Lawmakers negotiate end-of-year tax package
The AVMA has been working to ensure that tax breaks beneficial to veterinary medicine are included in the end-of-the-year $650 billion tax package…
Small Business Tax Relief Act
This legislation enhances Section 179 of the IRS tax code.
Eliminating the Hidden Student Loan Tax Act
This legislation would end the practice of charging origination fees on all Direct Loans
California passes budget without tax on veterinary
The state of California has dropped the idea of taxing veterinary services, at least in the near term.
California considers tax on veterinary services
Only three states tax veterinary services, but other states might consider doing so
Charities see downside of probable estate tax changes
Alterations to the federal estate tax are coming, but the nature and timing of the changes are still up in the air.
Bill would lift tax on veterinary student loan repayment program
Bipartisan legislation exempting the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program from a federal tax is back before Congress.
Stimulus plans affect small businesses in terms of credit, taxes, health insurance
Federal initiatives to stimulate the economy could mean more credit and less in taxes for small businesses.
2010 is time to take a second look at health savings accounts
Higher maximum contributions for 2010 mean health savings accounts offer greater tax benefits than ever before. The increasing
State Legislative Update May 2015
State Legislative Update for May 2015
Why is Congress letting rural communities go without veterinary care?
If you went on National Journal’s or Roll Call’s websites this month, you would have seen the latest AVMA advertisements promoting an important…
April 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Veterinary involvement key to White House’s plan to fight antibiotic resistance
Student Loan Interest Deduction Act
This legislation would expand the student loan interest deduction
Revised IRS audit guide for veterinary practices available
After two years of collaborative work between the Internal Revenue Service and the AVMA, a revised version of the Veterinary Audit
USDA awards $4.5M for food animal, public practice
The Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 6 that it will offer awards totaling more than $4.5 million to 49 veterinarians toward
49 veterinarians will soon serve in shortage areas around the country
Forty-nine veterinarians will soon be serving in rural communities across 26 states thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent announcement…
August 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
The alleged Fairness to Pet Owners Act reared its head again on July 24 when Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) reintroduced the bill in the U.S. House.
Congressional session in review
Several AVMA-supported bills promoting animal health and welfare and advancing the veterinary profession were passed in the previous
Calling on Congress
Nearly 70 veterinary students lobbied members of Congress in early March for a legislative remedy to skyrocketing student loan debt
Veterinary programs fare well in fiscal 2016 spending package
The AVMA’s priorities were well represented in the $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 omnibus bill that Congress finally agreed upon and will vote on this…
February 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Congress busy working on budget issues; Loan repayment enhancement act reintroduced
Veterinarian-turned-politician hopes to bring science to the Hill
U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (left) met with veterinary industry and AVMA representatives March 13 at a meet-and-greet breakfast hosted
Animal welfare, advocacy among conference workshop topics
AVMA staff members explained why the profession needs representation in government and how animal welfare policy is formed.
A look back at the first session of the 114th Congress
This year, Congress has been dealing with some pretty tough issues, from the threat of ISIS to gun control and battling avian flu. Though our issues…
State Legislative Update February 2015
State Legislative Update for February 2015