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Membership Dues Investment Schedule
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017


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

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

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

First Year (10%)

$92.60 $88.70 $181.30 $90.65 $45.33

Second Year (20%)

$185.20 $177.40 $362.60 $181.30 $90.65

Third Year (50%)

$463.00 $443.50 $906.50 $453.25 $226.63

Fourth Year (75%)

$694.50 $665.25 $1,359.75 $679.88 $339.94

Fifth Year (100%)

$926.00 $887.00 $1,813.00 $906.50 $453.25

*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.

***Please be advised that this schedule is dues only and does not include any special dues assessments. As a reminder, the SCOPA membership voted to be assessed $100 each year for three years beginning in 2016 for the SCOPA office renovations, as well as $50 in 2017 for Think About Your Eyes (TAYE).

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 2017 SCOPA annual dues, the portion which is allocable to lobbying and political activities is 30 percent.

Contributions or gifts to the AOA 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 AOA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your AOA 2017 dues, the portion that is allocable to lobbying and political activities, is 13.50 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.