Monthly Archives: February 2019

View from the Dome: House Ways and Means Committee Prioritizes Education, Workforce Development in its 2019-20 State Budget

By |2019-02-22T13:02:58+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – Feb. 22, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Six weeks have been completed and 12 weeks remain in the first year of the two-year legislative [...]

SC House Tax Policy Review Committee Eyes 4.5% State Income Tax Plan

By |2019-02-22T11:21:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Committee Chairman Tommy Pope (R-York) began Thursday’s meeting of the South Carolina Tax Policy Review Committee by telling members his goal is find consensus to send a “working template” to [...]

Reject Your Outlook Junk Mail with this Block Party from SCACPA’s #TechTuesday

By |2019-02-19T13:29:24+00:00February 19th, 2019|Business & Industry, Membership, Public Relations, Technology|

Kudos if you’ve used SCACPA’s #TechTuesday to set up your Outlook email display to make your workflow more manageable and better protected from phishing attempts. But that won’t stop [...]

View from the Dome: Debate Continues over Comprehensive Education Reform

By |2019-02-15T11:30:45+00:00February 15th, 2019|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – Feb. 15, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The debate over comprehensive education reform continued in both [...]

House Conformity Bill is Placed on Calendar

By |2019-02-15T11:57:11+00:00February 15th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

A Tax Conformity Bill sponsored by House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman G. Murrell Smith Jr. (R-Sumter) and Leon Stavrinakis (D-Charleston) was introduced on Thursday.  [...]

The South Carolina Research Authority and the Industry Partnership Fund – An Innovative Way to Pay

By |2019-02-14T16:25:50+00:00February 14th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Membership, Public Relations, Tax, Technology|

By John E. Sircy, CPA, CMA, CFM, CSCA | SCACPA Member Since 2012 The Industry Partnership Fund represents an excellent option for your clients to support South Carolina’s innovation [...]

SC News Roundup: House Bill Asks for Bitcoin to be Counted for Campaign Funding

By |2019-02-13T16:59:54+00:00February 13th, 2019|News Roundup, Uncategorized|

House Bill Asks for Bitcoin to be Counted for Campaign Funding The House judiciary committee is considering a bill that would allow political candidates to accept digital currency to [...]

SCACPA Honors Groundbreaking African-American CPAs of South Carolina for Black History Month

By |2019-02-12T18:30:09+00:00February 12th, 2019|Membership, Public Relations|

Among notable CPAs in South Carolina history, Dr. Joseph L. “Joe” Boyd (certificate No. 572) is believed to be the first African-American CPA in South Carolina in 1971. At the [...]

Peer Review Alert: ‘Peer Review Alliance’ is Now Available for SCACPA Members

By |2019-02-12T16:58:12+00:00February 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Featured, Membership, Public Relations, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs would like to announce some updates and adjustments to the Peer Review process available to members. Since 2016, SCACPA has outsourced the administration [...]

Don’t Leave Your Firm’s Culture to Chance: INSIDE Public Accounting Launches New Assessment Survey to Benchmark Behaviors and Attitudes

By |2019-02-12T14:09:48+00:00February 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

INSIDE Public Accounting, the accounting profession’s benchmarking specialist, is offering a new tool to help partners better understand your firm’s culture – and how to improve it. IPA’s first Excellence [...]

When You’ve Got Mail: Set Your Outlook Emails into Tasks with SCACPA’s #TechTuesday

By |2019-02-19T13:55:50+00:00February 12th, 2019|Business & Industry, Membership, Public Relations, Technology|

Want to have a more functional Outlook Email Inbox? Tech guru and SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins has you covered in this week’s SCACPA #TechTuesday instruction. In just a few [...]

Busy Season Busy Signals: Day After Presidents Day is IRS’s Busiest Phone Call Day

By |2019-02-11T14:20:25+00:00February 11th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The IRS receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. “Given the high call volumes at this time of the [...]

View from the Dome: ‘Road Map for Tax Reform’ Under Consideration; Santee Cooper Study Committee Sorts Out Purchase Bids

By |2019-02-08T13:44:39+00:00February 8th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – Feb. 8, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Major education reform legislation continued debated in two separate subcommittees in the House and Senate. The [...]

IRS: Don’t Fall Victim to ‘Ghost’ Tax Return Preparer

By |2019-02-07T16:46:43+00:00February 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The IRS is warning taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ‘ghost preparers.’ By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns [...]

House Tax Policy Review Committee Presented with Tax Foundation’s ‘Road Map’ for SC Tax Reform

By |2019-02-07T15:03:48+00:00February 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The SC House Tax Policy Review Committee heard a presentation from Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation on Thursday, Feb. 7, titled, “South Carolina: A Road Map for Tax [...]

SC News Roundup: Richland County Pays $1M to Start Reimbursing Up to $3.4M in Penny Tax Funding

By |2019-02-06T22:45:24+00:00February 6th, 2019|News Roundup|

Richland County Pays $1M to Start Reimbursing Up to $3.4M in Penny Tax Funding The Richland County Council approved for $1 million from its general fund to be transferred [...]

SCACPA’s Do’s and Don’ts of Tax Season Stress Relief: Relax, but Binge-Watch with Care

By |2019-02-13T11:52:38+00:00February 5th, 2019|Membership, Public Relations, Tax|

No CPA is looking forward to the long hours and deadline pressure of Tax Season. The ability to recharge and refresh is at a premium. And while there are [...]

Didn’t Mean to Send that Email? SCACPA’s #TechTuesday Shows How to Give Yourself a Second Chance

By |2019-02-05T14:35:07+00:00February 5th, 2019|Featured, Membership, Public Relations, Technology|

Have you ever had an instance where you sent an email that upon further review perhaps you didn’t want to go out? Maybe you sent it to the wrong [...]