2020-21 Membership Dues Invoice Addendum
Thank you for your continued support!
Voluntary Contribution - Support the Minuteman Fund
The Minuteman Fund helps ACEC National fight legislative and legal battles on the state level. It represents one of the most direct ways in which ACEC provides assistance to state member organizations, like ACEC Wisconsin, for local battles of national importance. It has been used successfully for a host of initiatives nationwide to defend our front-line business interests. With your support, we will continue to build up the Fund and use it aggressively.
How to Contribute
Additional contributions may be added to your dues payment. Simply note how to allocate your additional contributions. You may also contact us for a revised invoice showing your voluntary contributions.
Sponsorship is an excellent way to show your support for ACEC WI and highlight your firm. Discounts are available when creating your custom sponsorship package. Please see the Sponsorship page for details.
ACEC WI Bylaws provide: dues shall be paid within 30 days. Contributions or gifts to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin and the American Council of Engineering Companies are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. ACEC estimates the nondeductible portion of the 2020-21 national dues, that portion which is allocable to lobbying, is 30% and ACEC WI estimates its nondeductible portion of your 2020-21 state dues to be 34%. According to ACEC WI’s CPA firm, any voluntary check off contributions to the ACEC WI Government Affairs Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions, but 66% may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. In addition, any voluntary check off contribution to the ACEC Minuteman Fund, in the opinion of ACEC General Counsel, should not be considered eligible for a tax deduction as a business expense.
The ACEC Wisconsin and ACEC National annual dues/assessments are based on an index number, which is determined by the total number of personnel employed by the firm including all principals, engineers and support staff. The index number is determined in the spring each year based on the number of employees reported during the membership verification process. The index number is multiplied by the dues rate to determine the annual dues.or fiscal year 2020-21, ACEC WI dues are $567.11 per index number and ACEC dues/assessments are $393.12 per index number [$507 for single person firms].
The total annual dues obligation is not changed (up or down) during the year, even though the firm’s number of employees may change significantly. The one exception is that if a member firm’s circumstances change to such an extent that it becomes a financial hardship for the firm, there are provisions in the ACEC Bylaws and ACEC WI policies that allow the firm to petition for an interim dues adjustment. Application forms for a “hardship” request must be approved by both ACEC WI and ACEC.