As many of you will recall, 2017 was the last year where Union dues were able to be treated as a deductible business expense on Federal tax returns for those who itemized. Subsequent to the federal tax law change, a number of Members elected to pay their annual 2018 dues in 2017. Once those payments were received, the monthly dues check-off process was suspended for those individuals for the 2018 calendar year. As of February 1, 2019, Dues Check Off (DCO) will automatically be reinstated for those individuals. Dues deducted from your mid-February 2019 paycheck covers your January 2019 dues obligation.
In addition, there were approximately one hundred (100) Members who prematurely stopped their dues payments in 2017 and as a result, owe past dues. For these individuals, effective January 1, 2019, their DCOs were restarted to bring those Members’ dues current.
If you have additional questions regarding your dues obligation, please contact Membership Services at the International Office at 800 424 2401 X707.