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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Leave Your Firm’s Culture to Chance: INSIDE Public Accounting Launches New Assessment Survey to Benchmark Behaviors and Attitudes

By |2019-04-09T14:35:42-04:00February 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

INSIDE Public Accounting, the accounting profession’s benchmarking specialist, is offering a new tool to help partners better understand your firm’s culture – and how to improve it. IPA’s first [...]

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 [...]

Watch: A Guide to TCJA ‘Kiddie Tax Changes’ from SCACPA’s Lynn Nichols

By |2019-04-09T14:51:36-04:00January 31st, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

You can count on the South Carolina Association of CPAs to provide when-you-need-it guidance on significant developments in tax law. In today’s installment, Lynn Nichols, CPA, explains how the [...]

Watch: SCACPA’s Lynn Nichols Explains Latest 199A Instructions for Rental Income and Determining W-2 Wages

By |2019-04-09T14:51:59-04:00January 30th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Featured, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs is proud to use the power of its outreach to provide members with when-you-need-it guidance on significant developments in tax law. With our [...]

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. [...]

Treasury, IRS Announce Final Regulations on Qualified Business Income Deduction, Including Rental Real Estate Safe Harbor

By |2019-01-22T13:16:21-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income deduction (section 199A deduction). The QBI [...]

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 [...]

Legislation We’re Watching as the 123rd SC General Assembly Begins

By |2019-01-14T15:22:04-04:00January 14th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

Now that the first regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly has convened, the SCACPA Advocacy Team wants all members to be aware of four key bills [...]