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August 2022 – Public Policy Newsletter

Watch the State of the City Address, become a V3 employer, and more, all in our August 2022 Legislative Newsletter.
 
Share your thoughts on legislation and what issues we need to be focused on. Contact our Vice President of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, at: TDurkin@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.682.2111.

July 2022 – Public Policy Newsletter

Learn about a recent visit to our area by state and federal officials, register for State of the City, and more, all in our July 2022 Legislative Newsletter.
 
Share your thoughts on legislation and what issues we need to be focused on. Contact our Vice President of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, at: TDurkin@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.682.2111.

June 2022 – Public Policy Newsletter

The State Budget has been signed, new laws have taken effect, and our Public Policy Survey is out now. Check it out in our June 2022 Legislative Newsletter.
 
Share your thoughts on legislation and what issues we need to be focused on. Contact our Vice President of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, at: TDurkin@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.682.2111.

May 2022 – Public Policy Newsletter

Learn about the recent State of Virginia budget compromise, plus other state and local legislative news, in our May 2022 Legislative Newsletter.
 
Share your thoughts on legislation and what issues we need to be focused on. Contact our Vice President of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, at: TDurkin@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.682.2111.

April 2022 – Public Policy Newsletter

Hear about what went down at the recent reconvened legislative session, where things stand with Virginia’s stalled budget, plus other state and local legislative news, in our April 2022 Legislative Newsletter.
 
Share your thoughts on legislation and what issues we need to be focused on. Contact our Vice President of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, at: TDurkin@RoanokeChamber.org or 540.682.2111.

ACTION ALERT – Tax Deductibility for PPP Loans

Help your business and many small businesses survive tax conformity. To read more about tax conformity and how it could impact your business click here.
 
Thank you in advance for helping small businesses and all businesses improve their financial bottom line through this challenging time. Please use the language below when reaching out to our legislators by Monday, February 15th.
 
Dear _________,
 
When considering legislation relating to tax conformity, please support the approach taken in SB 1146, which provides tax deductibility of PPP loans up to $100,000.
 
Businesses, especially small ones, have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loans, as prescribed by the CARES Act, have provided many businesses their only lifeline to keep their doors open and their employees on payroll. A main benefit of PPP loans was their total tax deductibility at the federal level. Although it is discouraging that the Commonwealth isn’t going to allow total deductibility, a $100,000 threshold would provide much needed tax relief to most small businesses.
 
Many businesses, especially small ones, have a long way to go before they are anywhere near as successful as they were pre-pandemic. Strict regulation and dedication to health and safety measures have taken their toll, and you can send a strong message to business owners in Virginia’s Blue Ridge that you stand with them.
 
Thank you for your time and consideration, and please support a tax deductibility threshold of $100,000 for PPP loans when voting on tax conformity legislation.
 
Sincerely,
 
FIRST, LAST
BUSINESS (if applicable)
ADDRESS
 
You can find the email addresses for our regional delegation below:
 
Delegate Chris Head
 
Delegate Chris Hurst
 
Delegate Charles Poindexter
 
Delegate Terry Austin
 
Delegate Joe McNamara
 
Delegate Nick Rush
 
Delegate Sam Rasoul
 
Senator David Suetterlein
 
Senator John Edwards
 
Senator Stephen Newman