ASAE this week urged associations with members in Louisiana to weigh in with state legislators on a pending bill that would severely restrict the use of professional certifications or accreditations in the state. Louisiana House Bill 748, the “Occupational Licensing Review Act,” would prohibit use of the terms “certification” and “registration” for nongovernmental professional credentialing… Read more »

ASAE sent a letter to Treasury officials this week requesting a one-year delay in implementing a requirement in the new tax law that unrelated business income (UBI) be separately computed for each business activity. Previously, exempt organizations could report their UBI from all activities, deduct the related expenses and pay tax on the resulting net… Read more »

ASAE and a delegation of association representatives met with Treasury officials April 25 to discuss a provision in the new tax law affecting fringe benefits such as parking and transportation. ASAE submitted comments on fringe benefits late last month. The fringe benefits provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removes a deduction for employer-provided… Read more »

The April 30 deadline to enter the 2018 Power of A Awards is less than one week away! Now is the time to submit your entry form if you haven’t already! ASAE’s Power of A Awards demonstrate how associations strengthen America. Every entry brings to life the association community’s most valuable contributions to society on… Read more »

Update – To view ASAE’s letter to HB 748 bill sponsor Rep. Julie Emerson click here. This letter was sent on April 26. —- Below please find more information on a Louisiana bill that, if enacted, could potentially prohibit many professionals in Louisiana from identifying themselves as holding a professional certification. Louisiana House Bill 748, the Occupational… Read more »