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State Dealer Protection Laws: Set the Bar

State Dealer Protection Laws: Set the Bar New Hampshire’s Equipment Dealers, led by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association (NEDA), have spent over four years fighting for a fair and equitable dealer protection law. We encourage members all across North America to support NEDA and its fight for fair and equitable

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not increased its maximum penalties since 1990, but that likely will change in dramatic fashion next year. A bipartisan provision in the budget agreement negotiated in the House and Senate

H2-B Help Is Needed Today

H2-B Help Is Needed Today A bipartisan group of Senators are circulating two helpful H-2B letters and we need your help to ensure that as many Senators as possible sign the attached letters.  The first letter being spearheaded by Senators Burr (R-NC) and Mikulski (D-MD) will be sent to the Secretary of

House to vote on full repeal of Estate Tax for first time in a decade

House to vote on full repeal of Estate Tax for first time in a decade The House has scheduled a floor vote tomorrow, April 15, for H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. This will be the first time in 10 years that Congress has considered legislation to fully

Obama likely to veto rollback of NLRB union rules

Obama likely to veto rollback of NLRB union rules The House is poised to send President Barack Obama legislation rolling back a National Labor Relations Board rule intended to make it easier for workers to form unions, setting the stage for another presidential veto. “If the NLRB’s updated rules do,

Senators bring back online sales tax bill

Senators bring back online sales tax bill A bipartisan group of senators is taking another crack at online sales tax legislation. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) rolled out the Marketplace Fairness Act on Tuesday, which would give

President Obama signs HR 5771 with expanded Section 179 limits for 2014

2014 Deduction Limit = $500,000. This is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. This limit is only good for 2014, and the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service by the end of the day, 12/31/2014. 2014 Limit on equipment purchases = $2,000,000. This

US House Votes to Increase Sec. 179 Limits

The House voted 272-144 to revive Sec. 179 provisions that lapsed at the end of 2013. The new measure would have no expiration date. Current Sec. 179 Law Under current law, businesses can get immediate write-offs, without spreading deductions over several years, on purchases of up to $25,000. The benefit is