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

By |2018-05-04T15:00:38-05:00March 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 |2018-05-02T16:16:15-05:00March 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 |2018-04-24T20:58:40-05:00March 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 |2018-04-25T14:32:38-05:00March 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 |2018-04-25T14:35:14-05:00March 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 |2018-04-25T14:37:55-05:00March 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 |2018-04-25T14:51:45-05:00March 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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IRS’s Updated Withholding Calculator is Vital for ‘Paycheck Checkup’

By |2018-04-25T14:53:32-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Blogs, Tax|

The IRS updated its Withholding Calculator and released a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their [...]

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Legislative Update: Sales Tax Overhaul is Out; State Income Tax Reform is on the Move; Conformity Options Sought; View From the Dome

By |2018-05-02T16:16:50-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

The House of Representatives Tax Policy Review Committee is putting to rest (for now) its recent proposal to reduce the statewide sales tax rate from 6% but which would require [...]

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SCACPA Legislative Update: State’s $8.2B Budget Adopted; 3% Tax on Services Proposed

By |2018-04-25T15:03:45-05:00March 1st, 2018|Blogs, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

As part of our mission to be on the forefront of advocacy for South Carolina CPAs, the SCACPA Advocacy team is pressing forward on our messaging to legislators to take [...]

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Bon Secours Health System to Merge with Mercy Health

By |2018-04-25T18:04:28-05:00February 28th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

Bon Secours Health System -- the parent company of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, which operates two hospitals in Greenville -- announced plans to merge with another Catholic health [...]

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View from the Dome – February 28, 2018

By |2018-05-02T16:17:16-05:00February 28th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The House Ways and Means Committee completed their work on next year's state budget. The Senate spent considerable time on the floor debating the "poultry [...]

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Pension Pains: State Senator Calls to Enroll New Public Employees into 401(K)-Type Plans

By |2018-04-25T18:09:08-05:00February 27th, 2018|Blogs, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory|

Each new state worker would be enrolled in a 401(k)-style retirement plan instead of South Carolina’s pension system beginning July 1, 2018, under a proposal unveiled on Feb. 20 by [...]

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Hear About Latest Tax Law Topics on SCACPA’s Lynn Nichols Weekly Podcast

By |2018-04-25T18:15:32-05:00February 26th, 2018|Blogs, Membership, Tax|

The monumental Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was just the start of sweeping legislation that will affect all aspects of taxation. Every day there are rulings and actions [...]

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Partnership Places SC DOR’s Tax Ed Classes into SCACPA’s CPE Catalog

By |2018-04-25T18:20:06-05:00February 25th, 2018|Blogs, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants is announcing a tax education partnership with the South Carolina Department of Revenue. SCACPA members will now be able to use the [...]

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