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SCACPA is 100! - This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we have celebrations planned throughout the year. Check out our Centennial page to learn more.

There's Still Time to Apply for the CPA Leadership Institute - We still have a few slots available for the CPA Leadership Institute (CLI). If you have not yet applied, now is the time! This is a great opportunity for emerging leaders in the profession. SCACPA is helping offset the cost of the program and CLI alumni are offering two scholarships. Don’t wait. Apply now.

Nominations Due May 1 for 100 Influential People in Accounting - The Association will honor 100 Influential People in Accounting to mark its 100th year. 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 on this list? Download the form and complete by May 1. Questions? Contact Maureen Taylor at mtaylor@scacpa.org.

CPA Day is May 6, Let Your Voice be Heard - Join us at the Columbia Marriott for a series of briefings and updates. Transportation will then be provided to the State House where you will interact with legislators, celebrate the profession when the S.C. House resents a joint resolution honoring SCACPA and the Board of Accountancy, and welcome the profession's newest members at the New CPA Oath Ceremony.The day will conclude with a legislative luncheon back at the Marriott. Register today!

Annual Member Meeting is May 7 -
Mark your calendar for the Annual Business Meeting on May 7 from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Columbia Marriott. The meeting will include a membership vote on approval of the 2015-16 operational budget and election of officers and directors. Register today!

AICPA Launches 2015 #CPAPOWERED Campaign -

Are you a CPA that provides service to small businesses? The AICPA has developed a toolkit that features CPAs as trusted advisors to small businesses, with resources to offer insight into the value and expertise a CPA can offer. Click here for details.

Play "Centennial Trivia" and be a Winner Like SwaimBrown's Ashley Tate - Congratulations to Ashley Tate of SwaimBrown, PA, winner of a $50 gift card for March's "Centennial Trivia". As a monthly winner, Ashley will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. Increase your odds of winning by submitting your answer to the weekly trivia question.

CPA Day is May 6. Let your voice be heard and register today. This week's trivia question: What year did Gov. Richard Riley proclaim “CPA Week” in South Carolina?

Email your answer to membership@scacpa.org by Monday, April 6. Please use April Centennial Trivia for the subject.

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The S.C. Association of CPAs Requests Proposals for Financial Audit and Tax Services - 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. Please submit your proposal by Friday, April 3. For additional information, click here.

SCACPA Shares Concern About Mounting National Debt- Three years ago, SCACPA endorsed the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. The Campaign’s work becomes more critical as the 2016 presidential election approaches. Read former Gov. Jim Hodges' recent article on this issue by clicking here. 

IRS Sending PTIN Letters for Noncompliance - The Return Preparer Office is sending out follow-up letters to return preparers who were contacted in mid-2014 and still are not complying with PTIN rules. Letter 4732 was sent to preparers who have been using their social security number instead of a PTIN. Letter 4966, which was sent to preparers who have an expired PTIN but are still preparing returns, requests that they renew their PTIN immediately.

Legislative Update -
Annual tax conformity legislation, Senate bill 397, was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives then signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley on Friday, March 27. Senate Bill 301 was passed by the Senate and sent to the House in February.
The House Labor, Commerce, and Industry (LCI) Committee must schedule a hearing to complete work on this bill.
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