Tax Deduction Notification
Federal law requires SEANC to provide all members with a written estimate of what portion of membership dues goes to lobbying and political expenses. The majority of dues paid by SEANC members who are current state employees is allowable as an “employee business expense” under federal income tax. However, the part of the dues that SEANC uses for political and lobbying purposes is not tax deductible. For the tax year 2013, the non-deductible political action/lobbying amount is $1.55 per month. The same federal law requires SEANC to give its members an estimate of 2013’s political action lobbying expenses that are paid from dues. The anticipated figure for the 2014tax year is $1.36 per month. Members are encouraged to consult a tax professional about individual tax returns and liability.