Legislative/Advocacy

View From the Dome (Nov. 6, 2020): December Organizational Session Awaits Tuesday’s SC Election Winners

By |2020-11-11T16:43:38-05:00November 6th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 A “blue wave” that pollsters and pundits had predicted for months did not materialize in South Carolina in Tuesday’s election. More [...]

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With South Carolina Businesses in Their Time of Need, Here is an Opportunity for CPAs to Volunteer

By |2020-11-02T09:11:03-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Connect, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Why CPA|

A just-in-time way for you to contribute your time and expertise for October Month of Service After seeing so many months of hardship around us, SCACPA is excited about [...]

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

By |2020-11-13T17:47:05-05:00October 19th, 2020|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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View From the Dome: Board of Economic Advisors Finds SC Economy is Rebounding Faster than Expected

By |2020-11-11T18:19:39-05:00October 16th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 With no plans for the General Assembly to return to Columbia, this will be the final weekly report until after November’s [...]

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View From the Dome: $10M in CARES Money Remains to be Committed to Expand Broadband

By |2020-10-26T16:46:49-04:00October 9th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 Several court decisions impact the November elections and federal CARES Act funds. The Joint Bond Review Committee (JBRC) received an update [...]

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View From the Dome: McMaster Signs Bills for Conformity, Business License Tax Standardization into Law

By |2020-10-09T14:23:00-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 Gov. Henry McMaster signed a number of bills into law that were passed and ratified by the General Assembly. The General [...]

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SCACPA Advocacy Scores Conformity Among Three Important Wins at State House

By |2020-09-30T15:06:28-04:00September 30th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology, Why CPA|

When the Senate passed bill S.545 during special session on Tuesday, Sept. 22, it represented three wins for the SCACPA Advocacy Team over this incredibly difficult year. The bill [...]

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View From the Dome: General Assembly Adopts Tax Conformity Legislation, Awaits Governor’s Signature

By |2020-10-07T17:49:35-04:00September 25th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 The General Assembly completed a special two-week legislative session and does not have plans to return until January. In addition to [...]

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View From the Dome: Conference Committee Named to Resolve Remaining CARES Act Funding for Local Governments, Colleges, Nonprofits

By |2020-10-07T18:09:28-04:00September 18th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 The General Assembly returned to Columbia to begin a special two-week legislative session. The Senate passed its version of the FY20-21 [...]

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SCACPA Commends BOA for Addressing Modification of Livestream CPE Rules and Hardship Requests

By |2020-10-29T17:36:52-04:00September 14th, 2020|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology, Why CPA|

UPDATE: The South Carolina Board of Accountancy has released its announcement on this development. It is re-printed at the bottom of this post. The BOA's announcement includes a reminder [...]

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View From the Dome: Senate Finance Committee Passes Version of FY20-21 Budget, OKs $420M from CARES Act for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

By |2020-10-07T18:15:12-04:00September 11th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 The Senate Finance Committee passed its version of the FY20-21 state budget and authorization for the remaining CARES Act funds. The [...]

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

By |2020-11-06T17:31:40-05:00September 9th, 2020|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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View From the Dome: Latest BEA Projection is $775M in One-Time Surplus Revenue

By |2020-10-07T18:21:56-04:00September 4th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 The Senate returned to session Wednesday to address voting laws and began committee hearings on the state budget. The Attorney General [...]

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SCACPA Joins AICPA, COST in Urging Congressional Support for State Tax Filing Relief for Remote Workers

By |2020-08-31T19:01:17-04:00August 31st, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

SCACPA has joined more than 120 employers and organizations across the nation in signing a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to support state tax filing and withholding relief [...]

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View From the Dome: Comptroller’s Office Announces $350M Surplus for FY 2019-20

By |2020-10-07T18:23:04-04:00August 28th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 Gov. Henry McMaster announced that the state of South Carolina submitted its grant application for FEMA's Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. [...]

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Galasso Learning Solutions: Materiality Considerations for Attestation Engagements

By |2020-10-07T18:21:27-04:00August 27th, 2020|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Educate, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory|

The AICPA has issued nonauthoritative guidance from its Materiality Working Group of the Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC), designed to assist practitioners in determining when there is a material [...]

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DOR Announces Extended Tax Relief for Nexus and Income Tax Withholding Requirements Through Dec. 31, 2020

By |2020-08-26T17:37:51-04:00August 26th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue on Thursday, Aug. 26, released SC Information Letter #20-24, which extends until Dec. 31, 2020, temporary tax relief to employers with workers temporarily [...]

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View From the Dome: Gov. McMaster Urges Cabinet Agencies to Maintain Funding Levels from Continuing Resolution For Now

By |2020-10-07T18:19:28-04:00August 21st, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 The Senate announced plans to return to session in September. Among the considerations are changes to state election laws that could [...]

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Here are Resources to Discuss the Payroll Tax Deferral Executive Action

By |2020-11-05T23:39:25-05:00August 19th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

SCACPA and the AICPA are offering resource concerning the recent Executive Action on Payroll Tax Deferral. The executive action has raised many questions, and specific guidance and clarity are [...]

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View From the Dome: Joint Bond Review Committee Approves Highway Projects, Seeks More Funds for Rural Broadband

By |2020-10-07T18:20:31-04:00August 14th, 2020|Advocate, Blogs, COVID-19, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 Plans are finalized for public schools to begin opening starting next week. The Senate Re-Open SC Committee met again. Democrats flipped [...]

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