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interesting to learn insights about some of the more noticeable tax law impacts on the industry.  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 15, at 3:00 PM ET.   Equine tax law expert Jennifer Shah is Director of Tax Services for Dean Dorton Allen Ford in  Lexington, KY, and currently leads the firm’s equine practice.  Ms. Shah has over 20 years of tax planning and compliance experience with federal, international, and multistate tax and operational matters for both individuals and businesses.  She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.  Ms. Shah also serves on the advisory board of the American Horse Council’s Tax Bulletin, and a member of the Equine Financial Group.  She is a frequent speaker on equine tax and operational matters to a variety of industry participants.   AHC’s Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Bryan Brendle, will deliver on overview of the major changes to the tax law that reflect the industry’s priorities during the advocacy phase that laid the groundwork for the new law.  Ms. Shah will focus on the “real world” implementation of some of these issues, including considerations to maximize small business tax breaks, evaluation of impacts on businesses classified as “C corporations,” and how to maximize use of the 100 percent bonus depreciation measure.   The webinar is open to both AHC members and non-members—we encourage everyone to attend! The webinar lasts approximately one hour, and will allow for Q&A at the end of each speaker’s presentation. To register for the webinar, please contact Bryan Brendle at bbrendle@horsecouncil.org. We look forward to having you join us on May 15. [post_title] => AHC’s 2nd Quarter Webinar to Focus on New Tax Law Impacts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ahcs-2nd-quarter-webinar-to-focus-on-new-tax-law-impacts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-08 08:46:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-08 13:46:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.horsecouncil.org/?post_type=press-release&p=4625 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => press-release [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4541 [post_author] => 2955 [post_date] => 2019-04-03 08:01:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-03 13:01:52 [post_content] => 2nd Qtr. Webinar Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Qtr. 2019 webinar which will focus on recent Tax Reform and the implications on the horse industry. AHC Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Bryan Brendle, and Jen Shah, CPA of Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC  will present and address questions. To register contact bbrendle@horsecouncil.org Wednesday May 15, 3:00 PM ET [post_title] => AHC 2nd Qtr. 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To view the schedule, list of speakers and presenters, see hotel reservation information, and access the registration forms go to www.horsecouncil.org and view under the calendar. All attendees must be registered in order to attend committee meetings and National Issues Forum. Early bird discounts on registration apply till April 30th! [post_title] => AHC Annual Meeting – Book you trip! 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AHC members can now enjoy $1000s more in membership benefits through partners Tickets at Work, a FREE USEF Fan Membership which entitles them to USEF Member Perks, and returning benefits from the AHC Advantage Plan.  These programs offer significant discounts on brands including: John Deere, Nationwide, Sherwin Williams Paints, Office Depot, UPS, RedBrand Fence, Dover Saddlery, Premier Equestrian arena footing, Triple Crown Nutrition, US Rider, SmartPak, and countless destinations, theme parks, sporting events, Broadway shows and other events. The first contest is a 50th Anniversary Video Testimonial Contest. In a 3 minute video, members are asked to share why they are AHC members and why the AHC is important to the success of the equine industry.  There will be two winners, one individual AHC member and one winner from a member organization. Entrants must produce a video to be shared and judged on the AHC Facebook page and website.  The best videos will be announced during the AHC Annual Meeting on June 12, 2019.  Winners will receive a BG50 Stihl Leaf Blower, with a retail value of $230! Official rules and entry information can be found on the AHC website at www.horsecouncil.com. The second contest is a new member campaign drive. New AHC individual members, will be entered in a drawing to win a John Deere S24 Lawn Mower, valued at $2,600! Finally, State Horse Council members who join AHC, can earn points to help your State Horse Council win a gift certificate, as well as being entered in the John Deere S24 Lawn Mower drawing. 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Speakers will include: - UHC Chair, Kristin Leshney, on the new mission and vision of the Coalition, - AHC President, Julie Broadway, and the newly named UHC Director, Ashley Harkins, on the new strategic plan and operational initiatives, and - EWDC Program manager, Emily Stearns, on the UHC’s Equine Welfare Data Collective initiative. The webinar is open to both AHC members and non-members—we encourage everyone to attend! The webinar lasts approximately one hour, and will allow for Q&A at the end of each speaker’s presentation.  To register for the webinar, please contact Dennis Martinez at DMartinez@horsecouncil.org no later than February 7, 2019.   About the American Horse Council As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.                        The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. 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Students will be eligible to apply to one internship per year in the AHC Internship Program. “We feel that offering an internship is a great way for students to understand exactly what it is the AHC does here in DC, and educate the next generation to advocate on behalf of the industry be it at the local, state or national level.” said AHC President Julie Broadway. The three types of internships available are: 1 or 2 week shadowing program to gain a broader understanding of the AHC with a focus on expanding knowledge of equine industry and policymaking. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $250 available to offset expenses. Open to high school and college students.
  • 1 or 2 month internship- includes overview of AHC, student would conduct a research project and write a white paper on a specific topic of interest for academic credit, or learn about a focus area and provide support for initiatives related to that subject matter. Transportation and housing not included; stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses. Open to college students.
  • Semester internship- includes overview of AHC, research project and white paper for academic credit and attendance at annual AHC meeting. Transportation and housing not included; Stipend of $500/month available to offset expenses. Open to college students.
There are also several focus areas to choose from (some in the DC office, and others with partner organizations): Policy & Legislative, Health & Regulatory, Marketing/Communications, Equine Disease Communication (at AAEP office in Lexington, KY), or Equine Welfare. “We encourage those that apply for these internships to also join at the Student Membership level in order to be fully engaged in their experience,” said AHC’s membership coordinator, Emily Brockway. “That way the candidate will be able to see the relationship between the work that we do, and the information that is shared with members.” Please visit the AHC website here for more details and to download the application form. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the internship program, please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org About the American Horse Council   As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.                        The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. 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