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SCACPA Turns 100! – This year marks our 100th anniversary and the celebration has begun. On Jan. 13 we kicked off the centennial year with an Open House and Past President’s dinner. There are special events planned throughout the year to honor our past, celebrate our present and invest in our future. Visit the Centennial page to learn how you can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.  

Accepting Nominations for SCACPA Board Members - The SCACPA Leadership Selection and Succession Committee is seeking recommendations for members to serve on the SCACPA Board of Directors. Nominees will be considered for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2015. 

You may nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations must be received no later than March 1, 2015. For additional information on how to nominate, please contact the Leadership Selection and Succession Committee Chair Sharon Mann, CPA at
smann@geninfo.com or SCACPA Chief Executive Officer Erin Pate, CAE, at epate@scacpa.org or 803-791-4181803-791-4181, ext. 104. 

Become a Key Person Contact Today- When the 2015 legislative session begins, there will be 13 new state legislators. It is imperative to the success of SCACPA’s advocacy efforts that a Key Person Contact (KPC) is assigned to each representative. Become a KPC today! For details on the program and a listing of the new legislators, click here. 

Future Leaders: Apply for the CPA Leadership Institute Today - We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 CPA Leadership Institute. Limited to 20 participants, this six-month intensive program is designed to prepare the next tier of CPAs for leadership roles in their organization, the profession and the association. To apply, nominate a young CPA, or learn more, visit www.scacpa.org/leadership.

Tax Season Assistance Program - Does your firm need extra assistance for the 2014 tax season? Are you looking for opportunities to assist with tax preparation? SCACPA's Part-Time Tax Assistance Program may be the answer for you. This free member service gives CPAs an opportunity to post seasonal employment opportunities. Members interested in working during tax season can also post a resume. Click here for more information.

Seeking Nominations for 100 Influential People in Accounting - The association will mark its 100th year in 2015 and as part of the celebration we will honor 100 Influential People in Accounting. Nominees will be evaluated based on their service to the association and the profession. Individuals may be nominated posthumously. Do you know a CPA that should be included on this list? Download the form, click here.

Celebrating 100 Years With Your Photos - Help us take a step back in time through the 100 years of the S.C. Association of CPAs. Do you or your firm have old images that depict how our profession looked through the decades? If so, would you be willing to loan them to us for use in publications, on our website and for our centennial celebration in 2015? Let us know! Please contact Maureen Taylor at mtaylor@scacpa.org  or call 803-791-4181803-791-4181 ext. 105 for more information.

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South Carolina CPAs Request for Proposals of Financial Audit and Tax Services for Fiscal Year 2015 - The South Carolina Association of CPAs is soliciting proposals from qualified firms of CPAs to audit its financial statement and provide tax preparation services for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, 2016 and 2017, with an option for renewal of two subsequent years. For additional information, click here.

The AICPA Asks Congress to Grant Relief to Taxpayers Who Miss Deadlines - The American Institute of CPAs recently wrote a letter to  top tax lawmakers in Congress asking them to provide relief to taxpayers in appropriate situations when they miss a deadline or make errors in choosing an election. Many of the tax elections available to taxpayers permit administrative relief under section 9100 of the Tax Code if the election is made late or if it wasn't executed properly. Read more.

The AICPA Issues Guidance on Going Concern and Nonprofits - Guidance to help CPAs deal with accounting issues related to two separate issues: going concern, and not-for-profit entities with for-profit subsidiaries was recently released by the American Institute of CPAs. Four new auditing interpretations were released as a result of recent standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Read more.

Legislative Update - SCACPA is gearing up for an active legislative session with two bills we will be trying to pass and several others we will monitor on behalf of members and the profession. First up is a practice act bill, S.301 that contains a number of technical corrections to the practice act as well as updating the CPA firm ownership rules and the definition of attest.  Secondly, is the annual federal/state tax conformity bill.
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Need Help Finding A Tax Preparer? - In the midst of tax season, it is essential to have a tax preparer that is qualified to meet your needs. Top 10 Questions to Ask a Tax Preparer provides helpful questions, tips, hints and warning signs to be mindful of when searching for a tax preparer. Click here for details. 

Resources for the Revenue Recognition Standard -  The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board released the new revenue recognition standard in May, which centers on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers. This new standard impacts every entity that reports under U.S. GAAP, so in preparation, we have resources available for you. Click here for details.

WE HAVE MOVED! - SCACPA has relocated to its new headquarters at 1300 12th Street Suite D in Cayce, approximately 2 miles from the old location. For details and a sneak peek of the new building, click here.