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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.

Help Shape the Next Version of the CPA Exam - The AICPA is asking for your comments on Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination through Dec. 2. The report includes preliminary research findings and asks specific questions that highlight potential changes to the Uniform CPA Exam. Click here to participate.  

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.

Develop Communication and Leadership Skills at SCACPA - With your needs in mind, we have established a Toastmasters group that meets at the SCACPA office on Tuesdays, 8:00  - 9:00 a.m. and it focuses on communication and leadership skills. If you live or work in the Columbia area, please join us! Not in Columbia? Contact Reva Brennan at rbrennan@scacpa.org.

Volunteer Opportunities with SCACPA - Calling all South Carolina CPAs, we need your time, talent and dedication to move the association and profession forward. Simply review the opportunities and find what interests you and what fits your schedule. Want to get involved with SCACPA? Click here for information.

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Decosimo Merging with Elliott Davis - Decosimo will be merging with Elliott Davis, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The firm will operate as Elliott Davis Decosimo. Decosimo is a leading public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio and the Cayman Islands. For details, click here.

AICPA Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed - A federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against the IRS by the AICPA over its new program that offers voluntary education and testing of non-CPA tax preparers. The AICPA argued that the IRS had exceeded its authority in trying to impose mandatory testing and education of preparers. Read more.

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.

U.S. Treasury Dept. Proposes Rules on Corporate Inversions - The Treasury Department has proposed regulations that would change some benefits of corporate inversions, removing incentives for companies to try and become foreign corporations for tax purposes. Read more.

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. 

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.