Data indicating that Americans are getting smaller tax refunds this year has triggered fresh criticism of the 2017 tax overhaul engineered by congressional Republicans. Early reports from the IRS show the average refund is 8.7 percent smaller than the same period last year. The Treasury Department said initial news reports on the refund statistics were… Read more »

The Power of A is celebrating its 10th year sharing with the world how associations strengthen America and the world. Please take a moment and click these four links to help show those you know how associations make a positive impact on society. Click the share arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the video… Read more »

ASAE will host a program April 1 from 3-5 p.m. to examine how association government relations professionals plan and execute a successful legislative fly-in to take their organizations’ advocacy messages directly to elected officials. The program, supported by ASAE’s Power of A program and the Government Relations Section Council, is part of ASAE’s Government Relations… Read more »

House Democrats used a Feb. 13 Ways and Means subcommittee hearing to point out flaws in the 2017 tax law, including the smaller refunds many taxpayers are receiving this year. The hearing was part of House Democrats’ efforts to reexamine provisions in the sweeping tax law championed by congressional Republicans and President Trump. Republicans countered… Read more »

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) introduced a bill today to repeal a 21 percent tax on the value of so-called fringe benefits – such as free parking or mass transit assistance – that nonprofits provide to employees. ASAE and the UBIT Coalition have had numerous meetings on Capitol Hill this year urging lawmakers to… Read more »