ASAE will honor six associations with the 2019 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The winners will be formally recognized at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner Oct. 2, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The winners were selected by the Power of… Read more »

The task forces set up last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to study what to do about dozens of expired tax breaks are now hoping to wrap up their work by the end of July. Grassley had initially said the task forces would report their… Read more »

The White House is urging Congress to reach a budget deal and increase the debt ceiling before the August recess, based on recent projections that the Treasury Department is running out of funds faster than previously forecasted. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Republican leaders Wednesday and spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this… Read more »

Senate Finance ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig this week seeking more information about the agency’s decision last year to scrap donor disclosure rules for certain tax-exempt organizations. Among other things, Wyden and Casey want to know why the IRS’s Criminal Investigations office… Read more »

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson will retire at the end of July after 18 years as its chief and said last week that she is forming a nonprofit outside of the government to continue to champion taxpayers’ rights. Olson spoke candidly June 21 in a tax forum hosted by New York University School of Professional… Read more »