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SCACPA Federal Tax Update Podcast with Lynn Nichols: Lack of Safe Harbor in Proposed Accounting Regs Chafes Tax Pros

By |2019-10-15T13:27:50-04:00October 15th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Governmental, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

Welcome to the Federal Tax Update Podcast, hosted by Lynn Nichols, CPA. This is presented as a member benefit by the South Carolina Association of CPAs. The commentary is brief, [...]

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Are You Registered for Our Biggest and Best Fall Fest Yet?

By |2019-10-15T12:40:52-04:00October 15th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Governmental, Membership, Public Relations, Tax|

Last year’s inaugural Fall Fest was the biggest event in SCACPA history, and we’re ready for this year’s event at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to be even bigger. [...]

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Greenville/Spartanburg Chapters of the Institute of Management Accountants Bring You Their Fall CPE Event (And It’s Free for Students)

By |2019-10-15T11:28:57-04:00October 15th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Membership, Public Relations|

The Greenville and Spartanburg Chapters of the Institute of Management Accountants invite you to their Fall CPE Event on Friday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m.-noon at the BMW Zentrum [...]

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SCACPA Urges SC House Members to Support ‘Fiscal State of the Nation’ Resolution

By |2019-10-14T15:26:07-04:00October 14th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The U.S. government’s balance sheet indicates that, over time, the nation has an accumulated deficit (from annual shortfalls as of Sept. 30, 2018) of $21.5 trillion. To put that [...]

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Galasso A&A Video Blog: Materiality Considerations for Subject Matters that Cannot be Quantitatively Measured

By |2019-10-10T16:40:40-04:00October 10th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory|

The AICPA has issued an Invitation to Comment to provide feedback on a project related to materiality in attestation engagements that have non-quantitative subject matter. The ITC addresses the challenges [...]

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SCACPA Member Hervochon Named Among “40 under 40” List by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine

By |2019-09-26T17:36:30-04:00September 26th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Connect, Featured, Membership, Public Relations, Why CPA|

SCACPA congratulates Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA, (SCACPA Member since 2017) for being selected among the 2019 "40 Under 40" in the Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor magazine. He will [...]

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State Tax Issue? Meet the SCDOR’s Taxpayer Advocate at Offices Around the State Later This Year

By |2019-10-02T16:09:19-04:00September 26th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Those who need help resolving state tax issues can visit the SC Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Advocate across the state beginning in October. The Advocate, who is based in [...]

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Dept. of Labor’s Final Rule Makes 1.3M American Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

By |2019-09-25T11:49:40-04:00September 25th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory|

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule on Tuesday, Sept. 24 that makes 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. It updates the earnings thresholds [...]

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SCDOR Releases Two Revenue Rulings on Sales to Government Employees and Phone Bill Charges

By |2019-09-20T16:06:27-04:00September 20th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a pair of approved advisory opinions based on public drafts that were released in August. The first informs retailers that federal government [...]

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Join Melisa Galasso for A&A Re-Broadcast Course on ‘The New AICPA Auditor’s Report,’ a Must-See for Auditors

By |2019-09-23T15:24:00-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Communicate, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Partners|

Course Title: “The New AICPA Auditor’s Report” Date of Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.; Date Recorded: May 12, 2019     Expected Credit Hours: 1 CPE. SCACPA members can apply one hour from their 2019-20 [...]

Galasso A&A Video Blog: Reference Rate Reform & Balance Sheet Classification of Debt

By |2019-09-17T18:12:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Governmental, Regulatory|

Melisa Galasso talks about two big proposals just released from the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The first proposal relates to the movement away from LIBOR. As LIBOR has come [...]

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Dorian’s Threat is Gone, but Keep in Mind These Steps About Future Tax Deadline Extensions

By |2019-09-10T10:17:53-04:00September 10th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

Now that South Carolina has finished enduring the immediate threat of Hurricane Dorian, many SCACPA members are contacting the Association in search of news about possible state and federal tax [...]

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Here’s Why You Need Six Hours of Ethics Classes This November 

By |2019-08-27T12:35:27-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Membership, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

SCACPA is presenting a day of six total hours of ethics training on Tuesday, Nov. 26.  With “Tax Practice Ethics,” you’ll avoid the headache of big mistakes discovered in IRS audits. That will [...]

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Scott and Company Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina’s Best Places to Work 2019

By |2019-08-20T14:25:15-04:00August 20th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Membership, Public Relations, Why CPA|

Scott and Company LLC, one of South Carolina’s leading accounting, tax and consulting firms, has been ranked No. 1 in South Carolina’s Best Places to Work 2019 competition in [...]

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Meet the CPE Committee of 16, Creating ‘Just in Time’ Education by CPAs, for CPAs

By |2019-08-20T10:22:43-04:00August 19th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The CPE Committee of 16 is essential in ensuring that SCACPA provides the continuing education that members want. The team is responsible for defining, documenting and identifying sessions and [...]

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Galasso A&A Video Blog: New State and Local Ethics Interpretations

By |2019-07-10T14:41:51-04:00July 10th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Communicate, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg_AfW2qEUk The AICPA has issued a new interpretation related to the ethics code for state and local governments. This interpretation helps identify the entities related to a state [...]

Galasso A&A Video Blog: New Data Collection Form

By |2019-06-17T13:29:39-04:00June 17th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Partners|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3VGeKWfdJA&t= The Office of Management and Budget has issued the new Data Collection Form for use in years 2019 through 2021. There are a quite a few changes auditors [...]

Galasso A&A Video Blog: Amendments to Description Concept Materiality

By |2019-06-14T15:41:47-04:00June 14th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Partners|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKUfNswwcTs The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board issued an exposure draft of a proposed SAS andproposed SSAE titled “Amendments to the Description of the Concept of Materiality.” When effective, the proposed amendments would [...]

Galasso A&A Video Blog: Subscription-Based Information Technology Arrangements

By |2019-06-05T10:41:56-04:00June 5th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Partners, Regulatory|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVugiIBId64 This blog addresses a new exposure draft issued by GASB relating to accounting and financial reporting for subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs). Cloud computing arrangements and other hosting type [...]

A Conversation with SCACPA’s A&A Learning Partner Melisa Galasso

By |2019-06-14T14:20:28-04:00June 4th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

“You tell me the ‘fair value’ of the Mona Lisa.”  This was an aside made by Melisa Galasso of Galasso Learning Solutions midway through an installment of her new Accounting and Auditing video blog series in partnership with SCACPA on the [...]