The IRS requires the Association notify members if any portion of member companies’ dues are used for lobbying activities.
While staff monitors 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.
As we begin 2022, Association staff is tracking bills related to husbandry use, dealer relations, and right-to-repair. Watch this publication for developments.