The State Department is now requiring visa applicants to submit information about their social media accounts as part of a more extensive screening process that will affect about 15 million foreigners seeking to enter the United States each year. The new requirement, which went into effect last Friday, applies to virtually all applicants for immigrant… Read more »

ASAE will host a free half-day program June 12 in Washington, DC, to help association professionals understand the evolving landscape for association health plans (AHPs). The program, sponsored by ASAE Business Solutions and The Coalition to Protect and Promote AHPs, will take place at the ASAE Conference Center June 12 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET…. Read more »

A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service suggests the effects of the 2017 GOP tax law have been minimal. The massive tax overhaul ushered through at the end of 2017 was touted by President Trump this month as “rocket fuel for the American economy,” but the CRS reported last week that in 2018,… Read more »

House Democrats have reportedly come up with a draft tax extenders package that would roll back the 2017 tax law’s estate tax parameters and expand both the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. The draft tracks with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal’s (D-MA) stated preference to… Read more »

Associations and other nonprofit groups are closely tracking activity in state legislatures across the country to impose a state sales tax for online purchases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision last year. The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair throws out the previous “physical presence” threshold for when sellers… Read more »