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Tax Extenders Legislation Clears Congress: Several Key Tax Credits Reinstated Through 2014

On Tuesday night, December 16, the Senate approved legislation sent from the House that extends the life of a number of tax breaks through tax year 2014. Included in the package are a number of credits important to fleets, of which are outlined below.   Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit - $.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit for compressed natural gas and propane when used as a vehicle fuel. Biodiesel Production and Blending Tax Credit – Qualified biodiesel producers or blenders  are eligible for an income tax credit of $1.00 per gallon of pure biodiesel or renewable diesel produced or used in the blending process. Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit – A 30 percent credit for installing vehicle refueling property for alternative fuel, such as pumps for ethanol or liquefied natural gas. Bonus Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), commonly referred to as Bonus Depreciation – allows extra depreciation to be taken for 50 percent of a truck’s purchase price, with an extra bonus depreciation deduction of up to $8,000 for automobiles, light trucks, vans, and SUVs. President Obama is expected to sign the tax extenders legislation within days. As mentioned, the measure is only applicable to the 2014 tax year, which means the credits will not be renewed for tax year 2015 unless the new Congress takes the matter up again. NAFA will continue to monitor these events to keep you informed of current and upcoming legislative movements. click here Tax Extenders Legislation Clears Congress: Several Key Tax Credits Reinstated Through 2014


Call For Presentations: Be A Part Of NAFA’s 2015 Webinar Series

NAFA is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for NAFA’s 2015 Webinar Series. These in-office seminars focus on the most current industry topics and trends delivered by fleet industry experts. If you would like to suggest a topic and speaker to be included in the upcoming webinar series, please complete the Call for Presentations Response Form, which you can find by clicking here, and return by January 10, 2015. A fact sheet providing details on the webinars can be found on the reverse of the pledge form. We are also pleased to announce a sponsorship program for the webinars. When you submit a program, you have the option to sponsor it which provides the opportunity to have your company information included in all announcements and publicity associated with that webinar. Additional information on the sponsorship program can be found on the fact sheet. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact NAFA's Director of Professional Development Kate Vigneau, CAFM, for further information at kvigneau@nafa.org. click here Call For Presentations: Be A Part Of NAFA’s 2015 Webinar Series


NAFA Has Issued Request For Proposal For Certification Program Review

NAFA Fleet Management Association has issued an RFP for a review of NAFA's certification program. Education is key to every activity NAFA pursues. We offer seminars and webinars on fleet-related topics on a monthly basis. These can be offered for specific Chapters, specialty interest groups or on a national level. In addition, we offer the only industry certification program which receives University credit – The Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and Certified Automotive Fleet Supervisor (CAFS) certifications. At this time we are planning significant growth to our certification programs and would like to partner with specialists to conduct a program review and assist us in several specific projects identified within this document. To download this RFP, click here NAFA Has Issued Request For Proposal For Certification Program Review


NAFA’s FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First Into Winter Weather

In the November/December issue of FLEETSolutions magazine, now available to NAFA membership, the article “Preparing For Precipitation” speaks with fleet professionals who faced the unusually active 2013-2014 winter season, and took on lessons gained from the experience. The article, part of an ongoing series for the magazine dealing with recognizing and averting crises in fleet, brings insight to the topic, thanks to perspectives from fleet pros and NAFA members who dealt with the elements firsthand. click here NAFA’s FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First Into Winter Weather


Michael Cole Named NAFA’s Vice President For Canada

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) is proud to announce Michael Cole, Team Lead, Strategic, for the Government of Ontario Fleet Management Center, has been named the Association’s new Vice President for Canada and Northern Region Trustee effective immediately. Cole, who joined NAFA in 2007, has been active within the Association as Chair of the Ontario Chapter. He replaces Pedro Miranda, who announced in early-October that he would not be involved in fleet moving forward. click here Michael Cole Named NAFA’s Vice President For Canada


NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Passes Important Milestone

NAFA Fleet Management Association and CALSTART have reached a significant milestone in development of the Sustainable Fleet Standard Program tool, with the conclusion of first-wave beta testing and delivery of data from Charter Members. 40 Charter Member organizations have recognized the benefits of what a truly sustainable fleet can be, and are helping to create a solution that guides conscientious organizations to the process for replicating it. The resulting Sustainable Fleet Standard tool, tentatively projected to be released in the first quarter of 2015, will signify a revolutionary step in how fleets define and adhere to sustainable practices. click here NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Passes Important Milestone


NAFA Thanks Corporate Sponsors For Contributions To 2014 International Fleet Academy

NAFA Fleet Management Association extended thanks to the generous sponsors who have partnered with the Association for the 2014 International Fleet Academy, November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Their sponsorship helps fund the provisions that will make the IFA the premier networking opportunity of the fall season. click here NAFA Thanks Corporate Sponsors For Contributions To 2014 International Fleet Academy


NAFA Thanks Charter Member Organizations For Participation With Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Testing

“These Charter Member organizations have stepped up to help NAFA and CALSTART create and truly prove this tool,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Some of the most prestigious fleets in North America have seen the value of this program, how it can hone the practices and actions required to be a sustainable fleet, and have said, ‘Yes, we must be an integral part of this process.’ NAFA wanted to take the opportunity to recognize them and their commitment. They exemplify the innovative spirit and excellence within the fleet profession.” click here NAFA Thanks Charter Member Organizations For Participation With Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Testing


NAFA States Congress Must Develop Long-Term Fix To Highway Trust Fund Issue

The U.S. Congress recently passed a short-term fix to provide funding for the Highway Trust Fund, but their work is not done yet, according to NAFA Fleet Management Association. “Congress must develop a long-term solution to this significant issue that has been plaguing the United States for more than a decade,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “We applaud Congress for taking action to provide a short-term patch, but they have once again kicked the can down the road and have not resolved the root issue.” NAFA will monitor this situation, and will continue to make the position of fleet professionals known to legislators until a satisfactory conclusion has been reached. click here NAFA States Congress Must Develop Long-Term Fix To Highway Trust Fund Issue




 


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