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SCACPA Advocacy Issue Gains Traction as IRS Commissioner Considers a Practitioner Services Division

By |2019-07-17T12:15:40-04:00July 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

As the IRS modernizes its policies, practices and systems, SCACPA believes tax professionals should have as many tools as possible in one place to aid taxpayers in successfully adhering [...]

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It’s Your Turn: SCACPA Wants to Hear Your #WhyCPA Stories

By |2019-07-12T15:08:23-04:00July 12th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Why CPA|

The start of this past tax season saw the kickoff of SCACPA’s #WhyCPA public service campaign. We created humorous – but truthful – statements that we shared over social [...]

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How to Convince Your Boss to Cover Your SCACPA Membership Dues

By |2019-07-10T12:33:36-04:00July 10th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

If you are a CPA in South Carolina, chances are you have heard of the South Carolina Association of CPAs. After all, SCACPA is the only organization looking out [...]

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 [...]

The South Carolina Tax Team Challenges You to a Friday of Advanced Tax Planning for Businesses on July 12 in Charleston

By |2019-07-10T14:46:44-04:00June 26th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

The time is NOW to help your business clients with tax strategies for 2020! Most strategies for reducing federal income tax liabilities require analysis, fact gathering, comparisons of alternatives, [...]

Reactions to IRS Charitable Contributions Final Ruling: Here’s How Exceptional SC Executive Director Says Adjustments Are Still a Possibility

By |2019-06-21T15:09:11-04:00June 21st, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

On June 11, the IRS published Treasury Decision 9864, which finalizes proposed regulations designed to clarify the relationship between state and local tax credits and federal tax rules for charitable contribution deductions.   [...]

Lynn Nichols Sorts Through SALT Impacts on IRS’s Charitable Contributions Final Ruling

By |2019-06-21T15:08:11-04:00June 21st, 2019|Blogs, Educate, Featured, Governmental, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

Note: SCACPA federal tax expert E. Lynn Nichols has looked closely at June 11’s Treasury Decision 9864, which finalizes proposed regulations designed to clarify the relationship between state and [...]

We Answer Your Questions about Surgent On-Demand Self-Study

By |2019-06-18T14:35:01-04:00June 18th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

As we near the end of the membership year (June 30, 2019), you might have questions about how to use the final remaining hours of your 2018-19 CPE Bank. Because [...]

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 [...]

SCACPA Student Member Part of Winning USC Team at Deloitte Audit Innovation Campus Challenge

By |2019-06-12T14:14:46-04:00June 12th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

SCACPA sends its congratulations to Student Member Katie Bergey, who was part of a team of six University of South Carolina accounting students who won the annual Deloitte Audit [...]

IRS Promotes its Tax Withholding Calculator for Your Paycheck Checkup

By |2019-06-12T09:57:27-04:00June 12th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

The IRS is urging taxpayers to review their 2019 tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any changes with their employer as soon as possible.  Checking withholding is a good idea every [...]

Public Draft is Open for Comments Until June 19 for August’s Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

By |2019-06-11T12:33:19-04:00June 11th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, News Roundup, Tax|

As South Carolina consumers and retailers prepare for August’s annual Sales Tax Holiday, the state Department of Revenue has submitted a Public Draft for comment that features a list of eligible items and [...]

View from the Dome: A Full Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session, With Tax Reform Proposals on the Way

By |2019-06-07T14:02:02-04:00June 7th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, News Roundup, Public Relations, Regulatory|

View from the Dome – June 7, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC  The first session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on May 10, but the General Assembly returned [...]

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

By |2019-06-20T09:27:29-04:00June 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Communicate, Educate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Partners|

Course Title: “The New AICPA Auditor’s Report” Date of Broadcast: July 25, 2 p.m.; Date Recorded: May 12, 2019     Expected Credit Hours: 1 CPE. SCACPA members can apply one hour from their 2019-20 CPE Bank [...]

A Letter from Exceptional SC’s Executive Director About a Big State Tax Write-Off for Your Business in 2019

By |2019-06-05T14:29:48-04:00June 5th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The following is a “Letter to Business Owners” written by Chad Connelly, the Executive Director of Exceptional SC, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting exceptional needs students and families in South Carolina created by the passage [...]

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 [...]

SCACPA Communications Earns 4 ‘Best in the Business’ Awards from SC Society of Association Executives

By |2019-06-04T12:42:12-04:00June 4th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs earned four “Best in the Business” awards for its communications efforts from the SC Society of Association Executives during a luncheon at their annual conference at the [...]

Get to Know SCACPA’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Zoe Davis, CPA, CFE

By |2019-06-04T14:51:58-04:00June 4th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

Get to know SCACPA’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors Chair Zoe Davis, CPA, as she shares what led her to accounting, why leadership is important to her and what she hopes to [...]

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 [...]