Go to www.probeauty.org and click on “advocacy” and you’ll find out not only how your Professional Beauty Association is working on your behalf, but also how you can get involved. PBA engages with legislators at all levels of government on the issues that are most important to our industry.

Currently at the top of their agenda is a FICA tax credit for salons. “Salon owners are required to pay the employer’s share of the FICA taxes on tips paid to employees even though owners do not control the amount of tips paid, and do not get a share of the tips received. This legislation would give salon owners a tax credit for the FICA taxes paid on employees’ tipped income — putting the professional beauty industry on equal footing with the restaurant industry,” says the site. Other issues at the top are tip reporting, “last in first out” accounting, and MMA.

To receive The Washington Update, an e-newsletter designed to keep you informed on the latest legislative and regulatory news affecting the professional beauty industry, go to www.probeauty.org, click on Advocacy, then Government Affairs Update.

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