Legislative/Advocacy

Strengthen SCACPA Advocacy Now with Our New Networking Survey

By |2019-01-09T17:30:05+00:00January 8th, 2019|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

Your voice is influential. In your roles in your community as an employee, voter and volunteer, CPAs are seen as trusted advisors. As part of SCACPA's mission to be [...]

IRS Confirms: Tax Filing Season Begins Monday, Jan. 28, IRS Will Pay Refunds

By |2019-01-07T19:35:01+00:00January 7th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Despite the shutdown of the Federal government, the IRS confirmed on Monday that it will process tax returns beginning Monday, Jan. 28 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We [...]

View from the Dome: 2019 Legislative Preview

By |2019-01-04T13:44:29+00:00January 4th, 2019|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax, Uncategorized|

View from the Dome - Jan. 4, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The first session of the 123rd General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 8. This will [...]

SCACPA Advocacy: Here are Best Practices for How to Talk to Legislators

By |2019-01-03T08:41:17+00:00December 21st, 2018|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership|

SCACPA Advocacy: How to Talk to Legislators and Other Key People Best Practices for SCACPA Chapter Leaders and Members Getting to know your local legislators is critical as the [...]

This January, Answer the RAP Index Survey to Strengthen SCACPA Advocacy

By |2019-01-03T08:42:14+00:00December 12th, 2018|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

When it comes to advocating with state and federal legislators on laws and policies that affect CPAs, SCACPA works hard for you year after year. Topics such as tax [...]

View From the Dome: House Ways and Means Leadership Shakeup Marks Organizational Session

By |2018-12-19T16:14:56+00:00December 7th, 2018|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

View from the Dome – Dec. 7, 2018 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The House of Representatives met in Columbia for an organizational session the week of Dec. 3-7. [...]

Senate Tax Review Subcommittee is Introduced to Options in ‘A Road Map for Tax Reform’

By |2018-12-04T19:42:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

A Senate subcommittee tasked to review and reform the South Carolina tax code learned that sales taxes are eroding with a shift from goods to services, and South Carolina [...]

What SCACPA Members are Saying About Fall Fest 2018

By |2018-11-20T14:39:32+00:00November 20th, 2018|Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Partners, Technology|

Thanks to everyone who attended SCACPA’s Fall Fest Accounting Conference in Columbia on Nov. 15-16. We’d like to share a selection of your comments from our post-event surveys:   “This [...]

Get Ready for 2019 with the SC Department of Revenue

By |2018-11-14T14:48:05+00:00November 14th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

With 2019 fast approaching, here are some end-of-year updates from the South Carolina Department of Revenue: New SCDOR PO boxes and ZIP+4 addresses are now on most SCDOR forms [...]

SCACPA is Listening, Acting as CPAs Struggle to Keep Up With Education and Successor Notifications

By |2018-11-07T14:50:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs is letting our members know that we are directing our resources toward navigating solutions regarding statewide notifications that affect South Carolina CPAs. The [...]

BOA’s Proposed Regulations Include Education, Licensure Requirements

By |2018-11-07T11:50:33+00:00November 7th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Here are the South Carolina Board of Accountancy’s proposed regulation amendments for the State Code, as published Oct. 26, 2018:   Document No. 4845 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION [...]

Upcoming Firm License Renewals: Be Prepared for Designated Successor Requirement

By |2018-11-01T14:44:02+00:00October 31st, 2018|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory|

SCACPA reminds you that your annual firm renewal process cannot be completed without naming a designated successor. The South Carolina Board of Accountancy wrote in its 2nd Quarter 2018 [...]

Young Professionals of CPAs, Bankers, Lawyers Invited to Networking Social Night on Nov. 8

By |2018-10-31T11:44:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Partners, Regulatory|

A CPA, a banker and a lawyer walked into a bar … Well, an historic aircraft hanger converted into a craft brewery, to be specific. The South Carolina Association [...]

AICPA Offers Resources for Congressional Responses to Wayfair

By |2018-10-22T17:22:50+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The AICPA State Legislation Team and the AICPA Tax Advocacy Team have put together resources on the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision, especially as congressional efforts to respond to Wayfair have [...]

SCACPA is “Educating the Educators” on Financial Literacy

By |2018-10-22T15:34:41+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

If high school and college-aged students could choose the one educational course that would most benefit their future, it would be one focused on money management.  That’s according to [...]

AICPA Votes to Move Forward with Expanded ABV Credential Eligibility for Non-CPAs

By |2018-10-22T13:39:49+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The AICPA governing Council will continue to expand the eligibility of the Accredited in Business Valuation credential to non-CPAs, following a vote on Sunday. Five Council members had brought forth [...]

REMINDER: Extensions are Available for Nov. 1 Deadline of Unclaimed Property ‘Negative Reporting’

By |2018-10-17T16:37:46+00:00October 17th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax, Uncategorized|

With the Nov. 1 deadline to submit an Unclaimed Property Report to the State Treasurer’s Office fast approaching, the South Carolina Association of CPAs wants to assure its members [...]

Work Begins for Senate Finance Taxation System Review and Reform Subcommittee

By |2018-10-17T12:59:10+00:00October 17th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The Senate Finance Taxation System Review and Reform Subcommittee held its first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The subcommittee will be co-chaired by Sen. Sean Bennett (R-Dorchester) and Sen. Vincent [...]

Coming Soon: We Will Need Your Help with a Survey that will Revolutionize How SCACPA Strengthens Our Advocacy

By |2018-10-17T17:35:19+00:00October 17th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs places a special value on how our Members volunteer their assistance to our advocacy programs. It would be impossible to accomplish all we [...]

Extension Filers Can Still Get Tax Help Before Oct. 15 deadline

By |2018-10-10T16:04:13+00:00October 10th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax, Technology|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs and the IRS remind taxpayers who filed extensions that electronic filing and other options for help remain before the Oct. 15 deadline. Taxpayers who [...]