President Trump’s executive action last weekend to defer collection of payroll taxes forces employers, including associations, to make some difficult choices in the weeks ahead. Trump’s executive order defers payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through the end of December, meaning companies have just weeks to figure out whether the order is mandatory and modify payroll… Read more »

Talks on a new COVID-19 relief package have gone nowhere on Capitol Hill this week, leading to speculation that a deal won’t be reached before September at the earliest. The vast majority of senators headed home last week and the House is in recess until Sept. 14, with attention shifting for the next two weeks… Read more »

ASAE will host the Virtual Summit Awards on Sept. 30 to celebrate the 2020 Power of A Summit Award winners and the collective Power of Associations to effect positive change in society worldwide. This year’s Summit Award winners are: American Council of Life Insurers; American Geophysical Union; American Public Power Association; Coin Laundry Association; Healthcare… Read more »

Given the time sensitivity associations will face should Congress expand eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include 501(c)(6) organizations, ASAE is hosting a virtual session Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. ET to help prospective PPP applicants understand the PPP loan application process and requirements. The program, titled “Applying to the Paycheck Protection Program:… Read more »

ASAE continues to press Congress to support an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include 501(c)(6) associations in the new COVID-19 relief package currently being negotiated. Democratic leaders and White House officials are reportedly far apart on the size and scope of the package, but there are also developments since last week’s introduction… Read more »