Tag Archives: Legislative

Free Money! Are you paying attention?

One month down, 11 to go. Is your company planning to take full advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation and enhanced Section 179 expensing in 2011? Is your business purchasing equipment and writing off your investment at a faster rate? Are you informing your potential customers that they can use this great incentive to purchase equipment […]

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

Major Impact on the Electronics Industry: SEC Publishes Draft Rule Requiring Source Reporting for Gold, Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten in Manufactured Products

On Wednesday, December 15th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted unanimously to approve publication of a proposed rule implementing the conflict metals provisions in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Under the Dodd-Frank law, companies whose manufactured goods contain metals refined from the minerals columbite-tantalite (coltan and tantalum), cassiterite (tin), gold, wolframite (tungsten), are […]

IPC Summit on American Competitiveness Rescheduled

Due to a change in the 2011 legislative Congressional Calendar we are rescheduling Capitol Hill Day and the Summit on American Competitiveness.  Under the new legislative calendar, representatives will spend significantly less time in Washington and more time in their home districts. Please contact Ron Chamrin, IPC manager of government relations, at ronchamrin@ipc.org or +1 […]

Research and Development Tax Credit Extension Passes U.S. Senate

On March 10 the U.S. Senate passed by vote of 62 to 36 “The American Workers, State, and Business Tax Relief Act” (H.R. 4213) that includes a seamless one year extension of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit through the end of December 31, 2010. IPC, and fellow members of the R&D Credit Coalition, […]


Net operating loss (NOL) relief, an IPC 2009 legislative goal, became a reality for electronics companies when the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (H.R. 3548) was signed into law Friday. The NOL relief provision in the bill expands the NOL refund eligibility to medium- and large-sized companies that were previously excluded from […]

Solar Technology Roadmap Act Passed by U.S. House of Representatives

It appears that Arizona was the epicenter for all things solar Thursday.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Solar Technology Roadmap Act” which is sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords representing Arizona’s eight district. This action by Congress occurred just one hour after the “Outlook for the Solar Market” presentation during the IPC Executive Industry Summit […]

Members of Congress Listen to IPC Members and Pledge Their Support of Important Legislation

As a result of member lobbying during IPC Capitol Hill Day last month, three members of Congress have recently pledged their support of a H.R. 422, a permanent research and development (R&D) tax credit bill. IPC members were also successful in advocating the importance of expanding Net Operating Loss (NOL) tax relief to companies of all sizes and extending NOL relief to 2009.

Write a letter to your member of Congress in support of these important issues! By taking action, you can influence your legislators on issues that benefit your business and the industry. Sample letters on a permanent R&D tax credit and NOL relief are posted on http://www.ipc.org/R&DCredit and http://www.ipc.org/net-operating-loss.