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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

View from the Dome: McMaster Vetoes State Budget Items Totaling $40.7M

By |2019-05-31T13:48:35-04:00May 31st, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – May 31, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Although the General Assembly has adjourned for the year (see the May 24 edition of View from the [...]

View from the Dome: General Assembly’s Extra Days Resolve Differences on State Budget, Carolina Panthers HQ Tax Incentives

By |2019-05-24T16:16:01-04:00May 24th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – May 24, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The General Assembly returned to Columbia this past Monday and Tuesday to complete unfinished business, including passage of [...]

SCACPA Delegation Visits Lawmakers in DC to Discuss Disaster Relief and Other CPA Advocacy Issues

By |2019-05-22T09:05:50-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

SCACPA representatives visited South Carolina lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the accounting profession’s advocacy agenda.   Incoming SCACPA Board Chair Zoe Davis, CPA, outgoing Board Chair Dr. Clarence Coleman, CPA, and [...]

View from the Dome: Legislation on Board of Accountancy Takes Effect Immediately

By |2019-05-17T14:14:39-04:00May 17th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – May 17, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Although the General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on May 9, a Joint Resolution to allow work to continue past the [...]

Governor Signs Bill that Amends BOA Laws for Reciprocity, Open Hearings

By |2019-05-17T12:03:35-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

Final approval for a bill that amends some key operating procedures for the South Carolina Board of Accountancy was given by the Senate on Thursday, May 9, the final day of the 2019 legislative [...]

View from the Dome: Legislative Session Ends, But General Assembly Will Return for Unfinished Business on State Budget

By |2019-05-10T13:15:05-04:00May 10th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

View from the Dome – May 10, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC   The General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. after a flurry of last-week-of-session activities in both chambers, including passing legislation [...]

Pair of New Auditing Standards are Issued with SAS Nos. 134 and 135

By |2019-05-09T13:38:56-04:00May 9th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Membership Page Controls|

The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board issued a pair of new auditing standards on Wednesday, May 8:  SAS No. 134: Auditor Reporting and Amendments, Including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements   SAS [...]

DOR Releases Information Letter Concerning New ‘Marketplace Facilitator’ Law Effective April 26

By |2019-05-08T11:11:02-04:00May 8th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue issued an advisory opinion in the form of “Information Letter 19-14: Marketplace Facilitator” on Tuesday, May 7. It informs persons operating as a marketplace facilitator who sell tangible personal property [...]

SCACPA Testifies to House Legislative Oversight Committee on Strengthening BOA’s Resources, Communications and Guidance

By |2019-05-08T11:04:34-04:00May 8th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

As the House Legislative Oversight Committee continues its overview of the LLR, members of the South Carolina Association of CPAs visited the Blatt Building to offer testimony on Wednesday, [...]

View from the Dome: Public Hearings Promised in Coming Months for New Sales Tax Bill

By |2019-05-03T12:04:43-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Membership Page Controls|

View from the Dome – May 3, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC  The debate on the potential sale of state-owned utility Santee Cooper again dominated the time on the Senate floor [...]

Sales Tax Bill Based on TRAC’s Ideas, Including a Tax on Services, is Referred to Ways and Means Committee

By |2019-05-03T11:11:30-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

The South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee introduced its sales tax proposal on Thursday, May 2. It was read for the first time and referred to the Ways [...]

‘Exceptional SC’ Leader Provides CPAs with Updates on His SALT Talks with OMB, IRS, and Charity’s Plans for Expansion

By |2019-05-01T12:15:12-04:00May 1st, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The SCACPA Advocacy Team is taking this opportunity to share details from a letter that Chad Connelly, the Executive Director of the charity Exceptional SC, sent on Monday, April [...]

In 2019 Legislative Session, SCACPA Advocacy Worked Closely on Conformity Achievement, Interaction with Legislators

By |2019-05-08T15:06:27-04:00May 1st, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

SCACPA advocacy expanded in many avenues in 2019. As South Carolina’s 2019 legislative session nears its May 9 adjournment date, the SCACPA Advocacy Team can point to work to [...]

Here’s Why You Should Attend Spring Splash 2019

By |2019-04-30T12:19:30-04:00April 30th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Governmental, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

Imagine a place where you have the opportunity to network with over 200 of your peers—peers who can help provide a fresh perspective to your industry and who can [...]

SCACPA Connect Helps You Find Answers, Share Expertise

By |2019-04-30T10:33:56-04:00April 30th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Connect, Governmental, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

As a CPA, you know a lot. But, in today’s changing environment, there are a lot of subjects where you probably have a fair share of questions. That’s why [...]