To bring about necessary change in our construction industry in the Carolinas, we must take a grassroots approach to make our voices heard. Carolinas AGC, AGC of America and ARTBA are working hard to watch our for the industry interests in local, state and national levels of government. The most powerful influence comes from the people in the industry itself though and we know that collective efforts and collective voices do affect legislation and regulations.

Please make yourself a part of a strong voice in the halls of legislatures by participating in our advocacy campaigns, contacting your elected officials and signing up for our legislative alerts.

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Support Critical Tax Relief

Some U.S. senators are causing a delay in consideration of the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, which passed the U.S. House on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. Each day of delay increases the disruption for construction firms struggling to file their taxes.

Among other things, the bill would:

  • Roll back a provision (R&D Expensing) that forces construction firms to amortize their research and development expenses over five years, rather than writing them off in the year they are incurred. This can include costs, including staff salaries for design/build project activities, developing and improving pre-fabrication methods and other ways to increase efficiency, performance, and reliability, and many other construction-related activities;
  • Reinstate full expensing for new and used business equipment (100% Bonus Depreciation) by allowing construction firms to fully deduct those expenses in the year the equipment is placed in service; and
  • Simplify tax preparation by increasing the threshold at which businesses have to issue certain informational tax returns (1099’s) to independent contractors, from $600 to $1000.

Tell your U.S. senators to pass H.R. 7024 - Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act - without delay.
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Don’t Let U.S. DOT Divert Road Funding

The Federal Highway Administration greenhouse gas rule would force states to spend their highway funds, meant for road and bridge construction, to pay for buses, Amtrak trains, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Tell the President and Congress to block this rule that will divert funds earmarked for transportation construction to non-construction purposes, jeopardizing YOUR projects, jobs, and state interests.

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