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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 |2019-11-05T16:51:16-05:00October 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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SCACPA Advocacy: The Importance of Relationships with Persons in Government

By |2019-10-14T16:34:35-04:00October 14th, 2019|Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Uncategorized|

SCACPA encourages all its members to offer their expertise as CPAs for our advocacy efforts through the State House. We know our members offer well-researched and objective knowledge in [...]

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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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SCDOR Releases Information Letter on $50 Rebate Checks for Qualifying Taxpayers Mailing by December

By |2019-10-09T11:06:51-04:00October 9th, 2019|Featured, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

Thanks to the $61 million in tax dollars generated by the winning $1.5 billion 2018 Mega Millions ticket, South Carolina lawmakers determined the funds would go toward $50 rebate [...]

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View from the Dome: Business License Tax Collection Study Committee Hears from Business Owners About Reform

By |2019-10-07T11:49:58-04:00October 7th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 In this edition: The Business License Tax Collection Study Committee met on Thursday, Oct. 3. Legislators will have more money to [...]

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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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BOA Votes for License Fee Increases for 2021

By |2019-09-26T12:53:58-04:00September 25th, 2019|Advocate, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Board of Accountancy voted its approval to raise annual license fees starting for 2021 during a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The vote came [...]

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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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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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SCDOR Releases its Tax Legislative Update for 2019

By |2019-09-11T11:19:04-04:00September 11th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

What were the critical changes in South Carolina’s tax and regulatory laws enacted during the past legislative session? The state’s Department of Revenue has prepared a summary of these [...]

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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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The Importance of CPA-PAC: Influencing the Decisions that Impact Our Profession

By |2019-09-05T09:38:34-04:00September 9th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The CPA Profession has celebrated a long list of legislative victories, but none of those successes are possible without legislators who listen to and support our position. It is [...]

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LLR is Conducting an Email Verification Drive in Advance of License Renewals

By |2019-09-04T11:30:20-04:00September 4th, 2019|Advocate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory|

SCACPA members should be aware that the Association has confirmed that the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is conducting an email verification drive in advance of license [...]

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Hello? SC DOR Writes Public Draft About Charges on Your Phone Bill

By |2019-08-20T17:02:15-04:00August 20th, 2019|Advocate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Technology|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released a ruling that addresses the applicability of the sales and use tax to the Dual Party Relay Charge and the 911 Service [...]

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DOR Releases Public Draft of Revenue Ruling Concerning Purchases on New Government Credit Cards

By |2019-08-18T20:34:09-04:00August 14th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has submitted a Public Draft for comment, “Sales to Government Employees, Foreign Diplomats, and Other Similar Employees While on Official Business (Sales, Use [...]

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IRS Launches Tax Withholding Estimator to Replace Withholding Calculator for Paycheck Checkup

By |2019-08-06T14:09:38-04:00August 6th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

Coming in time to help anyone doing tax planning for the final few months of 2019, the IRS has launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator. It is an expanded, [...]

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SCDOR is Watching W-4 Developments, With Warnings About Over-Withholding

By |2019-07-31T08:52:35-04:00July 30th, 2019|Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory|

By the South Carolina Department of Revenue The South Carolina Department of Revenue’s tax withholding tables are scheduled once again to change this fall, but just when and how [...]

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

By |2019-07-24T10:01:59-04:00July 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Current Assets Parent, Featured, Governmental, July 25, 2019, 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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