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March 2023 News

Power of Associations Awards Deadline is April 30

Just a reminder that applications are ASAE’s 2023 Power of Associations Awards are due by April 30. Associations are encouraged to apply and be recognized for their good works that benefit society. The Power of Associations Awards are offered in five categories: Community Support and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Read more

March 16, 2023|

Taxpayer Advocate Urges Congress to Reconsider IRS Funding Boost

The Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent arm of the IRS, said this week that the agency’s $80 billion funding boost authorized by Congress last year is too skewed toward enforcement and doesn’t address the needs of U.S. taxpayers. Of the $80 billion in additional IRS funding, enacted as part of Read more

March 16, 2023|

Global Meetings Industry Day is March 30

ASAE will join the annual worldwide recognition of Global Meetings Industry Day on March 30 to champion the benefits of professional meetings and events. GMID is powered by the U.S. Travel Association’s Meetings Mean Business coalition and spotlights the proven value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions Read more

March 16, 2023|

‘529’ Expansion Bill Reintroduced in Senate, House

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) this week reintroduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act, bipartisan legislation to allow Americans to use ‘529’ education savings accounts for skills training, credentialing and certification programs. Current law only permits Read more

March 16, 2023|

Manchin Calls for Bipartisan Deal on Debt Limit

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) today called for a bipartisan deal to raise the debt limit this spring to avoid a looming financial crisis. Congressional Republicans have been at loggerheads with Democrats and President Biden over raising the debt limit, with Republicans wanting major spending cuts included as part of any Read more

March 2, 2023|

Senate Finance Likely to Support Werfel as IRS Commissioner

The Senate Finance Committee is meeting today and is likely to support Daniel Werfel, President Biden’s pick to serve as IRS Commissioner, setting up a confirmation vote by the full Senate. During a confirmation hearing last month, Werfel defended the agency’s additional $80 billion in funding authorized in the Inflation Read more

March 2, 2023|

Lankford, Coons Introduce Bill to Expand Charitable Deduction

Sens. James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to expand and extend the expired non-itemized deduction for charitable giving. The bill, called The Charitable Act, would allow all taxpayers who do not itemize to claim a deduction of up to one-third of the value of Read more

March 2, 2023|

Ways and Means Approves Oversight Plan for 118th Congress

The House Ways and Means Committee this week passed an oversight plan for the 118th Congress on a party-line vote that includes aggressive scrutiny of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Biden administration’s tax agenda and the tax laws, regulations and filing requirements that affect tax-exempt organizations. Ways and Means Read more

March 2, 2023|