The South Carolina Association of CPAs is excited to introduce a new Federal Tax Update course with the “South Carolina Tax Team.”

SCACPA has assembled distinguished, nationally recognized Federal Tax experts who will offer their expertise for comprehensive viewpoints and compelling storytelling on changes to Federal Tax law.

With a variety of featured and guest speakers, attendees get the benefits of a wide background of expertise, on-site availability to interact, and an end-of-day Tax Panel to answer your questions. You can expect:

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Individual and Business Tax Changes)
  • 199A Deduction
  • S-Corporation vs. C-Corporation Decision
  • Estate (Wealth Transfers)
  • General Coverage of Latest Federal Income Tax Developments (Cases and Rulings)
  • Panel Discussion (Submit your questions in advance or on-site)
  • Tax Practice Ethics Story
  • Every participant receives a comprehensive printed Tax Manual

The Tax Team courses will be offered in two locations with one livestream option:

The South Carolina Tax Team is a bold new step in the valuable brand of CPE that SCACPA is developing for you. The tax professionals include Lynn Nichols, who has more than 40 years of experience in speaking on Federal Tax law, and host of SCACPA’s weekly Federal Tax Update podcast; The Werner-Rocca Team of Art Werner and Anthony Rocca, who have made room in their national tour schedule of leading tax education to appear in person and via video; and Verne McGough, a Columbia attorney who specializes in estate planning, tax collection, and helping small businesses in tax-efficient corporate planning.

Cost: SCACPA members can use 8 hours of your CPE Bank. Non-member seats are $199.


  • SCACPA’s partnership with the S.C. Department of Revenue means SCACPA members have a wide range of choices of DOR classes available through your CPE Bank.

You can register for: Sales & Use Tax 4-hour classes include Government & Municipalities (SRTX0927, Sept. 27), Manufacturing Industry (SRTX1023, Oct. 23), Retail Industry (SRTX0821, Aug. 21) and New Out-of-State Use Tax (SMTX08, Aug. 28 and SMTX27, Nov. 28).

The SC DOR Sales Tax 2-hour classes will be held once a month from August through November (with online options), and a 2-hour class of Employer Withholding Tax will be in-person in December, with additional online options.

  • The 57th annual Clemson University Income Tax Course is a two day-long class offered from late October through mid-December.

Locations will be in Myrtle Beach (SMTX50, Oct. 29-30), Florence (SMTX51, Nov. 6-7), Spartanburg (SMTX52, Nov. 13-14), North Charleston (SMTX53, Nov. 19-20 and SMTX56, Dec. 10-11), Columbia (SMTX54, Nov. 27-28) and Anderson (SMTX55, Dec. 3-4).

Due to limited space and advanced purchase of course materials, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS A MUST. Livestream options will be available on Oct. 29-30 and Dec. 10-11 for those unable to attend the Clemson courses in person, but this is available to SCACPA members only. Member and non-member seats for the live events will be very limited, but the livestream options available for SCACPA members only will have unlimited online capacity.

Please contact to register for Clemson University Income Tax Courses.

  • An 8-hour Business Tax Update class will be held at locations throughout the state, with some livestream availability. This course provides a comprehensive overview of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes impacting corporations and pass-through entities along with reviewing tax planning considerations for investors, owners and executives. Instructors include Shelli Huston, Art Werner and a pairing of Lynn Nichols and Verne McGough.
  • An 8-hour Individual Tax Update class will be held at locations in Columbia, Rock Hill, Spartanburg and Florence, with some livestream availability. This course looks at impacts to individuals and families as well as critical financial planning considerations and strategies. Instructors include Shelli Huston and Anthony Rocca.
  • Don’t forget to register for SCACPA’s Fall Fest Accounting Conference, with five tracks of learning over two full days at the Columbia Marriott on Nov. 15-16 (CN4110). Thursday night will include a Casino Night social and silent auction, among other festivities. Here are the tentative course lineups for Fall Fest:

FALL FEST LINEUP | Thursday, Nov. 15


  • Professional Issues Update
  • SC Sales and Use Tax
  • Tax entity C-Corp vs. S-Corp under TCJA
  • Top Individual Tax Planning Strategies & High Net Worth Clients
  • SC Tax Issues with Conformity


  • Professional Issues Update
  • Preparation vs./and Compilation Services with Plain Paper Engagements
  • Leases: A Deeper Dive
  • Analytical Procedures (A Practical Approach)
  • Lease Accounting and Transitions


  • Professional Issues Update
  • Business Startup
  • Leases: A Deeper Dive
  • Tech Update, Time Management and Prioritization
  • Lease Accounting and Transitions


  • Form 990 Advanced
  • Form 990: Preparation and Schedule A
  • Unqualified Business Income: Traps, Types, Effective Use
  • Financial Statement Formats
  • Accounting & Disclosures (Investments and Endowments)


  • Tax Practice Ethics
  • Bitcoin Tax Consideration: What is it? If and How Should It Be Reported?
  • Forensic Accounting: Qualifications, Certifications, Training
  • SC Ethics
  • CFO Services: Key Focus Areas

FALL FEST LINEUP | Friday, Nov. 16


  • Economic Update
  • R&D Credits
  • 1041 Prep Estates & Trust
  • NEXUS (Multi State Tax)
  • 199A/QBID


  • Economic Update
  • Agreed Upon Procedures and Engagements
  • Understanding Your Fraud Risks
  • A&A Update
  • Documenting Field Work


  • Economic Update
  • Tax Planning with Tax Reform from the CFO Perspective
  • How Corporate Culture Can Breed Fraud if Left Unchecked
  • Benefit Trends, Changes, & Updates (401K, Ancillary coverages, healthcare, flex spending)
  • Financial Statement Analysis: Communicating Results


  • Yellow Book: Major Program Determination and Single Audit Reporting
  • GASB Update (Yellow Book)
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities in a Rising Rate Environment
  • GASB 75: Accounting & Financial Reporting for Post-Employment Benefits
  • GASB: Debt Disclosures (Yellow Book)


  • Timber Tax
  • Cybersecurity Risks with GDPR Standards
  • Critical Professional Skills needed for Long-Term Career Growth/New CPAs: Getting Involved, Developing a Career
  • Behavioral Ethics
  • Assessing Control Risks for a Non-Profit

Thank you for considering SCACPA for your CPE needs.