House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) yesterday announced the appointment of 10 new Democratic members to the committee. As the tax-writing committee in the House, Ways and Means has jurisdiction over many issues impacting the tax-exempt sector. Five of the 10 new Democrats on the committee – Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Rep…. Read more »

House Democrats introduced a massive government oversight package last Friday that among other things would require the IRS to issue rules clarifying the permitted political activities of 501(c)(4) groups. The House package, introduced as H.R. 1, includes numerous provisions Democrats have wanted to pass to limit the influence of so-called “dark money” in politics. Section… Read more »

Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich last Friday signed into law Senate Bill 255, which establishes a statewide policy on occupational regulations but was amended to address some concerns from the association community. ASAE commends the Professional Certification Commission (PCC) and some Ohio-based associations – in particular, the Ohio Society of Association Executives and the Ohio… Read more »

The ASAE Public Policy team would like to update our community on the key issues that we have been following: Tax Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) ASAE’s UBIT Coalition will continue to bring together associations and nonprofits to urge Congress to delay or repeal the 21 percent tax on parking and transportation benefits provided by… Read more »

ASAE is hosting a four-part online seminar series on strengthening your government relations program January 15-19, 2019. Whether you are new to association government relations or an experienced association professional interested in expanding your GR knowledge, this seminar series will provide you with the essential information you need to develop a proactive and strategic GR… Read more »

While the shutdown has paused action in Washington, the UBIT Coalition will continue to bring together associations and nonprofits to urge Congress to delay or repeal the 21 percent tax on parking and transportation benefits provided by nonprofit organizations. “While the interim guidance released by the Treasury Department last month provides associations some guidance in… Read more »

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue will require that nonprofit organizations re-apply for tax-exempt status every five years. Many associations have already received notices from the District as to this change. Eric Owens, Tax Senior at Tate & Tryon, advises tax-exempt organizations that if their Federal determination… Read more »

Today ASAE public policy staff were part of the opening day activities as the new Congress convened. We also met with new Members of Congress to share our Power of A messages: associations strengthen the U.S. and world, and America works best when we work together. They also met key supporters of associations and discussed… Read more »

ASAE is hosting a four-part online seminar series on strengthening your government relations program Jan. 15-19, 2019. Whether you are new to association government relations or an experienced association professional interested in expanding your GR knowledge, this seminar series will provide you with the essential information you need to develop a proactive and strategic GR… Read more »