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Membership Dues Investment Schedule
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Please note the payment amounts have changed due to an increase from the AOA.
Please be sure that you are paying the correct amount.

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

New Graduate
(June Dec. Year of Grad.)

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

First Year

$86.40 $181.20 $267.60 $133.80 $66.90

Second Year

$172.80 $241.80 $414.60 $207.30 $103.65

Third Year

$432.00 $272.10 $704.10 $352.05 $176.03

Fourth Year

$648.00 $363.00 $1,011.50 $505.50 $252.75

Fifth Year

$864.00 $544.80 $1,408.80 $704.40 $352.20

Six or More Years

$864.00 $727.00 $1,591.00 $795.50 $397.75

*Quarterly billing is January, April, July and October.
*Bi-Annual billing is January and July

Associate members are optometrists licensed in, but not primarily practicing in, SC.  Associate membership is $150 per year.

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 2013 SCOPA annual dues, the portion which is allocable to lobbying is 30%.

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 2013 dues - the portion that is allocable to lobbying - is 9.50%.