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New Billing Changes for Peer Review - If you firm is enrolled in peer review, there are billing changes that may impact you. Under SCACPA’s new billing procedures, annual administrative fee invoices will mail the week of Aug. 11.  Firms with no corrections may pay online here.  If you need to make changes, click here for details.

CPA Day of Service is Sept. 19 - On Sept. 19, CPAs from around the state will come together to give back and make a difference in their communities. The event will highlight how South Carolina’s CPAs are vital to the financial and social fabric of their communities. Visit your chapter page to get involved. As soon as you have decided on your project, click here and let us know about it. To find our more, visit our FAQs page. Questions? Contact Maureen Taylor at mtaylor@scacpa.org or 803-791-4181803-791-4181 ext. 105.

MAP Survey Extended to Aug. 31 – Based on your feedback and to ensure the most comprehensive results, the 2014 AICPA PCPS/TSCPA National MAP Survey has been extended through Sunday, August 31. The survey is targeted to ALL CPA firms in the US, from sole proprietors through the Top 100 firms, and each participating firm will receive FREE, personalized results. To participate, or sign up, click here.

Annual SCDOR and IRS Meeting - Let Your Voice Be Heard - The SCACPA Taxation Committee will host its annual meeting with the SCDOR and IRS on Oct. 22. Key employees from both agencies will address issues and concerns of South Carolina CPAs as provided in the annual survey and we need your input. Click here to participate in the survey. The deadline to make your voice heard is Sept. 5. Plus, you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a complimentary registration for the 2014 CPA Annual Summit, Nov. 12-13 in Columbia. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for Oct. 22.

SCACPA is Turning 100 and We Need Your Help -
In 2015, we will mark our centennial and as part of the celebration we are compiling a history of the association and the profession. We are looking for photos of association events or activities, or other photos of historical significance. If you have photos to share, please email mtaylor@scacpa.org.

Renew Your Membership by Aug. 31 - The 2014-15 SCACPA membership year began July 1 and dues must be paid by Aug. 31. As a reminder, in order to receive the members discount on CPE, your dues must be up to date prior to attending courses. Renew your membership online. Questions? Email membership@scacpa.org.

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MOVING DAY IS HERE! Intermittent Outages Possible - SCACPA is relocating to its new headquarters Aug. 28-29. During this time, you may experience intermittent issues with the website, email and phone service. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this exciting transition. We anticipate being fully operational on Tuesday, Sept. 2.  

New SSN Verification Process - SSA Field Office Updates - Beginning Aug. 1, Social Security Administration (SSA) will no longer issue Social Security Number (SSN) verification printouts in their field offices. If your SSN card has been misplaced, you must apply for a replacement, which takes 7-14 business days. Click here for details. Social Security field offices will continue providing benefit verification letters in their field offices. Benefit documentation  may is available by calling 1-800-772-12131-800-772-1213 or  by registering for a my Social Security account here. The SSA requesting all federal, state, and local agency partners, who have data exchange agreements with SSA, to use that electronic process to obtain necessary SSN verifications. Find out more here.

The AICPA EAQ Initiative Released - The AICPA Enhancing Audit Quality initiative is dedicated to reinforcing the CPA profession’s commitment to audit quality. Aicpa has released a discussion paper Enhancing Audit Quality: Plans and Perspectives for the U.S. CPA Profession, highlighting the initiative’s efforts and potential plans to help CPAs maintain audit excellence. Your thoughts on the proposals will help the AICPA determine next steps. Read and comment on the EAQ discussion paper here.  

We Are Moving!- In September, the S.C. Association of CPAs will relocate to 1300 12th Street, Cayce, approximately 2 miles from our current location. For additional information, and a sneak peak of the building, click here.

Legislative Update - The 2014 legislative session began and ended in controversy but the General Assembly managed to pass into law most of their priority items in between.   Access the full issue of View From the Dome.