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- Be a part of the collective voice to promote and advocate for transit friendly legislation in South Carolina. Over the last year we have engaged a public relations firm to work with TASC on the development of a new message – a message that focuses on transit’s importance in connecting people to business and industry, job training and supporting economic development.
- Keep up to date on the latest news and legislation which could impact YOU. News on pending legislation that would require RTA’s to provide free transit to qualifying veterans, an anticipated AG ruling on the composition of RTA Boards and other actions at the state level that could impact YOU.
- Discount member rates to TASC events. Events include the TASC Annual Conference in February/March featuring many valuable training programs for all aspects of transit planning and operations, statewide Driver and Mechanics Roadeo, held in conjunction with the conference, providing recognition, networking and new, weekend training classes for those important members of our transit industry, and members-only training opportunities including a Maintenance Plan Workshop, which will send participants home with an FTA-compliant maintenance plan customized for their operation.
- Access to peer expertise in numerous areas. Peer networks include involvement with the SC Chamber of Commerce on behalf of transit statewide and developing a relationship with business leaders on behalf of transit through that channel; Periodic meetings with the leadership of SCDOT to advocate for transit’s place at the table in discussing infrastructure; A place at the table with the State Public and Human Services Transit Coordinating Council, which is studying alternate models for human service transportation coordination and brokerage.
Statement Regarding Tax Exempt Status and Deductibility of Dues/Contributions
The Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC) is a non-profit organization that promotes public transportation in South Carolina. TASC fosters common policies, requirements and educational efforts regarding public transportation. TASC offers technical support and training to its members by hosting seminars and an annual conference and trade show. The organization is committed to expanding and enhancing public transportation services throughout the state and advocates for transit-friendly legislation.
TASC is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(6) organization. The Internal Revenue Service has notified TASC that contributions to TASC are not deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, TASC has been advised that, notwithstanding that other amounts (rather than membership dues) are used to pay lobbying expenses, Section 6033(e) of the Internal Revenue Code requires lobbying expenses to be allocated first to dues and that the dues paid to TASC are not deductible as business expenses under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributors should be advised that their contributions and/or dues to TASC are NOT deductible.
If you have any questions regarding TASC’s Tax Exempt Status and the federal tax treatment of payments made to TASC, please contact TASC Director Terecia Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.