The IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its Empower a Billion Lives initiative, a global competition fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access to the three billion people living in energy poverty, including 1.1 billion people without any access to electricity. ASAE honored the program that was… Read more »

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig announced this week that Tamera Ripperda will lead the agency’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division. The TE/GE division is responsible for oversight of the tax-exempt sector. Ripperda is a long-time IRS official, most recently heading up the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed division and helping oversee the IRS implementation… Read more »

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The Senate approved a two-year budget deal this afternoon, lifting the debt ceiling for two years and reducing the risk of another government shutdown. The bill already passed the House last week, so today’s 67-28 vote in the Senate will send the measure to President Trump, who is expected to sign it despite complaints from… Read more »

On July 31, The Professional Certification Coalition (PCC) sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) to announce the PCC’s support for S. 379, federal legislation to allow beneficiaries to use 529 plan funds to cover expenses associated with obtaining a post-secondary credential. By enabling individuals… Read more »

The Department of Labor announced a final rule this week that makes it easier for small businesses that belong to the same trade association to offer retirement plans to their employees. Under the DOL rule, Association Retirement Plans (ARPs) could be offered by associations of employers in the same city, county, state or metropolitan area,… Read more »