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Membership Dues Investment Schedule
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014


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

$88.00 $78.70 $166.70 $83.35 $41.68

Second Year

$176.00 $157.40 $333.40 $166.70 $83.35

Third Year

$440.00 $393.50 $833.50 $416.75 $208.38

Fourth Year

$660.00 $590.25 $1,250.25 $625.13 $312.56

Fifth Year

$880.00 $787.00 $1,667.00 $833.50 $416.75

*Quarterly billing is January, April, July and October. Bi-Annual 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 2014 SCOPA annual dues, the portion which is allocable to lobbying 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 2014 dues – the portion that is allocable to lobbying – is 11.50 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.

Military members of the SCOPA shall be any military optometrists serving in South Carolina who is a member of AFOS and stationed on a military installation in South Carolina. Annual dues payment of $25.