MBFA Letter to Senate Finance Chairman Hatch

The Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition submitted a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other members of the Senate Finance Committee to show its appreciation for protecting the underlying tax exempt status on municipal bonds, including private activity bonds (PABs). However, the Coalition strongly objected to the inclusion to deny tax…
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What are Private Activity Bonds?

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MBFA Letter to the Senate and House Leaders

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House Releases Tax Reform Legislation

Today, the House Committee on Ways and Means released its much anticipated tax reform package – “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. The legislation maintains the tax-exemption for municipal bonds, while slashing rates for both individuals and corporations.   The release can be found here. Highlights from the bill, include: The bill consolidates personal rates, maintaining the…
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Tax Reform: What it means for Main Street, Wall Street, and K Street

Webinar Details What: A webinar presentation on the political and economic dynamics of tax reform and infrastructure and how prospective changes could impact municipal bond markets A recording of the September 21st webinar can be viewed by clicking the button below: As tax reform discussions persist in Washington with little to no detail, Congress and…
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MBFA Chair Contributes Op-Ed in The Hill

Today, Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, S.C., and Chair of the Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition, contributed an op-ed in The Hill, which can be read here. The article focuses on how those faced with the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can look to the traditional bond market to rebuild stronger, smarter…
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MBFA Submits Comment Letter on the Proposed IRS Political Subdivision Rule

On August 7th, the MBFA submitted a comment letter on the IRS’ proposed political subdivision rule, which is currently being reviewed per the requirements of Executive Order 13789 that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to review temporary, proposed, or final IRS regulations issued between January 1, 2016, and April 21, 2017 — the date…
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MBFA Submits Comment Letter to SFC Chair Hatch on Tax Reform

On Monday, July 17th, the MBFA Coalition submitted its comment letter and policy recommendations in response to Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) request for expert and stakeholder input on tax reform. The MBFA’s letter was endorsed by local Utah leaders including Mayor Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County) and Amy Rowland (Utah Director – National Development Council).

Muni Bonds 201 Seminar Recap

 MBFA Hosts Muni Bonds Education Seminar & Fly-in With Congress and White House   On Wednesday, June 7th, the MBFA Coalition held a “201” seminar on Capitol Hill for congressional staff and interested parties on the importance of preserving the tax-exemption for municipal bonds. Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of…
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Muni Bonds 201

View this event’s recap here. An Educational, Breakfast Seminar on Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds Bonds are the Original Public Private Partnership (P3): A Deeper Dive into Federal Policy Issues The day-to-day impact of the municipal tax-exemption The economic efficiency of municipal bond financing The role of qualified private activity bonds (PABs) in infrastructure, housing, health and…
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385 Organizations Sign Letter to Save the Muni-Exemption

On February 21, 2017, the Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition sent a new letter to the House and Senate Leaders, including House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee leaders, urging them to retain the current law status on municipal bonds as a part of their ongoing debate on comprehensive tax reform. The letter is…
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MBFA Submits Letter to House Leadership: Defends Muni Tax Exemption in Response to “Blueprint”

The MBFA Coalition submitted a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee in response to the release of the “Blueprint” on tax reform to maintain the tax exemption for municipal bonds. You can view a copy of the letter here.

Featured in The Hill – Tax-exempt municipal bonds: A critical tool to repair America’s infrastructure

Tax-exempt municipal bonds are an indispensible tool for overcoming our nation’s infrastructure challenges. These bonds have financed more than three-quarters of U.S. infrastructure projects in the 21st century.

MBFA Hosts Muni Bonds 101 Seminar

MBFA Hosts 2016 Muni Bonds 101 Seminar Taking the Lead to Defend Municipal Bonds Record Crowds Attend House and Senate Muni Bond 101 Seminars On Thursday, June 2, 2016, the MBFA Coalition held a “Municipal Bonds 101” seminar on Capitol Hill for congressional staff and interested parties focusing on the importance of preserving the present-law treatment of tax-exempt…
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MBFA Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee

The Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee’s tax reform working groups on Community Development and Infrastructure and Individual Income Tax in response to the Committee’s request for public input on tax reform.

MBFA Sends Letter to Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Working Group

The Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition sent a letter to Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), the co-chairs of the Senate Finance Committee Community Development & Infrastructure tax reform working group. The working groups are in the process of gathering information to make recommendations on their group’s topic regarding tax reform to…
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MBFA Applauds President Obama’s Remarks on Bonds in SOTU

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2015)—The Municipal Bonds for America Coalition (MBFA) welcomes President Obama’s remarks regarding infrastructure investment in his 2015 State of the Union address. We agree that improving infrastructure should be a bipartisan issue. The President’s remarks highlight the importance of expanding tax-exempt financing opportunities for state and local governments in order to…
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MBFA to Hold Muni Bonds 101 Seminar on Capitol Hill

Muni Bonds 101, Wednesday, July 2nd from 2-3pm in 2103 Rayburn.

MBFA Sends Letters to President Obama and Representative Dave Camp regarding Municipal Bond Provisions in Tax Reform Draft

The MBFA coalition wrote letters to President Obama and Representative Dave Camp expressing their concern and opposition to proposed provisions in the tax reform draft targeting municipal bonds. Download the letter to President Obama here. Download the letter to Representative Dave Camp here.