The American Dental Association is pleased to announce that Congress has just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for 2014. ADA has worked hard to ensure passage of this bill, which will allow small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of capital investment in 2014. ADA members though ADA.org/Engage sent over 8,500 emails to Congress in the last month urging lawmakers to extend this important provision.
For tax or accounting reasons it may be beneficial to pre-pay your 2015 WSDA dues in full before January 1. To ensure dues are processed before the WSDA office closes for the holidayson December 24, log on and pay your dues online or call the Association office at 800-448-3368 and a staff member will be happy to assist in process dues over the phone.
In his more than two decades at the helm of the WSDA, Executive Director Steve Hardymon has been the catalyst for some of the Association’s most enduring and profitable ventures, has helped the WSDA grow from a largely unknown Association to one of the most highly regarded in the country, has galvanized leaders both within and outside of dentistry, and has gleefully cultivated the state’s “rogue nation” status within the ADA. Say what you will about Steve Hardymon, but he’s never been one to sit by and let the world happen around him.
On Friday, December 12th, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held a public meeting to discuss ongoing business. DQAC is currently in the process of reviewing several rule changes relating to dentists and other dental professionals.