|Since 2012, the national, fieldwide #InviteCongress effort has encouraged and empowered museums of all types and sizes to invite their federal, state, and local legislators and stakeholders in to the museum for a firsthand look at the powerful work of museums and museum professionals.
AAM’s How-To Guide makes it easy to get started today.
Don’t forget to let us know what #InviteCongress activities you are planning!
Did you forget to claim refundable tax credits from the IRS?
AAM continues to work to build bipartisan support for legislation (H.R. 6161/S.3625) to reinstate the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for the fourth quarter of 2021. If enacted, it would generate tens of millions of dollars for charitable nonprofits, including museums, across the country. Although Congress canceled the Employee Retention Tax Credit effective the end of September 2021, there is still time for eligible nonprofits, including museums, to claim this refundable tax credit that can offset employment taxes and generate refund payments. A recent National Council of Nonprofits article lays out the basics for claiming the Employee Retention Tax Credits for 2020 and 2021. It answers questions from nonprofits while sticking to plain-English discussion of a complex tax topic.
Contact Congress About the Civics Supports Democracy Act (H.R. 1814/S. 4384)
AAM is a member of the CivXNow Coalition and supports this bipartisan legislation that would provide $5 billion to fund K-12 history and civics education and programs over the next five years. If passed into law and fully funded, at least $200 million annually would go to “qualified nonprofit organizations,” such as museums, through competitive grants. Learn more about the act and contact Congress to ask them to support it.
Visit http://www.aam-us.org/advocacy to access all of AAM’s advocacy resources.