ASAE Submits Comments on FTC Green Guide Rules

With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considering revisions to regulations that govern, for example, how appliances can label themselves as energy efficient, ASAE submitted comments yesterday asking the agency to reconsider its proposed rule regarding certifications of environmental standards sponsored by associations. The FTC’s proposed rule is an update of the FTC “green guides” for… Read more »

DC Considering PILOTS for City Nonprofits

Two separate reports recently have again placed nonprofits in the position as revenue raisers for local government. DC Council member Mary Cheh last week sent a letter to the entire council advocating for a PILOT (payments in lieu of taxes) from city universities.  Her letter states that by charging every city university a $100 fee… Read more »

American Water Works Assn Explains Value of Membership

“Associations come into being because they allow individuals and organizations to accomplish together what they cannot accomplish alone.  We not only accomplish more together, we accomplish it more efficiently.” “It should not surprise any of us that utilities are closely scrutinizing every cost they incur these days nor that a number of utility programs and… Read more »

Administration Posts Fourth FAQ on Grandfathered Plans

VALLEJO, CA - AUGUST 11: Vials of Tdap vaccinations sit on a table during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. California medical officials are urging California residents to get booster shots for whooping cough as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over fifty years. Close to 1,500 cases of whooping cough have been reported this year, including six cases that resulted in deaths of children under three years old. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Department of Labor this week posted their fourth FAQ on the implementation of the “grandfathered plan” rule in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  You can see a summary of the third FAQ on our website. The FAQ addresses three questions regarding how an employer plan can maintain its grandfathered status despite making… Read more »

IRS Issues Form for Small Employer Health Credit

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Building is seen in Washington on September 20, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

The IRS last month released a draft version of the form that small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use to calculate the small business health care tax credit when they file returns next year. The draft of Form 8941 is posted on the IRS website. Both small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use the form… Read more »