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September 2, 2016  •  

Ask the Experts!

James WarnerQ. My company has registered lobbyists and is a member of local and regional associations in numerous states. Are there any unique disclosure requirements due to these circumstances?

A. You should always consider a couple of different aspects of reporting with this type of relationship. First and most obvious, the dues you pay to a trade association may have to be disclosed on your lobbying disclosure report.  A trade association can engage in lobbying on behalf of its members, making a portion of your dues reportable as a lobbying expense.


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