THIS WEEK:

  • The new year is here! As in, the new 2020-21 year of SCACPA’s All-Inclusive Membership, which began July 1. We’re glad so many of you have been renewing your dues so you’ll be equipped with all the benefits SCACPA will offer. Thank you for fortifying the profession to serve South Carolina individuals and businesses.
  • Happy Fourth of July! The SCACPA office will be closed to observe the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3. We will be glad to assist you when we return Monday, July 6.
  • Have you not yet renewed your SCACPA membership for 2020-21? We are standing by at 803.791.4181 to take your call and help. Don’t risk an interruption of your SCACPA benefits of advocacy and networking. Remember, SCACPA is the only organization that protects and promotes the CPA profession in the state.
  • Once you’ve renewed your membership and have your new 40-hour CPE Bank, you can start enrolling for all the learning and knowledge opportunities we have for you in 2020-21. Check your mailbox as we are shipping CPE postcards with a list of July’s offerings. Meanwhile, you can check our online CPE calendar for a look at any of the 12 livestream CPE courses SCACPA is offering for July.
  • BE SAFE: “What to Consider as Businesses Re-Open.” SCACPA partner Paychex has updated its human resources white paper on new precautions. Their eBook can help you identify what to plan for, with details about staffing considerations, workplace safety and privacy considerations and supporting employees as they return to work.
  • BE PREPARED: Hurricane season has arrived, make sure you review South Carolina’s 2020 Hurricane Guide. It is updated with precautions to remember should evacuations become necessary amid COVID-19 guidelines.

Advocate

  • The SCDOR and IRS are offering tax relief for victims of the April 2020 tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that impacted nine South Carolina counties (Aiken, Barnwell, Berkeley, Colleton, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens). Affected individuals and businesses have until Oct. 15, 2020, to file and pay certain taxes originally due April 12-Oct. 15. Relief is applied automatically to returns filed on MyDORWAY. To file by paper, mail your completed return to the address on the return. Then, submit a completed Disaster Relief Form (C-672) to disasterrelief@dor.sc.gov. Learn more about relief for SC taxes in Information Letter #IL20-16: https://lnkd.in/gNSBpAH
  • We’re promoting our #WhyCPA campaign to spread awareness about the differences between an accountant and a CPA, and why choosing a CPA is a smart long-term financial decision. We know choosing a CPA is the right decision, don’t you?

Educate

  • SCACPA is an IRS-approved provider for our tax CPE classes. Watch for more announcements and updates as we enter the 2020-21 CPE season starting July 1 with the new membership year.
  • SCACPA’s CPE Committee of 16 met (via online conferencing) to put the finishing touches on the 2020-21 CPE schedule, which will be unveiled as part of our membership dues renewal period.
  • SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins is the host of #TechTuesday, a weekly technology update posted to our YouTube channel. Check out 11 Excel spreadsheet tutorials here and remember to subscribe!

Communications

  • SCACPA Social Media is important for you to get the most out of membership! Don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) for quick, real-time updates. We share the latest breaking news on social media first, so go ahead and give us a Like and Follow!
  • Stay informed with SCACPA Happenings, especially as we start planning for November’s Fall Fest 2020 on Nov. 14-15! SCACPA thanks you for your dedication to the profession and support of the Association now more than ever.
  • Your weekly Current Assets e-newsletter is delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning to bring you the latest news in Association activities and events. If it’s been a while since you’ve read it, make sure to check your spam folder.

Connect

  • Thank you to everyone who responded to our 2020 Membership Survey this June. We received a total of 766 responses, with 491 coming from members and 275 from non-members. We are looking forward to reviewing and reacting to the responses. Your incredible support helps us to develop the best ways to get you the information you need as quickly and easily as possible. Look for an announcement soon about the winners of our $100 Visa gift cards!
  • Look for SCACPA to continue to pivot and innovate to meet the needs of our members. Make the most of the Association’s online open forum community SCACPA Connect. This member benefit allows us to talk to one another and offer support, which we need now more than ever. Read about how to log in and start a conversation All we ask is that everyone abide by some simple rules of SCACPA Connect etiquette.

Grow

  • SCACPA is proud to announce three winners of our AICPA Scholarships Award! Jessica Outlaw of South Carolina State University, Kenisha Robinson of Winthrop University and Frederick Uy of Clafin University each received $5,000.
  • The GAP Committee (Growing the Accounting Profession) held a teleconference to discuss the challenges college students will face as campuses decide how they will hold classes in the fall. Thank you to all our Campus Champions!

Member Benefit Spotlight

  • Sending a lot more items through the mail? With SCACPA’s Office Depot/OfficeMax member benefit, you can now text and receive your In-Store Purchasing Card directly to your phone so you can take your savings with you. Text SCACPASAVES to 555-888 now to download your free mobile In-Store Purchasing Card! Your SCACPA member discounts saves you up to 75% off on our Best Value List of preferred products. Visit officediscounts.org/scacpa  for details and start saving today!
  • SCACPA has introduced many new benefits including group health insurance, auto and home insurance, long-term care and pet health insurance. Visit www.scacpa.org/insurance for more details.