Make plans now to join ASAE Public Policy on Capitol Hill for the American Associations Day fly-in March 21-22 in Washington, DC. This is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals can meet with the staffs of members of Congress and advocate for association management issues. The event is open to any association professional or… Read more »

Nonprofit organizations will need to reapply for tax-exempt status in the District of Columbia every five years, according to a city tax auditor quoted by Bloomberg BNA. Priscilla Wicker, a tax auditor with the District’s Office of Chief Financial Officer, reportedly told a DC Bar audience this week that the city is going to start… Read more »

With just a week left to reach a deal to fund the government, President Trump and Democratic leaders took turns this week asserting who the country would blame if there is a government shutdown. Though congressional leaders said talks will continue, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cancelled… Read more »

Senate leaders are still working on changes to the GOP tax bill, but key holdouts are falling in line in support of the effort and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) predicted earlier today that he will hold a final vote on the bill either tonight or Friday morning. In the meantime, senators continue to advocate… Read more »

Thank you to all those who have advocated on behalf of the association community to protect the tax treatment of association royalties in the Senate tax bill. The Senate is expected to vote on its tax plan this week, so now is the time to reach out to any Republican senators if you have concerns… Read more »

Mark your calendar to join ASAE Public Policy on Capitol Hill for the American Associations Day fly-in March 21-22 in Washington, DC. This is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals can meet with the staffs of members of Congress and advocate for association management issues. The event is open to any association professional or… Read more »

The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed to set the IRS budget for fiscal year 2018 at $11.1 billion, matching the funding level in the House bill passed earlier this year. As with previous budget allocations, the Senate Appropriations funding includes stipulations that the IRS cannot use funding to target certain groups for regulatory scrutiny –… Read more »

ASAE is collecting stories about how the taxation of royalty income would impact associations, with the goal of sharing those specific examples with Senate offices prior to next week’s expected floor vote. ASAE has been working to change a provision in the Senate tax bill that would subject royalty income derived from the licensing of… Read more »

The Senate is expected to vote on its tax plan next week, so now is the time to reach out to any Republican senators if you have concerns about how the bill treats associations and other tax-exempt organizations. Republicans cleared the first hurdle in the Senate late on Nov. 16 when the Finance Committee approved… Read more »