Legislative/Advocacy

SC DOR to Offer Case-By-Case Tax Relief for Hurricane Florence

By |2018-09-19T10:20:04+00:00September 19th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue announced on Tuesday that it will work on a case-by-case basis to waive any penalties assessed for taxpayers who cannot meet state filing [...]

Tax Conformity Arrangement Moves Forward from Senate Finance Subcommittee

By |2018-09-18T15:42:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The push to enact Tax Conformity in South Carolina passed a significant milestone as the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Conformity unanimously adopted an amendment to a House bill on [...]

IRS Reminder: Beware of Disaster Scammers During Florence Recovery

By |2018-09-18T11:37:08+00:00September 18th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax, Technology|

The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters, such as Hurricane [...]

SCACPA Urges IRS to Consider Paths for Tax Deadline Extensions for Those Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

By |2018-09-18T12:11:01+00:00September 18th, 2018|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

South Carolina’s road to recovery from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Florence will be long, but SCACPA has been hard at work to secure assistance and relief for the state’s [...]

SCACPA Watches for State, Federal Responses to Tax Deadline Disaster Extension Requests

By |2018-09-13T12:15:54+00:00September 13th, 2018|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

With mandatory evacuations along the South Carolina coast underway in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, SCACPA reached out early in the week to the SC DOR and the Governor’s Office to [...]

Preparedness Steps in Advance Of Hurricane Florence

By |2018-09-13T10:29:55+00:00September 10th, 2018|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs wants our members to be aware we are monitoring weather forecasts for Hurricane Florence and its possible effects on SCACPA functions and emergency [...]

SCACPA Presents: A Free 8-Hour Comprehensive 199A Update Course on Sept. 20

By |2018-08-23T14:52:09+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

COURSE TITLE: “Complete Coverage of 199A Regulations” REGISTER NOW: SMTX59 – In-Person | LITX59 – Livestream Lynn Nichols, CPA, host of SCACPA’s Federal Tax Update Podcast and presenter for [...]

Member Benefit Alert: SCACPA Partners with Surgent On-Demand Self-Study CPE

By |2018-08-21T16:21:08+00:00August 21st, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Partners, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax, Technology|

SCACPA members who know they can depend on the Association for all-around CPE excellence now have an incredible opportunity to get specialized knowledge for their precise career needs. The [...]

SCACPA Treasurer Newhouse Testifies to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Need for Tax Conformity

By |2018-08-15T19:25:42+00:00August 15th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

Note: Read a summary about the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Conformity’s initial Aug. 8 meeting here. The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Conformity met for the second time on Wednesday morning, [...]

S.C. Tax Team’s Lynn Nichols Examines IRS Proposed Regulations on IRC Sec. 199A (Qualified Business Income Deduction)

By |2018-08-23T14:59:06+00:00August 14th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The IRS’s proposed regulations to explain and interpret Code Section 199A stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act were released on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Lynn Nichols, of the [...]

SCACPA Continues to Push for Results in Summer Conformity Talks

By |2018-08-15T19:27:57+00:00August 9th, 2018|Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Note: Read about the Aug. 15 second meeting of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Conformity that featured testimony from SCACPA Board Member and Treasurer Ken Newhouse here. The first [...]

Member Comments Sought on Proposal for New AICPA Auditing Standard

By |2018-08-07T19:54:37+00:00August 7th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory|

Changes are coming for those who perform attestation engagements. A standard proposed by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board would change the terminology for what has been known as a “review [...]

CPA Profession Backs Proposed Legislation that Limits Damage Awards Against State Regulatory Boards

By |2018-07-30T17:40:24+00:00July 30th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory|

The American Institute of CPAs supports legislation introduced in the United States Congress that would help ensure that members of state regulatory boards are not deterred from serving because of [...]

LEGISLATIVE REARVIEW: Copper Dome Strategies’ 2018 Review Includes Conformity Forecast

By |2018-07-13T13:53:06+00:00July 13th, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

THE STATUS OF CONFORMITY: Two Conformity bills – one each from the House and Senate – may still be considered this year, as they were included in the Sine [...]

Board of Accountancy Q2 Newsletter: Updates on New Education Committee, Succession Planning

By |2018-07-09T17:12:57+00:00July 9th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Board of Accountancy has released its 2nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter, and it includes a list of all recently licensed South Carolina CPAs from October 2017-March 2018. [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House, Senate Remain at Odds on $60M of Budget

By |2018-06-25T18:30:33+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The General Assembly is set to return to Columbia on Wednesday, June 27, to allow members to continue working on specified unfinished business, including Tax Conformity, the state budget, and [...]

IRS’ Kautter Signals That 199A Guidance on Pass-Through Deductions is Pending Release

By |2018-06-15T15:35:06+00:00June 15th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

When will the IRS issue guidance on new Internal Revenue Code section 199A? That’s among the top questions on CPAs’ minds related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The [...]

SCACPA joins Chamber of Commerce in Conformity Statement

By |2018-06-14T14:51:27+00:00June 14th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Association of CPAs has joined the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in a news statement urging Conformity action by the state Senate this summer on June [...]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Legislation Signed into Law Includes Many Healthcare Provisions

By |2018-05-25T18:53:09+00:00May 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 [...]

SCACPA Urges Immediate Action on Conformity This Summer

By |2018-05-23T18:26:26+00:00May 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. [...]