Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating Moving Expense Deduction

In early May, the Trump Administration released a broad tax reform outline that called for the dramatic reduction of corporate tax rates, reform to personal tax brackets, and the elimination of nearly every tax deduction utilized by American households, including the Moving Expense Tax Deduction. As a vital incentive for consumers of our industry, AMSA is working hard to preserve the deduction by meeting with Members of Congress to advocate for the deduction’s retention in any forthcoming tax reform package. We have reports that House lawmakers on the Ways and Means Committee are working to finish their version of a tax overhaul proposal this summer, although there is growing disagreement among members as to whether any tax savings will be used to fund a forthcoming infrastructure package. AMSA’s government affairs team is closely monitoring these developments to ensure we are well-positioned to advocate for our industry priorities in either draft. We have also partnered with the Employment Relocation Council (ERC) to update a detailed study on the deduction’s impact to taxpayers and businesses.

Bike Share Program Expanding From 50 To 1,000 Bikes In September — Good Day Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A city-wide bike share program that kicked off in Sacramento two weeks ago is now taking off. The new program promises to give commuters another cheap option to get around town. The concept is pick up a bike at one of many racks, and roll. But is Sacramento bike friendly enough for a bike…

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Ron Grant of Chipman Relocations honored in St. Louis

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The United Excellence in Sales award went to Ron Grant, Chipman Relocation & Logistics in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from high school, Ron (pictured left) was a marine, completing two 13-month tours. From there, he worked for a number of industries ranging from managing liquor stores to owning a fiberglass repair shop. When he followed his love of outdoors to Alaska, he also found his niche – a sales professional in the moving business. Ron eventually grew weary of the cold Alaska winters and moved back to the lower 48 states. He ventured away from the moving industry to sell chemicals, but he learned one simple fact about sales that has carried him to decades of success, “selling is about relationships, so get to know your customers personally.” The moving and storage business continued to tug at Ron and in 1987 he found a home at Chipman as a national account sales representative. Thirty years later, he is now going to retire as Chipman’s top producing sales person. To stay engaged and involved in the industry, he participates in organizations such as the Worldwide ERC, PRC and PNWRC. He is also a gracious and humble mentor to several Chipman colleagues and finds time to volunteer throughout the Portland community.

Livemint DHL launching robotics pilot in Tennessee

Livemint DHL launching robotics pilot in Tennessee warehousePost and ParcelThe pilot will test the robots’ ability to communicate with the picker and the warehouse management system, how it navigates the warehouse, and its overall versatility. Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics, added: “It’s especially gratifying to see the …DHL Supply Chain prepping life-science network for […]

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Property values are going up all over Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) – Property values are going up all over Colorado. Seven county assessors reported big increases on Tuesday. (credit: CBS) Adams County saw the biggest rise in value with homes going up by 40 percent from 2014. Boulder County was next at 35 percent. Elbert, Denver and Jefferson counties weren’t far behind. Assessors will…

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