Monthly Archives: March 2018

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Conformity Talks Set to Reopen After Furlough

By |2018-05-02T16:15:54+00:00March 30th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The straight Conformity of bill H. 5162, introduced by House Ways and Means Chair Brian White, has begun its path through debate in House committees. However, all House business was [...]

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Charleston’s PhishLabs Aids Feds in Uncovering Massive Iranian Hacking Attacks on Universities

By |2018-05-04T15:26:22+00:00March 29th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental, Technology|

PhishLabs, a Charleston startup that specializes in Phishing protection, shared what it detected with the FBI about a sophisticated Iranian-based hacking campaign that targeted academic research computers and led to [...]

Gov. McMaster Submits List of 135 SC Sites for Sen. Scott’s Opportunity Zones

By |2018-05-04T15:26:42+00:00March 26th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental|

SC Gov. Henry McMaster sent a list of 135 sites from around the state to the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday, March 23, to be eligible to receive investments as [...]

SCACPA Calls for Passage of Tax Conformity Bill

By |2018-05-02T16:16:04+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

CAYCE, S.C. –The South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants wants state legislators to know they are on a correct path with the recent bill that proposes South Carolina’s full [...]

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Donations for ‘Little Brian Bags’ Help Support Children’s Hospital Visits – and a SCACPA Member’s Family

By |2018-05-04T14:59:54+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Membership, Uncategorized|

We are hoping the CPA community can unite to help SCACPA member Jessica Glenney, CPA, CGMA, gather donations for parents who are faced with extended stays in children’s hospitals. It’s [...]

Investigation: SC Counties Gave $221M in Tax Breaks to Lure Businesses

By |2018-05-04T15:00:38+00:00March 19th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

How many tax breaks do South Carolina county governments offer to lure businesses into their borders? There were $221 million in 2016 tax breaks found, according to documents analyzed by [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: As Session Reaches Halfway Point, Conformity Talks Continue

By |2018-05-02T16:16:15+00:00March 9th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

SCACPA’s Advocacy activities this past week were highlighted by CEO Chris Jenkins and Board member Ken Newhouse meeting with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman W. Brian White (R-Anderson). Conformity [...]

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When Your Tax Clients Divorce, Consider How You’ll Maintain Custody

By |2018-04-24T20:58:40+00:00March 8th, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

No matter how much or how little emotional drama arrives when your tax clients are going through a divorce, numerous financial pitfalls must be navigated that could cost thousands of [...]

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Study: SC is 6th-best for property taxes, 48th for vehicle tax

By |2018-04-25T14:32:38+00:00March 7th, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

According to a study published by personal finance website WalletHub, South Carolina residents pay $821 in real estate taxes on an average-priced home and $651 in vehicle taxes based on [...]

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South Carolina’s 2017 unemployment rate was 4.3%

By |2018-04-25T14:35:14+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell in 2017 to an average of 4.3% compared to a rate of 5% in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ re-estimated [...]

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‘Reverse Trade Show’ Offers 2 Business Networking Events with SC Governmental Agencies

By |2018-04-25T14:37:55+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Regulatory|

For entrepreneurs who wish to conduct business with South Carolina governmental agencies, the South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials has announced a pair of dates and locations for its [...]

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‘Empower the Change Within’: NABA Offers $50 Registration Discount to SCACPA Members for Summer Convention

By |2018-04-25T14:51:45+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blogs, Membership|

The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. will host its annual national convention this June in Orlando, Florida, and SCACPA members who are not currently NABA members can save $50 [...]

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