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Monthly Archives: February 2019

UPDATE: House Conformity Bill Receives Unanimous Second Reading in House

By |2019-04-09T14:32:53-04:00February 27th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, 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, [...]

SCACPA Gives You Real-Time Access to Experts for Audit and Tax

By |2019-04-09T14:33:08-04:00February 27th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax, Technology|

The ever-changing landscape of tax and audit means it helps to rely on guidance from trusted voices. The South Carolina Association of CPAs is proud to offer as a [...]

SCACPA’s Do’s and Don’ts of Tax Season Stress Relief: Healthy Attitude Edition

By |2019-02-26T21:11:24-05:00February 26th, 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 plenty [...]

These SCACPA #TechTuesday Tips Crack the Code on Hard Drive and USB Encryption

By |2019-04-09T14:33:24-04:00February 26th, 2019|Business & Industry, Educate, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Technology|

Few of us want to think about our laptop being lost or stolen. But it’s critical to take preventive encryption steps to both safeguard your data – and make sure [...]

Occupational Licensure Reform: A Battle Worth Having

By |2019-04-09T14:33:58-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Advocate, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Grow, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory|

Your association recognizes that the continued push for Occupational Reform is a significant risk to the profession. The topic of reform is trending for proponents who question how much [...]

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

By |2019-02-22T13:02:58-05:00February 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 |2019-02-22T11:21:11-05:00February 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 |2019-04-09T14:34:32-04:00February 19th, 2019|Business & Industry, Educate, Membership, Membership Page Controls, 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 |2019-02-15T11:30:45-05:00February 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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-14T16:25:50-05:00February 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 |2019-02-13T16:59:54-05:00February 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 |2019-04-09T14:35:06-04:00February 12th, 2019|Connect, Membership, Membership Page Controls, 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 |2019-04-09T14:35:22-04:00February 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Communicate, Featured, Membership, Membership Page Controls, 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 |2019-04-09T14:35:42-04:00February 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls, 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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-09T14:43:27-04:00February 12th, 2019|Business & Industry, Educate, Membership, Membership Page Controls, 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 |2019-04-09T14:50:55-04:00February 11th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, 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 |2019-02-08T13:44:39-05:00February 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 [...]