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View from the Dome: Senate to Consider BOA Bill that Expands Eligibility for Reciprocity

By |2019-04-08T15:42:05-05:00April 5th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – April 5, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Both chambers worked their calendars to get as many bills in position to meet next week's [...]

Senate Considers Bill to Amend BOA Laws for Reciprocity, Open Hearings

By |2019-04-25T13:39:29-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory|

REAL-TIME UPDATE (April 24, 2019): SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins spoke to legislators on Tuesday in support of the Board of Accountancy bill and to answer any questions they might [...]

View from the Dome: Tax Conformity Bill Becomes Law; Move to Sell Santee Cooper Gains Momentum

By |2019-04-05T16:02:23-05:00March 29th, 2019|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – March 29, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The session is two-thirds completed (12 weeks down and 6 weeks remaining until the May 9 adjournment). [...]

These Four SC Counties Will Have Local Sales Tax Changes Go Into Effect May 1

By |2019-04-08T15:42:28-05:00March 29th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a reminder that the following local tax changes go into effect May 1: Georgetown (County Code 1022) Local Tax Change: 1% [...]

Gov. McMaster Signs Conformity, Tax Lien Bills

By |2019-04-08T15:43:02-05:00March 29th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

Gov. Henry McMaster signed South Carolina’s annual tax Conformity legislation into law on Thursday, March 28. H.3985 (Reps. Lucas, G. M. Smith and Stavrinakis) had been ratified by the [...]

How to Apply IRC Section 199A? Joint Committee on Taxation has Prepared a Guide

By |2019-04-08T16:03:14-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Educate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

The U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation has published a 32-page “Overview of Deduction for Qualified Business Income: Section 199A.” “The document appears to be a .PDF of 32 [...]

View from the Dome: House Tax Policy Review Committee Set to Discuss Taxes on Services; Bidding Process Explored for Santee Cooper Utility

By |2019-03-22T13:45:11-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – March 22, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC There was action on several major legislative initiatives, including education reform, medical marijuana, an update to the [...]

Supply-Side Economics Guru Laffer Urges SC House Tax Policy Review Committee to Flatten Outdated Tax Structure

By |2019-03-21T18:10:43-05:00March 21st, 2019|Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The SC House Tax Policy Review Committee on Thursday heard from Gov. Henry McMaster, who applauded the committee for its work and then introduced special guest speaker economist Dr. Art [...]

Please Review This Important DOR Revenue Ruling About State Tax Addback Calculations

By |2019-03-21T14:02:09-05:00March 21st, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Featured, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

SCACPA wants to make CPAs and tax practitioners aware that the South Carolina Department of Revenue has released a four-page Revenue Ruling concerning the new ways to calculate state [...]

How to Talk to Clients About Tax Deadline Extensions

By |2019-04-08T15:45:49-05:00March 20th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

As a CPA, you know how to navigate a challenging filing season. One maneuver is to file tax extensions on behalf of some clients. This lengthens the time you [...]

View from the Dome: SC Senate Gives Unanimous Second Reading to Conformity Bill; House Gives Final Approval on Budget

By |2019-03-15T12:53:44-05:00March 15th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – March 15, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC There were no meetings scheduled in the House this week as they debated and passed the [...]

Farmers and Fisherman Tax Penalty Relief Announced by SC DOR

By |2019-04-09T14:28:53-05:00March 13th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released Information Letter 19-8, a 2-page advisory opinion regarding waiving federal penalties for underpayments of estimated taxes by certain farmers and fishermen. [...]

SC DOR Releases Information Letter Summary of State Individual Income Tax Conformity to IRC

By |2019-03-13T16:12:16-05:00March 13th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released Information Letter 19-7, a 13-page advisory opinion that summarizes South Carolina conformity with Internal Revenue Code sections affecting individual taxpayers through Feb. [...]

SCACPA’s Things to Watch in the Profession: A&A Update on Hosting Services

By |2019-04-08T15:47:02-05:00March 13th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

March 14, 2019 There have been many questions about the hosting standard that was supposed to be effective in 2018 but was delayed until July 1, 2019. At last, [...]

You are the Reason for SCACPA Success – A Year in Review

By |2019-04-09T14:30:23-05:00March 12th, 2019|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology, Why CPA|

The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again. With your support, SCACPA successfully navigated the change to the new All-Inclusive [...]

View from the Dome: House’s Tax Conformity Bill Reaches Senate Finance Committee

By |2019-03-08T13:19:53-05:00March 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 |2019-03-01T12:19:22-05:00March 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 |2019-04-09T14:33:58-05:00February 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 |2019-02-22T13:02:58-05:00February 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 [...]