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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 [...]

CPA Volunteers Wanted for TV Tax Season Phone Bank on Midlands TV Station

By |2019-04-09T14:32:21-04:00March 4th, 2019|Communicate, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to promote the Profession and promote yourself! We are asking for CPAs to serve on an-air tax season phone bank on Thursday, March 14, on [...]

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, [...]

SCACPA Gives You Real-Time Access to Experts for Audit and Tax

By |2019-04-09T14:33:08-04:00February 27th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax, Technology|

The ever-changing landscape of tax and audit means it helps to rely on guidance from trusted voices. The South Carolina Association of CPAs is proud to offer as a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SCACPA Now Accepting Nominations for 2019-20 Chapter Officer Positions

By |2019-04-09T14:52:37-04:00January 30th, 2019|Connect, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

Attention, SCACPA members: Now is the time to consider volunteering your time and skills as a Chapter Officer for our 2019-20 membership year. We are looking for committed, strategic [...]

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. [...]

House Tax Policy Review Committee Learns that Tax Reform is ‘Evolution, Not a Revolution’ from Palmetto Promise Institute

By |2019-02-07T15:10:25-04:00January 24th, 2019|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The SC House Tax Policy Review Committee heard a presentation from Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson of the Palmetto Promise Institute on Thursday, Jan. 24. The presentation was an update of [...]

View from the Dome: House’s Tax Review Members Agree Property Tax Revisions Must Help Ed Funding

By |2019-01-25T12:24:04-04:00January 18th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – Jan. 18, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC After the pomp and circumstance of the inaugural activities, the General Assembly got to work with [...]

A Guide to IRS Operations During the Appropriations Lapse

By |2019-01-16T15:27:26-04:00January 16th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

Source: IRS.gov Newsroom Due to the lapse in appropriations, most IRS operations are closed during the shutdown. An IRS-wide furlough began on Dec. 22 that affects many operations. The IRS [...]