Treasury officials announced this week that the IRS will no longer require tax-exempt organizations other than charities to disclose information about their donors as part of their annual returns. Congress in the 1960s directed the IRS to collect donor information from 501(c)(3) charities that accept tax-deductible contributions. The policy provided the IRS information that could… Read more »

For its efforts to enrich lives and create a better society, the American Counseling Association (ACA) earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its Competencies for LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling initiative. The program provides free online learning modules to school counselors and other youth-serving professionals to help them better understand the experiences and world… Read more »

The House Ways and Means Committee today continued its markup of various health care-related tax bills that are “aimed at expanding consumer-directed health care and lowering premiums.” Yesterday the committee approved three bills that would expand access and use of health savings accounts (HSAs) to cover needed services. One bill (H.R. 6301), sponsored by Reps…. Read more »

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comment on the latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports implemented by the Trump administration. Business leaders are concerned that the trade tariff policies implemented by the Trump administration are likely to trigger a global trade war that will hit U.S. industries and consumers hard. The… Read more »

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announced recently it plans to be among the first business groups to take advantage of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule expanding association health plans (AHPs). The Las Vegas chamber hopes to start an AHP for Nevada small businesses and sole proprietors by Sept. 1, according to… Read more »