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SCACPA’s Things to Watch in the Profession: A&A Update on Hosting Services

By |2019-04-08T15:47:02-04:00March 13th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

March 14, 2019 There have been many questions about the hosting standard that was supposed to be effective in 2018 but was delayed until July 1, 2019. At last, [...]

You are the Reason for SCACPA Success – A Year in Review

By |2019-04-09T14:30:23-04:00March 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology, Why CPA|

The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again. With your support, SCACPA successfully navigated the change to the new All-Inclusive [...]

Conformity Clears Second Reading with Senate

By |2019-04-05T14:56:52-04:00March 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Tax|

The full Senate Finance Committee gave a favorable report on H.3985 (Reps. Lucas, G. M. Smith and Stavrinakis), the annual tax Conformity legislation, on Tuesday, March 12. UPDATE: The Conformity [...]

View from the Dome: House’s Tax Conformity Bill Reaches Senate Finance Committee

By |2019-03-08T13:19:53-04:00March 8th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – March 8, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee approved the annual tax conformity legislation. The South Carolina [...]

South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee to Draft Bill for 4.5% State Income Tax

By |2019-04-09T14:30:50-04:00March 7th, 2019|Advocate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

The South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee voted to adopt a plan to lower the state’s income tax from 7% to 4.5% over a five-year period. The plan would [...]

View from the Dome: House Tax Policy Review Committee Knows Solutions Must Address Property Taxes, Education Funding

By |2019-03-01T12:19:22-04:00March 1st, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – March 1, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The debate over comprehensive education reform continued in both bodies. The Chief Justice of the State Supreme [...]

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, [...]

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 |2019-02-22T13:02:58-04:00February 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 |2019-02-22T11:21:11-04:00February 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 [...]

View from the Dome: Debate Continues over Comprehensive Education Reform

By |2019-02-15T11:30:45-04:00February 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 |2019-02-14T16:25:50-04:00February 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 [...]

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 |2019-02-08T13:44:39-04:00February 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 [...]

IRS: Don’t Fall Victim to ‘Ghost’ Tax Return Preparer

By |2019-02-07T16:46:43-04:00February 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The IRS is warning taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ‘ghost preparers.’ By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns [...]

House Tax Policy Review Committee Presented with Tax Foundation’s ‘Road Map’ for SC Tax Reform

By |2019-02-07T15:03:48-04:00February 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The SC House Tax Policy Review Committee heard a presentation from Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation on Thursday, Feb. 7, titled, “South Carolina: A Road Map for Tax [...]

View from the Dome: Senate to Consider Bill to Exempt Military Retirement Income from State Income Taxes

By |2019-02-01T16:22:35-04:00February 1st, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Uncategorized|

View from the Dome – Feb. 1, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The fourth week of the legislative session saw both chambers settling in to what will be [...]

AICPA Letter to IRS, Treasury: Taxpayers Need More Relief for Underpayment Penalty

By |2019-01-29T14:50:02-04:00January 29th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

In the months since adjusted withholding tables were implemented by the IRS in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it has become clear to individual taxpayers and [...]

As Taxpayers, Practitioners Navigate Effects of Government Shutdown, AICPA Writes Letter to Treasury, IRS

By |2019-01-25T14:55:07-04:00January 25th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

As tax filing season approaches, the AICPA and South Carolina Association of CPAs are receiving questions about the impact of the recent government shutdown on the IRS. Continuing the profession’s [...]

View from the Dome: House Bill Advances to Eliminate Military Retirement Income from State Income Taxes

By |2019-01-25T12:19:44-04:00January 25th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – Jan. 25, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Week three of the session saw numerous subcommittee and committee meetings in the House and Senate. Gov. [...]