ASAE Files Response in Lobby Tax Case.
As part of its petition to get the Supreme Court to hear the case, ASAE ASAE American Society of Association Executives
ASAE American Society of Agricultural Engineers (Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems)
ASAE Alkali-Sulfite-Anthraquinone-Ethanol filed a response countering the U.S. government's assertions that the lobby tax is constitutional as it applies to association lobbying. ASAE reiterated its concern that while it may be constitutional for the government to remove a tax deduction Tax deduction
An expense that a taxpayer is allowed to deduct from taxable income.
See deduction. for lobbying, it is not constitutional to disproportionately dis·pro·por·tion·ate
Out of proportion, as in size, shape, or amount.
dispro·por punish pun·ish
v. pun·ished, pun·ish·ing, pun·ish·es
1. To subject to a penalty for an offense, sin, or fault.
2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
3. association lobbying activities.
The justices will meet to determine whether to accept the appeal, and may make a decision before June 30.