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Membership Dues Investment Schedule
January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015


AOA Dues SCOPA Dues Annual Dues Payment Bi-Annual Payment* Quarterly Dues Payment*

New Graduate
(Year of graduation and/or
completion of residency program.)

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

First Year

$89.20 $78.70 $167.90 $83.95 $41.98

Second Year

$178.00 $157.40 $335.80 $167.90 $83.95

Third Year

$446.00 $393.50 $839.50 $419.75 $209.88

Fourth Year

$669.00 $590.25 $1,259.25 $629.63 $314.81

Fifth Year

$892.00 $787.00 $1,679.00 $839.50 $419.75

*Quarterly billing is January, April, July and October. Biannual billing is January and July. All one-time payments are due by March 15th. Please be sure that you are paying the correct amount.

Contributions or gifts to the SCOPA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. They may be tax deductible, however, as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. The non-deductible portion of your 2015 SCOPA annual dues, the portion which is allocable to lobbying and political activities is 30 percent.

Contributions or gifts to the American Optometric Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. The American Optometric Association estimates that the non-deductible portion of your AOA 2015 dues, the portion that is allocable to lobbying and political activities is 9.50 percent.

Associate members of the SCOPA are optometrists licensed in, but not practicing in, South Carolina who are members of their state AOA affiliate or of the Armed Forces of Optometry (AFOS). Annual dues payment of $150.