Member Dues 100 Percent Deductible

The IRS requires the Association to remind members that a small portion of your dues payments are not tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense if a portion of your dues payment covers lobbying activities.

For the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2019, the Association did not participate in activities that would require members to declare a portion of their member dues as non-deductible. Claim the full amount.

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 Vernon@FarmEquip.org or (314) 878-2304