Congressional Republicans are working to combine a number of tax provisions into one tax extenders bill that Congress could take up later this year. To date, Republicans on different sides of the Capitol have focused on different priorities, with Senate Finance Republicans seeking to extend several expired tax provisions that won’t be available for 2017… Read more »

There were tentative overtures from President Trump this week on a bipartisan deal to protect young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, though those negotiations are complicated by resistance from more liberal Democrats as well as Republican immigration hard-liners. Trump convened a session with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday and outlined the… Read more »

ASAE is in the process of preparing comments on proposed rules released last week to expand association health plans (AHPs) as a means of providing access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. Comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rules are due March 6, 2018. ASAE will share its draft comments… Read more »

ASAE will host a briefing on the tax law enacted late last year and the implications for associations and other tax-exempt organizations on Jan. 23 at 8:30 AM at the ASAE Conference Center in Washington, DC. The briefing will be moderated by ASAE President and CEO John Graham, FASAE, CAE and speakers will include Sandra… Read more »

Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) retirement frees up a coveted post as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues impacting the tax-exempt community. Hatch, who earlier this week announced his decision to step down at the end of 2018, has just helped to enact the first major overhaul of the tax code… Read more »