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Announcing the CPA Leadership Institute - SCACPA is launching the only local program designed specifically for accounting professionals. Designed to address the looming leadership void in the profession and the association, the program is limited to 20 participants. This five month intensive training program combines live classes and webinars. Learn more.

Apply Now for 2014-15 Scholarships - The SCACPA Educational Foundation is now accepting scholarships applications for the 2014-15 academic year. The deadline is June 1. Apply now!

IRS Issues Updates - The Internal Revenue Service recently issued updates on the Net Investment Income Tax, W-7 Forms, PTIN Expiration Letters, the new Get Transcript application and more. Visit the Tax Season Resource Page for the latest information and additional resources.

Comfort Letter Resources - CPAs are seeing an increase in requests for third-party verification (also known as comfort letters). The AICPA has released a new video, which provides details regarding types of requests and appropriate responses. Watch now.

Membership Dues Renewal – As a reminder, membership renewal notices for 2014-15 will be sent late May. The new membership year begins July, 1 2014.
    

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Standardized Business License Application Introduced - To ease the business licensing process, especially for transient business, a standardized  form was recently introduced by the Municipal Association of SC, the state chamber and a number of other organizations. While voluntary, 25 cities and one county have adopted the form to date. Click here to view the form and a list of participating cities. 

Legislative Update - The Senate Finance Committee began debate on the FY 2014-15 state budget the week of April 7 with the clear intention of taking their time to finish their work after their furlough scheduled to begin Thursday, April 17.  The House continued working through bills on the calendar in anticipation of their two week Easter furlough beginning next week. Access the full issue of View From the Dome.

Alert: Summary of Proposed Changes to South Carolina Title 40, Chapter 2 Accountancy Practice Act
A new piece of legislation, House bill 4946, supported by the S.C. Board of Accountancy (SC BOA) and the S.C. Association of CPAs (SCACPA), was introduced recently by Reps. Mac Toole (Lexington) and Bill Sandifer (Oconee). Read the bill.

Tax Conformity Legislation Signed Into Law Gov. Nikki Haley today signed into law state tax conformity legislation, S.953. The bill will update and conform the Internal Revenue Code to state income tax laws. Read the bill.