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Section 14 — Accounting Support Fee for Governmental Accounting Standards Board

(a) FINRA shall, in accordance with this Section, allocate, assess, and collect a GASB Accounting Support Fee to fund the annual budget of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The GASB Accounting Support Fee is based on the recoverable annual budgeted expenses provided to FINRA by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and amounts collected under this Section shall be remitted to the Financial Accounting Foundation.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), each calendar quarter, each member shall pay an assessment to FINRA of its portion of one quarter of the annual GASB Accounting Support Fee amount that reflects the member's portion of the total par value of municipal securities transactions reported by members to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board under MSRB Rule G-14(b) in the previous calendar quarter.
(c) If, in a given calendar quarter, a member's GASB Accounting Support Fee assessment is less than $25, the member will not be assessed a GASB Accounting Support Fee for that quarter. The amount not assessed to the member will be reallocated among the other members assessed a GASB Accounting Support Fee for that quarter based on each member's portion of the total par value of municipal securities transactions reported by members to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board under MSRB Rule G-14(b) in the previous calendar quarter.
Adopted by SR-FINRA-2011-073 eff. Feb. 23, 2012.

Selected Notice: 12-15.

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