Association Notice: Full Member Dues Deductible

The IRS requires the Association notify members if any portion of your companies’ membership dues are used for lobbying activities.

While staff members monitor both state and federal legislation, for our fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2021 the Association did not participate in activities that would require members to declare a portion of their member dues as non-deductible.

Members can claim the full amount of dues paid as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

Even in years when legislative issues have called for the Association to hire lobbyists or devote staff time to making elected leaders aware of members’ interests, the Association has neither endorsed nor contributed to the campaigns of candidates or any political action committees.

If you have questions about our lobbying work, contact Executive Vice President Vernon Schmidt at (314) 878-2304 or