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2020 News

COVID Package is Out; 501(c)(6)s are In!

The long-awaited COVID relief package is finally here, and we have critical news to share: Many 501(c)(6) nonprofits are included in the Paycheck Protection Program! Here are new eligibility criteria: The organization does not receive more than 15 percent of receipts from lobbying (up from 10 percent); The lobbying activities do Read more

December 21, 2020|

ASAE Endorses ‘Healthy Workplace’ Tax Credit

ASAE this week joined the Clean Start Coalition in urging the incoming Biden administration to support the inclusion of a “healthy workplace” tax credit in the next COVID-19 stimulus package to protect the safety of workers, customers and the public. The coalition, comprised of more than 40 diverse industry groups, Read more

December 3, 2020|

ASAE Joins COVID Relief Now Coalition

As part of ongoing efforts to secure essential relief, ASAE recently joined the COVID Relief Now Coalition, a group of 300 major public and private-sector organizations focused on helping Congress pass pandemic relief legislation. Earlier this week, the coalition launched a new ad called “Economic Relief Can’t Wait” that urges Read more

December 3, 2020|

Associations Seek to Navigate UBIT and Virtual Trade Shows

Associations forced to transition in-person trade shows to virtual events as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are carefully consulting existing guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding virtual exhibit revenue and unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Longstanding congressional statute holds that revenue from traditional trade shows is Read more

September 24, 2020|

ASAE’s Op-Ed in The Hill Reinforces Urgency for COVID Relief

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, amplified ASAE’s calls on Congress to swiftly extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and provide relief for America’s associations during the months-long COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has enacted several sweeping rescue packages this year to assist Read more

September 10, 2020|

ASAE Announces 2020 Power of A Award Winners

ASAE today announced the winners of the 2020 Power of A Awards, created to bring attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. This year the committee received a total Read more

July 30, 2020|

ASAE Delivers COVID-19 Sign-On Letter to Congress

ASAE delivered a community sign-on letter to Congress this week, alongside 2,200 organizations, requesting assistance for nonprofit associations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.    ASAE and thousands of other organizations have urged Congress for months to grant nonprofit associations access to federal relief programs created to assist small businesses and industries struggling with payroll and other basic operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Congress specifically authorized financial assistance Read more

July 1, 2020|

ASAE Honors Three Sentinel Award Winners

For their support of the association community, ASAE presented Sentinel Awards this week to Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA), as well as Andrew Grossman, chief tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee. Last December, Spanberger and Wittman introduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Read more

June 18, 2020|

ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific COVID Relief

ASAE and nearly 3,000 associations across the country today called on Congress to provide additional aid for trade and professional associations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion bill that provides extraordinary relief for individuals, small businesses, corporations, hospitals, state and local Read more

April 2, 2020|

PA Government to Levy Tax on Membership Fees

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a sales and use tax ruling Jan. 31 clarifying that membership fees to join a professional association are taxable if the member receives tangible personal property in addition to non-taxable services in exchange for their dues payment. While the ruling acknowledges that a Read more

February 20, 2020|