Monthly Archives: January 2018

Gov. McMaster Emphasizes Tax Relief, New Jobs in State of the State Speech

By |2018-04-27T04:16:46+00:00January 31st, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Tax|

SC Gov. Henry McMaster used his first State of the State address to voice his desire to cut taxes and veto any bills that leave customers paying for the state's [...]

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SCACPA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

By |2018-04-27T04:20:06+00:00January 30th, 2018|Blogs, Membership|

The SCACPA Leadership Selection and Succession Committee seeks nominations for members to fill multiple open positions to serve on the SCACPA Board of Directors. Individuals will be considered for a [...]

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Save the Date: 2018 Spring Splash Accounting Conference

By |2018-04-27T13:39:56+00:00January 30th, 2018|Blogs, Membership|

Spring Splash Accounting Conference May 17-18, 2018 | Greenville, South Carolina Expected Audience: 200+ Special Events: New CPA Oath Ceremony Luncheon; Annual Member Meeting. With five tracks of learning and [...]

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Delinquent on Back Taxes? It Could Affect Your Passport

By |2018-04-27T04:26:41+00:00January 26th, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

Those who owe more than $51,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest could be danger of having a valid passport, according to the IRS as it implements new procedures. The [...]

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Tariffs are Setback for Newberry’s Samsung Facility

By |2018-04-27T04:31:24+00:00January 25th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Tax|

Samsung made good on its promise to open its first U.S. appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry on Friday, Jan. 12. The South Korean technology giant announced in June it would [...]

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Regulators: Dominion’s $1,000 Offer to Ratepayers Not a Full Refund

By |2018-04-27T13:39:27+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Regulatory|

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff has released its evaluation of Dominion Energy’s $14.6 billion takeover bid of embattled SCANA Corporation and makes an important distinction about a major [...]

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Cybersecurity in Tax Season: IRS Warns of W-2 Phishing

By |2018-04-27T13:42:00+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Blogs, Tax, Technology|

The IRS is urging vigilance this tax season in avoiding phishing scams for Form W-2s and is providing contact information tools for those who have been breached or suspect that [...]

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Meet Membership and Communications Coordinator, Jasmine Hoveyda

By |2018-04-27T13:44:42+00:00January 19th, 2018|Blogs, Membership|

Jasmine Hoveyda is the Membership and Communications Coordinator at SCACPA. She has a BA in Advertising from the University of South Carolina. We sat down with Jasmine to get to [...]

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AARP Launches Online Tool to Help Clients Screen Advisors

By |2018-05-03T11:17:53+00:00January 19th, 2018|Business & Industry, Technology|

AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association have published an online tool designed to help clients decide whether or not to hire a particular advisor. AARP Interview an Advisor [...]

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Trump Admininstration Proposes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans

By |2018-04-27T13:53:29+00:00January 18th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

The Trump administration has proposed new regulations to expand association health plans (AHPs) to create more access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. President Trump said [...]

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FASB Proposes Improvements to Lease Standard Implementation

By |2018-04-27T13:57:30+00:00January 17th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Governmental|

FASB has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to reduce costs and ease implementation of the Leases standard for financial statement preparers. Stakeholders are encouraged to review and [...]

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‘Everyone Benefits from this Bill’: 5 Questions with Lynn Nichols

By |2018-04-27T14:13:58+00:00January 16th, 2018|Blogs, Membership, Tax|

Lynn Nichols has been explaining federal tax law to audiences since 1969. He now brings an exclusive series of courses on Tax Reform to South Carolina this January in response [...]

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Accountants Feeling Positive About 2018

By |2018-04-27T14:34:46+00:00January 16th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

A new survey shows that accounting professionals are feeling optimistic about the year ahead. Using a sample of 365 CPA firms, accounting professionals and small businesses, the Right Networks 2018 [...]

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2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29, Tax Returns Due April 17

By |2018-04-27T23:28:46+00:00January 15th, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

The IRS has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February. [...]

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SC’s Small Business Confidence Up While Worker Shortage and Wage Pressure Intensify

By |2018-04-27T23:32:20+00:00January 11th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Regulatory|

The shortage of qualified workers reached a record high in December, and the number of small business owners who made plans to raise compensation was the second highest in history, [...]

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2018 IRS Withholding Tables unveiled; paycheck changes could initiate by February

By |2018-04-27T23:34:57+00:00January 11th, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

Employees across the country are closer to seeing possible boosts to their paychecks. The IRS’s Notice 1036, which recalculates income tax withholding tables for 2018 based on the new federal [...]

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South Carolina Named Business Facilities’ 2017 State of the Year

By |2018-04-27T23:37:24+00:00January 10th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

Massive new commitments from auto giants BMW and Volvo were the drivers in a bounty of new projects in South Carolina in 2017, the top five netting 6,400 new jobs [...]

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