State and Local Tax Deduction in U.S. House of Representatives | HOT 5

  • Published: November 6, 2017
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    PLUS…Hot 5’s HOT TIP | Plan Your Year

    PLUS…Key Dates This Week


    1. State and Local Tax Deduction in U.S. House of Representatives

    On October 26 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate’s budget resolution which contains an elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. While an exact timeline remains uncertain on the controversial legislation, House leadership is expected to pass the bill through the House of Representatives ahead of the Thanksgiving recess. This tax reform could have a major impact on counties if the legislation is adopted, so please be on the lookout for more details from the Association in the upcoming days. To read more on this legislation from NACo, click here.


    2. Autauga On Board

    The Autauga County Commission will officially join the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund, Inc. (LSIF) and the ACCA Liability-Property Program (LSIF-PP) this week. A long-time participant in the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund, Autauga County becomes the 58th county member of the LSIF and the 42nd county member of the LSIF-PP. Over the last five years, the LSIF has returned more than $9.1 million in refunds to its members. If your county is not a member, it is time to consider the benefits of being part of the funds. Please contact Henry van Arcken for more information.


    3. Juvenile Justice Task Force to Meet November 15

    The Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force is scheduled to meet on November 15 for a final vote on recommendations to be included in legislation for the 2018 Regular Session. The Association remains concerned about the possible financial and additional increase of burdens to counties that would result from the impending legislation. Judge David Money and the Association Staff continue to advocate against any recommendations that would result in unfunded mandates pushed down to the counties. Please contact Chase Cobb regarding any questions or comments you have regarding the upcoming task force meeting.



    4. Looking to the Future

    This week the Boards of Trustees for both ACCA self-insurance funds (Workers’ Compensation and Liability/Liability-Property) will consider the implementation of a new software system to enhance services to Alabama’s county governments. Among other advances, the system will allow for on-line reporting of claims and underwriting reports, more detailed analysis of the funds’ claims activities, and more efficient claims processing. Association staff will send detailed updates on the new software as they become available.


    5. New Leadership on Cover of County Commission

    The latest edition of County Commission magazine is hot off the press and features newly elected ACCA President Steve McKinnon on the cover. This issue spotlights county award winners, provides a legislative preview, gives tips on “staying in the game”, and much more! To download the October/November issue of County Commission magazine, click here.





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    Plan Out Your Year 

    The 2018 ACCA Year at a Glance Calendar was released this week and it is packed with useful classes and events to get in the game and stay in the game throughout 2018. Plan ahead for the 2018 Session, ACCA Annual Convention, and everything in between by downloading here.