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AAF Government Report November 29, 2018

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Elections Bring Major Changes
A big transformation in power is coming to Capitol Hill in 2019, as the Democratic Party won control of the U.S. House of Representatives 234 seats to 201 ending complete Republican control of both Houses of Congress and the Presidency. The Republicans slightly increased their Senate majority from 51-49 to 53-47. Read More

AAF Government Report | October 2018

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The AAF protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities. Our nation-wide network monitors advertising-related legislation on local, state and federal levels. We put our members face-to-face with influential lawmakers while encouraging self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate of course. Read More

AAF Government Report | May 2018

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The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) has launched an industry-wide initiative to increase transparency and accountability around digital political ads, including new guidance for political advertisers and a “PoliticalAd” icon that will link to additional information on such ads. AAF is one of the supporting associations of the DAA. Read More

AAF Government Report | April 2018

2018 Legislative Reception

AAF Omaha and AAF Lincoln team up each year to host a Legislative Meet & Greet with Nebraska State Senators in the capitol of Lincoln to speak with state representatives about issues important to the advertising community. This year’s event was held on February 7th and featured a brief presentation from Ryan Horn, AAF Omaha Legislative Team Member, about the role advertising plays in cultivating a creative Nebraska, and Andy Roback the CEO of Flood Communications who talked about the role his television and radio stations play across the state of Nebraska in supporting young people in rural communities with interests in broadcasting and advertising. Read More

AAF Government Report | November 2017

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The U.S. Congress keeps moving ahead on comprehensive tax reform. The House has passed their version of reform and the Senate is currently debating their version with amendments being offered and voted on. Neither bill includes any limitations on the full current year deduction for advertising expenses as a normal and necessary business expense. This is very good news for consumers and the advertising industry. However, it is still possible that the advertising deduction issue could be raised before tax reform is finished. Read More

AAF Alert – Tax Reform Update | November 7, 2017

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The advertising industry must stay vigilant. I urge all AAF members to contact their Senators and urge them to oppose any effort to limit the full deduction for advertising expenses. If your Senator or Representative signed either the Boozman-Baldwin or Engel-Yoder letters I encourage you to contact their offices and thank them for supporting the advertising industry. These elected officials took a stand on our industry’s behalf and their support should be acknowledged. Read More

AAF Government Report | October 2017

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, plans to release comprehensive tax reform legislation on Wednesday, November 1. According to the previously released United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 20% and many special exclusions and deductions will be repealed or restricted. The Chairman has not said which deductions would be limited, or more specifically, whether the advertising deduction will be targeted. Read More

AAF National Legislative Alert Urgent – Advertising Deductibility

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Time is getting short. The time for you to act is now! Congressional tax writers are discussing the specifics of the tax reform bill “ including a possible tax on advertising” this week.  If your Representative is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, or one of your Senators is on the Finance Committee, I implore you to contact them now and urge them to oppose any effort to change the tax status of advertising.  Read More

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