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Thank you

Thank you for taking action!

Thank you to the 3,150 NC REALTORS® (12.7%) who took action in the NAR Call for Action asking Congress to protect the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). While we were unfortunately short of our participation goal of 20%, we were successful in our advocacy efforts, at least for a little while.

On September 8, President Trump signed into law a $9 billion relief package for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and included in that legislation was a 3-month extension for the NFIP. Though this is not the complete win that we were looking for, this does protect the program that so many people around the country rely on until December. NAR and NC REALTORS® will continue our advocacy efforts to ensure that additional reforms are made to the NFIP, and that is protected for years to come. Please continue to watch for upcoming emails on how you can remain involved and make sure that the REALTOR® voice is heard!

 

NC Department of Revenue

Important Notice from NC Department of Revenue

On September 6, the NC Department of Revenue released a notice regarding a grace period for the Sales Tax Base Expansion Protection Act. Due to legislative action this year, NCDOR will not be able to assess any tax due for the filing period beginning on or after March 1, 2016, and ending before January 1, 2018, if certain conditions apply. A number of these conditions apply to services related to real property such as repair, maintenance, and installation (RMI) services, taxation of home warranties, and others.

A complete list is available in the notice: http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/impnotice090617_expansion_protection_act.pdf

Please consult with an attorney or accountant to understand how these changes may affect your business.

Donate to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support Harvey relief

As a REALTOR®, one of the easiest ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding is by donating to the NAR REALTOR® Relief Foundation (RRF). 100% of your donation goes directly to assist storm victims to get back on their feet and help rebuild their homes.

Take a minute and DONATE to the RRF.

Let's show how much #NCREALTORSCare!

 

NC REALTORS® PAC Auction at Xchange '17: Still time to bid on Silent Auction items.

NC RPAC Auction: There's still time to bid!

There is still time to bid on Silent Auction items in the 2017 NC REALTORS® PAC Auction!  Bidding will remain open until TONIGHT (Monday, September 18) at 9:00 PM.

You will be notified if you win an item via email. Items will be available for pick up on Tuesday, September 19 in Asheville. However, no worries if you are not in attendance: we will ship any items not collected in person.Check out all of the great items and register to bid HERE.

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**Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Suggested amounts are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. NC RPAC supports the efforts of National RPAC and contributes a portion of its contributions to National RPAC. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. In-kind contributions/donations are not included for the purposes of the National RPAC State PAC split. NC law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession and name of employer or employee's specific field for each individual whose contributions aggregate is in excess of $50 in an election cycle. Contributions can only be accepted from individuals in the form of personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations or business entities cannot be accepted. This solicitation was paid for by NC RPAC.

Legislative Forum at Xchange ‘17

This year’s Legislative Forum will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 10:30 until 11:30 AM, immediately following the Legislative Committee meeting, in the Heritage C room of the Omni Grove Park Inn.

 We will be joined by fellow NC REALTORS® and members of the NC House of Representatives,  Rep. Kyle Hall of Stokes County and Rep. Brian Turner of Buncombe County, for a discussion of the state's Underground Storage Tank program and how recent legislative action will impact it.

We have also invited a representative from the NC Department of Environmental Quality and will be announcing them soon.

Please make plans to join us for this important discussion on one of NC REALTORS®' key legislative and regulatory priorities.

REALTOR® Party Mobile Alert Challenge—ROUND 2 has begun!

Government Affairs Mobile Alert Challenge

We have launched the second round of the REALTOR® Party Mobile Alert Challenge where you can be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card by signing up to receive these valuable advocacy text messages.

There are 3 ways to enter the Challenge:
 
 1. Text "NC REALTORS" to 30644
 
 2. Sign up on the REALTOR® Action Center Mobile Alerts page
 
 3. Send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email and local association
 
For complete Challenge rules, click HERE.


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