Lawmakers are increasingly aware of the need to fix a provision in the new tax law that requires tax-exempt organizations to pay taxes on employee parking and transportation benefits. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced separate bills this week that would repeal the mandate requiring associations, charities, churches and other tax-exempt organizations… Read more »

For its efforts to foster a more educated and successful society, The Actuarial Foundation (TAF) has earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its Math Motivators Tutoring Program which provides free math tutoring to low-income middle and high school students who are paired with volunteer experts in the mathematical field. ASAE honored… Read more »

In order to proactively bring the association community together to combat the spread of  legislation impacting professional certification programs, ASAE and The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) have formed the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). The mission of the PCC is to inform the state legislative process about voluntary professional certification in the face of state legislative… Read more »

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced legislation July 25 to curb “pay-to-play” politics and strengthen lobbying disclosure laws. The bill would end the 20 percent threshold for lobbying registrations and would also require consultants who only provide “strategic advice in support of lobbying” to register. The bill would also prevent congressional… Read more »

House Republicans on July 24 unveiled a broad framework for the next phase of tax reform, which would make permanent tax cuts for individuals and small business owners that were enacted in last year’s tax law. Dubbed “Tax Reform 2.0,” the package has three distinct objectives: making the individual tax cuts permanent, promoting retirement savings,… Read more »