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Private Sector Membership Guidelines
To qualify for membership, Private Sector members must have primary responsibility for representing an organization or client(s) on tax issues to federal legislators, their staffs, and/or policymakers at the Department of Treasury including the Internal Revenue Service. Generally, a candidate must be an active tax lobbyist or active participant in the tax legislative process in Washington, DC, and spend more than 50% of her time on those issues. Private sector membership is generally limited to 2 persons per organization and is capped at 110 members. Private Sector members must attend 6 events per year. Dues are $100 per year.
Government Sector Membership Guidelines
To qualify for membership, Government Sector members must have primary responsibility for developing and/or advising on tax policy for a Member of the Ways and Means or Senate Finance Committee. A government member may also primarily work on tax policy for the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Joint Committee on Taxation, the House and Senate leadership offices, and/or certain legislative positions at the Department of Treasury including the Internal Revenue Service or other selected legislative or executive branch agencies. There is no cap on government sector membership. Government Sector members are strongly encouraged to attend 3 events per year. Dues are $50 per year.
Alumna Membership Guidelines
Any member from the private or government sector who has experienced a change in circumstance and who has been a member in good standing for a minimum of two years may seek Alumna status. Alumnae may return to active Private Sector membership with priority over new applicants. Alumna members may only attend 3 events per year, plus the Issues Forum. Dues are $55 per year.
All members who change employment should submit job change information as soon as possible using this form.
For Government Sector members leaving public service, interim membership privileges may be permitted while the request for Private Sector membership is pending. However, this privilege is not automatic; it may be granted at the Board’s discretion if the member timely submits this form and has been an active participant and paid dues for the preceding two years (or time on the Hill if shorter). If not granted, there may be a gap in membership privileges, and two sponsors are required on the application. See instructions below for sponsorship guidelines.
New applicants are encouraged to make themselves known to the members of Tax Coalition and the Membership Committee. An application may be deferred pending additional information to determine whether a candidate meets the membership criteria.
Consideration of applications can take time and waiting lists for private sector admission can occur due to the membership cap. Thank you for your patience.
Please list specific tax legislative experience *
Be as thorough as possible, listing legislative subject areas worked on, bill numbers, and staff names, wherever applicable.
Sponsor Eligibility: Members of the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee, the Senate Task Force, and Members of Congress may not sponsor an application. If in doubt, ask the potential sponsor if she serves in these capacities or contact a Membership Committee co-chair.
Please have your sponsors send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following or its equivalent: "I have reviewed this candidate's Tax Coalition eligibility. I know and am pleased to sponsor her, and to the best of my understanding she meets the membership requirements."