regarding the refund policy.

  • How do I add or remove myself from auto-renewal?

    To manage your automatic membership renewal preferences and credit card information, please visit njcpa.org/autorenew.

  • How do I change my address or other contact information?

    To update your contact information, please visit your profile at njcpa.org/profile or contact us at 973 226-4494 or membership@njcpa.org.

  • I forgot my username and/or password. How do I access it?

    Your username is the email address you have on file with us. We are unable to provide your password; however, you can reset your password using the link at njcpa.org/login.

    If you still cannot login, please contact us at 973 226-4494 or membership@njcpa.org.

  • Can I join the NJCPA if I am not a CPA?

    Yes, if you are licensed in another country (i.e., chartered accountant), preparing to become a CPA or currently enrolled in a college or university with the intent of taking the CPA Exam upon graduation, you can join the NJCPA. View the complete list of our membership categories.