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2018 SCSA Seminars And CE 

SEMINAR LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS
All seminars are conveniently scheduled at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 near I-20 and I-26. Hotel offers complimentary parking and an airport shuttle. A block of sleeping rooms is being held at this hotel at the discounted rate of $129. This rate is good up to 30 days prior to the specific seminar date. Call (803) 731-0300 to reserve a room.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
The South Carolina Society of Accountants is a recognized continuing education provider by the US Department of Treasury-Internal Revenue Service, Provider 0UG92.All seminars have been designed to meet continuing education requirements of the SC Board of Accountancy. The Corporations & Part­nerships and the Individual Income Tax Seminar will be submitted to the South Carolina Bar Asso­ciation for Continuing Legal Education. The SCSA website will include specific CLE hours approved by the Bar Association.

Schedule for all Seminars
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Seminar Begins
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Seminar Resumes
11:45 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Seminar Resumes
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Seminar Resumes
4:30 PM Seminar Concludes

2018 CPE Calendar

  • CPAs
  • Accounting Practitioners
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Tax Preparers
  • Financial Planners
  • Tax Attorneys

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: What You Need to Know

Thursday, August 30 – 8 CE Hours – Register Here

  • Learn important details to advise clients how they will be affected by this new tax legislation
  • Review all changes affecting individuals such as new tax rates and brackets, new standard deductions, new credits, and schedule A changes
  • For businesses learn the new 20 % Qualified Business Income Deduction, new limitations on business losses and interest expense, restrictions on deducting certain expenses as well as the big changes in depreciation.
  • Revisit the choice of entity considerations for business clients
  • Hear about changes in the areas of estate taxes and taxation of foreign income.

Corporations & Partnerships

Monday, October 29 (8 CE Hours) – Register Here

  • Entity Choice
    • Advantages and disadvantages of C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies (LLC s), general partnerships, and limited partnerships (including family limited partnerships)
  • Important issues, planning opportunities, and techniques essential to providing service to all business clients.
    • Business succession planning
  • Compensation planning and opportunities
    • Incorporation planning and the Section 83 election
    • Small business stock incentives
    • Compensation for partnerships and LLCs
  • Corporate taxation
    • C Corporations: AMT; shareholders and constructive dividends; Schedule M-3; avoiding the 35% penalty tax rate for PSCs
    • Corporate liquidation/dissolution rules
    • C Corporations: Tax depreciation and amortization
    • C Corporation transactions
    • S Corp. vs. C Corp. planning in the light of flat 21% corporate tax rate and the elimination of the corporate AMT
  • Partnership taxation
    • Partnership formation and accounting
    • Transfers of partnership interests
    • Anti-abuse rules
    • Partnership audit rules
  • Tax reform
    • New interest limits: Will they affect your clients?
    • New like-kind exchange rules
    • Modification of the net operating loss deduction
    • New excess business deductions limitation
    • The loss of “entertainment”
    • Changes in accounting methods including the changes that relate to small contractors
    • Calculating the new pass-through deduction correctly
    • International tax provisions impacting corporations and partnerships

Quality Control Standards, SSARS Update, Compilation, AICPA Ethics, South Carolina Tax Updates

Tuesday, October 30 (9 CE Hours: 5 on SSARS Updates; 2 on Ethics; and 2.0 on South Carolina Tax Updates) – Register Here

  • Review of SSARS standards
  • Peer review in South Carolina
  • Common findings from South Carolina Peer Review Program
  • Common disclosure errors
  • Running a compliant practice
  • Collections
  • State and local tax updates
  • Sales and use tax
  • Tax incentives
  • AICPA Ethics Hours adhere to SC Board of Accountancy requirement and will include SC Statute and Regulations

1040: Individual Income Tax

Thursday & Friday November 15-16 (16 CE Hours) – Register Here

  • Learn key tax issues for completing complicated individual returns, including in-depth coverage of new legislation, case law developments, and relevant revenue rulings and procedures to help the busy practitioner stay current.
  • Review Tax Cuts and Jobs Act individual tax reform provisions, including the new deduction for qualified business income (Code Sec. 199A), modifications to many Schedule A itemized deductions, and the impact of the new marginal tax rate structure on taxpayers
  • Hear about trends in LLC member self-employment taxation, tax challenges facing special industries including shared economy businesses
  • Explore tax planning opportunities in the wake of the new tax bill