The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on May 23 released a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on implementation of the new tax law as a top priority but also improving taxpayer service and tax administration. The strategic plan will serve as “a roadmap to help guide the agency’s programs and operations,” the IRS said in… Read more »

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On May 22, ASAE hosted its third Power of A luncheon to share our story with Chicago’s robust association community and recognize the recent Chicagoland Power of A Award-winning associations. The association professionals who attended the lunch at Association Forum’s offices learned about using the Power of A to help advance their individual organizations, as… Read more »

ASAE delivered a sign-on letter to the Treasury Department today urging the agency to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings with… Read more »

On May 17, the Louisiana House approved, 95-0, the Senate-amended version of the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” which removed credentialing language that had been included in the original House bill. The measure was sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards this week for signature. Louisiana’s House Bill 748 was drafted to increase employment opportunities by loosening… Read more »

As expected, the Louisiana House last evening passed the amended HB 748, the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” by a 95-0 vote. Following grassroots advocacy by ASAE members and many other credentialing organizations, the bill was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The amended bill passed the… Read more »

Plans by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016 have been tabled for now. During a recent debate with his primary challenger Ed Lazere, Chairman Mendelson announced he would not pursue any changes to the law at this time. Mendelson did not rule out… Read more »

The Senate Wednesday narrowly approved a resolution that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules. Republican Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined all Senate Democrats to pass the measure in a 52-47 floor vote. Democrats forced the vote this week using the Congressional… Read more »

More than 150 organizations have signed on to ASAE’s letter urging the Treasury Department to delay implementation of a provision in the new tax law that taxes transportation and parking benefits provided by many employers. The fringe benefits provision removes a deduction for employer-provided benefits such as transportation, parking and on-premises athletic facilities. In meetings… Read more »

The Louisiana Senate yesterday passed the revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended last week to clearly permit the use of professional certification credentials in the state. The bill, titled “The Occupational Licensing Review Act,” was intended to increase employment opportunities by loosening licensing requirements for certain jobs, but the bill text was… Read more »