Summary

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) is the leading voice for over 3,500 bowling centers across the nation. We represent and work to empower bowling proprietors as they work to innovate their business, serve their consumers, and lead in their communities.

BPAA, led by its Government Affairs Committee, represents the bowling industry’s interests at the federal and state level. At the federal level, we are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, health care, and small business. At the state level, we work with our state associations and are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, food and beverage, and gaming.

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team traveled to Washington D.C. in early October 2017 to meet with Members of Congress and senior level staff to discuss tax reform and how it affects BPAA and the bowling industry. From left to right: Bob Stubler (IL), Roger Nyquist (OR), Gary Forman (CA), Reggie Frederick (WA), Steve Wiemer (MO), and BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (KS).

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team meet with a senior level tax policy staffer in Washington D.C.

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BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (far left), along with the rest of the BPAA delegation, listens to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) at an event in Washington D.C.

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Reggie Frederick, owner of Chalet Bowl in Tacoma, WA, met with his U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) while in Washington, D.C. Rep. Kilmer visits Chalet Bowl with his family.

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Bloomberg Government Reports - No One’s Sure Who Qualifies for This $415 Billion Tax Deduction: “Congressional Republicans created a juicy new tax break for business owners when they rewrote the U.S. tax code late last year. Three months later, hundreds of thousands of U.S. employers still don’t know if they qualify.
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BPAA Federal Policy Update - March 12

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Tax Foundation: Tax Reform Isn’t Done (report also attached) - What will the federal tax code look like in eight years? It's never good when the tax code leaves taxpayers and businesses wondering.
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BPAA Federal Policy Update - February 23

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Bloomberg Government reports: The tax law created shorter depreciation periods for certain types of business property, but inadvertently created a longer depreciation period for retailers and restaurants.
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IRS 2nd quarter 2017-2018 guidance plan includes HR 1: “This second quarter update to the 2017-2018 plan reflects 29 additional projects, including those that have become near term priorities as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation enacted on December 22, 2017, as well as guidance we published (or released) during the period from October 13, 2017 through December 31, 2017
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Small business owners can expect tax relief now that reform is a reality.
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