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Governor Haley Signs Tax Amnesty Program Legislation

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently signed legislation for a tax amnesty program that will provide some tax relief to South Carolina taxpayers who owe delinquent taxes to the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Taxes included in the program are those administered by the Department under Title 12 (for example, income and ...

Will New Tax Laws Catch You by Surprise in 2015?

You may get a chance to breathe for a minute now that April 15 has passed, but the North and South Carolina Departments of Revenue have been hard at work making changes in tax laws and accessibility that impact you and your business. Whether you’re an individual or part of a corporation, these recent changes [&hel...

Excise Tax Relief for Employers Failing to Meet Group Health Plan Requirements Ends June 30, 2015

An excise tax is imposed on employers for any failure of their group health plans to meet group health plan requirements with respect to: portability, access, and renewability requirements; benefits for mothers and newborns; mental health benefits; dependent students on medically necessary leave of absence; and the Affordable Care ...

Key Tax Developments, Quarter 1

The first quarter of 2015 has been busy! We’ve compiled some key tax developments from early 2015 that may benefit you in your tax planning and compliance. Here are a few highlights: Transition relief may help employers retroactively claim tax credit allowances for certain employees using the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) ...

Don’t Miss an Important Tax Deduction This Year

Executive Vice President, Donny Burkett, sat down with WLTX 19 News earlier this week to talk about something that’s on everyone’s mind this month: taxes. Lucky viewers got to learn about common deductions and credits that are typically missed when filing taxes. You might have missed some, too, so let’s recap. At the top of [&hel...

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