The House Appropriations Committee yesterday voted 28-20 to boost IRS funding to $11.6 billion for the 2019 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The $11.6 billion represents an increase of $186 million from the agency’s current funding level, with $77 million specifically tied to implementing the new tax law. The IRS requested about $400 million… Read more »

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is making no promises on whether the House can pass a compromise bill to protect more than 1 million young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Ryan and GOP leaders have tried to sell the compromise bill to conservatives and moderate Republicans, but conservative lawmakers are still trying… Read more »

The notice can be found on the House Education and Workforce website here.   While ASAE and other associations track a proliferation of state legislation that has posed a threat to voluntary certification programs, a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee has scheduled a hearing June 20 on occupational licensing and reducing barriers to employment…. Read more »

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) confirmed this week he expects to have another tax bill, dubbed “tax reform 2.0,” ready before the House breaks for the August recess. The White House and House leaders are interested in changes to the tax code that would serve as a follow-up to the tax law… Read more »

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 includes two new taxes that are concerning to association professionals, and in both cases, the Treasury Department and the IRS have not released the guidance necessary for associations to calculate the tax, despite estimated tax payments due this Friday (June 15). These issues are: • a new income… Read more »

ASAE recently announced the winners of the 2018 Power of A Awards, which recognize associations that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. ASAE is honoring 16 associations with a Power of A Gold Award this year, and 34 associations with a Power of A… Read more »

There’s still time to register for ASAE’s 2018 Government Relations Symposium June 11 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. At this year’s symposium, industry experts will explore issues and provide guidance on developing a proactive approach to meet your GR goals even during chaotic political times. The conference agenda provides… Read more »

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has indicated he may want to make some changes to the IRS overhaul bill (H.R. 5444) passed by the House in April. Hatch referred to the House legislation as a “welcome step forward” but has stopped short of endorsing every provision. Among many other changes, the House bill… Read more »

ASAE is still waiting for a response from the Treasury Department after delivering a sign-on letter last month from close to 200 tax-exempt organizations concerned about 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… Read more »

Missouri House Bill 1719, the Professional Employer Organization Act, was signed into law June 1 just prior to Governor Eric Greitens’ resignation. The bill’s signing was not unexpected as it was wrapped into an omnibus package that required passage prior to the Legislature ending its session. As previously reported in Inroads, ASAE believes this bill… Read more »