The U.S. Senate Finance Committee working group charged with examining the business income tax code released its report Wednesday with recommendations for reforms. It contained no mention of altering credit unions’ tax status in any way.
Under the headline "Credit Unions, Taxes, and Dishonest Bankers," Ryan Ellis wrote in Forbes that banks' attacks on the credit union tax status aren't "about fairness, or tax reform, or even good public policy."
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.