SCACPA Blog 2018-04-27T14:34:20+00:00

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Legislation Signed into Law Includes Many Healthcare Provisions

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 to Columbia on Wednesday, June [...]

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

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 reports from tax professionals who [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Charleston, North Charleston Are Among Most Prosperous U.S. Cities; Keurig Facility is Coming to Spartanburg County

Charleston, North Charleston Rank Among Top 5 Cities in American Prosperity RentCafe, an online apartment service, examined how areas with at least 100,000 people fared between 2000 and 2016 in the categories of education, [...]

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

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 Jobs Act, and the chance [...]

SCACPA Urges Immediate Action on Conformity This Summer

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. Unfortunately, when the session adjourned [...]

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

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 legislature to continue working on [...]

News Roundup: Thousands of SC Technical Jobs are Unfilled, Lexington Co. has State’s Best Cost of Living

As Thousands of Technical Jobs go Unfilled, Leaders Debate Ways to Strengthen Workforce With the state’s 4.4% unemployment rate at a near two-decade low, thousands of new residents moving in from out of state, and [...]

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

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 Thursday, May 10, the final [...]

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

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 and Relief Act” (S. 1258), [...]

SBA Offers $150,000 Entrepreneur Grant for Women’s Business Center in SC

The U.S. Small Business Administration will expand its Women's Business Center program to South Carolina by awarding a $150,000 grant to an eligible nonprofit organization. The SBA seeks a host organization for training, business counseling [...]

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

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 of The State newspaper’s Editorial [...]

Kopis: Does Your Data Backlog Look Daunting? Migrate Your SQL Server to Azure to Scale Your Resources

By Ryan Geide | Senior Business Intelligence Developer, Kopis As a Structured Query Language Managed Services provider at Kopis, I regularly talk to companies about data management. When it comes to data collection, I tend [...]