Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), key Republican Senate leaders on the Budget Committee, appear to have reached an agreement on a budget resolution that would allow for tax cuts over a 10 year period. The budget resolution is a critical piece necessary to unlock reconciliation rules to pass tax reform on a simple majority. According to The Hill, the resolution will call… Read more »

Discussions are ongoing between the administration and Congress on how to reform the tax code. Republican leadership in Congress and the White House plan to release a tax reform framework next week. The contents of the framework and to what extent it will focus on policy remains to be seen. Business leaders and lawmakers are hoping this will… Read more »

The IRS has proposed obscuring employee social security numbers on the W-2 form. A public comment period will be open until December 18. In the proposal the first five digits would be obscured or replaced with a symbol. The final four digits will remain clear.   The goal of the change is to protect employees from identify theft…. Read more »

Houston Association of Realtors offers hurricane relief after Harvey “The Houston Association of Realtors has dedicated a portion of their website to help people find temporary shelter. This database allows agents, sustained homeowners, landlords and property managers to post available living arrangements on a temporary basis (ranging from one to 12 weeks).”   Texas Country… 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 »

On Tuesday the Supreme Court put on hold a ruling from a federal appeals court that would have permitted refugees who have a contractual agreement with a resettlement organization to still enter the U.S. The administration asked the Supreme Court to stay the decision by the lower courts on refugees. The administration did not challenge… Read more »

On Tuesday ASAE sent a letter to Congressional leadership imploring them to take action to ensure that individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, are able to work and study and contribute to society without the threat of deportation. ASAE is concerned ending the program would have serious repercussions… Read more »

As we reported last week, President Trump reached a deal with Democrats to raise the debt limit and fund the government for three months. An agreement was reached in part due the critical need for relief aid in the area impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Congress has now turned to continuing the appropriations process and tax… Read more »

ASAE is among the many organizations that have donated funds to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean in the aftermath of two serious hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. Associations often come to the aid of communities in need, and this is no different. According to the Center for… Read more »

As a reminder to association leaders, comments on possible changes to the overtime rule are due to the Department of Labor by Sept. 25. The overtime rule has been identified as a major area of concern for nonprofit employers. ASAE has already submitted its comments to DOL, and has drafted model comments that other associations… Read more »