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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Legislation Signed into Law Includes Many Healthcare Provisions

By | 2018-05-25T18:53:09+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

South Carolina’s journey toward reaching Tax Conformity is on hold until the legislature meets again to consider it under Legislation Awaiting Final Action. The General Assembly is expected to return [...]

IRS Scam Warning: Phishing Attacks Come Disguised as Professional Association Outreach

By | 2018-05-25T13:01:13+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Business & Industry, Featured, Tax, Technology|

The IRS and its state and industry Security Summit partners warned tax practitioners to beware of phishing emails posing as state accounting and professional associations. The IRS has received [...]

Minnesota’s Window on Tax Conformity Closes After Standoff Between Governor, Legislature

By | 2018-05-24T14:02:12+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Tax|

The deadline on a political standoff between Minnesota’s Democratic Governor and its Republican-led Legislature means that state’s tax code has not been conformed to the Federal Tax Cuts and [...]

SCACPA Urges Immediate Action on Conformity This Summer

By | 2018-05-23T18:26:26+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

Throughout the recent South Carolina legislative session, the South Carolina Association of CPAs communicated to legislators and the public at large that Conformity is needed as soon as possible. [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Budget, Conformity are on Legislature’s Summer To-Do List

By | 2018-05-25T18:40:20+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

South Carolina’s journey toward reaching Tax Conformity is on hold until the legislature meets again to consider it under Legislation Awaiting Final Action. The Sine Die Resolution allows the [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House, Senate, Include Conformity Bills as Sine Die Resolutions

By | 2018-05-11T13:27:33+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The "South Carolina Taxpayer Protection and Relief Act,” the Senate version of tax Conformity (S. 1258), was introduced by Senate President Pro Tem and Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) on [...]

BREAKING: Senate Introduces Tax Conformity Bill on Final Day of Session

By | 2018-05-10T12:20:52+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

With the hours ticking away before the end of the legislative session, the S.C. Senate introduced a bill for Tax Conformity on Thursday, May 10. The “South Carolina Taxpayer Protection [...]

Letter from the SCACPA CEO: Senate Must Avoid ‘Inertia’ and Take Action on Conformity

By | 2018-05-08T12:43:01+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

South Carolina’s legislative session is set to adjourn on Thursday, May 10, and the fate of a Tax Conformity bill remains in serious question. Cindi Ross Scoppe, the Associate Editor [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: With Lucas Leading Charge, House Moves Conformity to Senate for Debate

By | 2018-05-04T14:34:45+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

Three legislative days remain in this session, and a bill that would grant Tax Conformity for South Carolina to the Federal code is on its way to the Senate for [...]

Gov. McMaster Urges House, Senate to Pass Conformity in Letter

By | 2018-05-03T14:40:33+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

With days running out before this S.C. legislative session adjourns, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster sent a letter that asks the General Assembly to address the issue of Conformity to the [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Signs Point to Sine Die Fate for Conformity Passage

By | 2018-05-03T14:02:03+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

With six legislative days remaining in this session, it appears South Carolina’s passage of a Conformity bill will be included in a sine die resolution. While the language for the [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House Income Tax Subcommittee Hears Testimony from SCACPA, Others in Favor of Conformity

By | 2018-05-03T11:00:16+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs was one of the multiple entities that presented testimony about tax Conformity bill H. 5162 to the Income Tax Subcommittee of the House Ways [...]

Conformity Update: SCACPA Board Member Ken Newhouse Testifies on Conformity at Ways and Means Subcommittee Meeting

By | 2018-05-03T11:01:15+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Tax|

April 18, 2018 – SCACPA Board Member Ken Newhouse, CPA, presented testimony in support of Conformity to the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. [...]

Apply Now for SCACPA’s Free Speaker Training Academy

By | 2018-05-02T15:10:23+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Membership|

You have the knowledge. Now it’s time to give it a voice. SCACPA will host the latest installment of our Speaker Training Academy for two and a half days on [...]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Conformity Talks Set to Reopen After Furlough

By | 2018-05-02T16:15:54+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The straight Conformity of bill H. 5162, introduced by House Ways and Means Chair Brian White, has begun its path through debate in House committees. However, all House business was [...]

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SCACPA Calls for Passage of Tax Conformity Bill

By | 2018-05-02T16:16:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

CAYCE, S.C. –The South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants wants state legislators to know they are on a correct path with the recent bill that proposes South Carolina’s full [...]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: As Session Reaches Halfway Point, Conformity Talks Continue

By | 2018-05-02T16:16:15+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

SCACPA’s Advocacy activities this past week were highlighted by CEO Chris Jenkins and Board member Ken Newhouse meeting with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman W. Brian White (R-Anderson). Conformity [...]

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Legislative Update: Sales Tax Overhaul is Out; State Income Tax Reform is on the Move; Conformity Options Sought; View From the Dome

By | 2018-05-02T16:16:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

The House of Representatives Tax Policy Review Committee is putting to rest (for now) its recent proposal to reduce the statewide sales tax rate from 6% but which would require [...]

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View from the Dome – February 28, 2018

By | 2018-05-02T16:17:16+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Blogs, Featured, Legislative/Advocacy|

By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC The House Ways and Means Committee completed their work on next year's state budget. The Senate spent considerable time on the floor debating the "poultry [...]

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