AAMFT Dues Tax Information

Notice to U.S. Members with membership expiration dates 12/31/2021 or later

Association dues may be deductible as a business expense. However, IRS regulations limit the deduction based on the association's lobbying expenses. Up to 91% of your association dues may be deductible as a business expense. Payments to any AAMFT Interest Network are included in this percentage. If you paid fees to any AAMFT Independent Affiliate, contact that Independent Affiliate to determine the percentage that may be deductible as a business expense. We strongly recommend that you consult with your tax adviser to determine how much of your association dues may be deductible as a business expense.

Contributions:

Research and Education Foundation:

According to IRS Regulations, contributions to the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution. To learn more about the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, visit www.aamftfoundation.org.  

Practice Protection Fund (PPF)

The Practice Protection Fund is a fund established and maintained by AAMFT. The purpose of the AAMFT Practice Protection Fund is to pay for items related to serious threats to the profession; for major initiatives, particularly concerning threats to the MFT scope of practice; and for opportunities to advance the practice and scope of practice. To learn more about the PPF, please go to www.aamft.org/ppf . Payments to the AAMFT Practice Protection Fund may be deductible as a business expense. However, IRS regulations limit the deduction based on the association’s lobbying expenses. Contributions to the AAMFT Practice Protection Fund are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes. Consult your tax adviser regarding issues with tax deductions.

Political Action Committee (AAMFT-PAC):

AAMFT-PAC is a political action committee established by AAMFT to support federal candidates for elected office based upon factors concerning candidates' support for policies that could assist the MFT profession. Only AAMFT members or their families who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may contribute. Contributions must be from personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations and associations cannot be accepted and will be returned. All contributions are voluntary, and you have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Any guidelines for contributing to the AAMFT-PAC are merely suggestions, and an individual is free to contribute more or less than the suggested amount. AAMFT will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution or their decision not to contribute. Federal law requires AAMFT-PAC to report name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Contributions to the AAMFT-PAC are not tax deductible.

Tax Information for Non-U.S. Members:

Please contact your country's tax regulation board to determine what percentage of your dues may be tax-deductible.

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