NACSPAC was created in 1979 by NACS as the entity through which the association can legally
contribute funds to political candidates supportive of our industry’s issues. For more information about NACSPAC and how political action committees (PACs) work, go to nacsonline.com/
nacspac or contact Political Engagement Manager Caroline Quat at email@example.com.
NACSPAC contributors who made contributions from November 1-30, 2015:
Nouria Energy Corp.
Golden Pantry Food
Corp. dba Russell’s
Honey Farms, Inc.
Kroger Co. Kroger
E.J. Pope & Son, Inc.
Forward Foods LLC
dba Detour Nutrition
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Spinx Company, Inc.
E&J Gallo Winery
NACS has supported this legislation and continues to advocate for its passage. We’ve helped grow
the number of supporters and have seen hearings
on the legislation on both the House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee and the House
Judiciary Committee. We hope to see more concrete
action in the coming year.
Until mid-December, 2015 was a relatively quiet
year for tax issues, which in many ways is a good
thing. Last in, first out (LIFO) accounting contin-
ued to be under threat, but fortunately repeal never
came to fruition. The fate of many other priority
tax issues for the industry—including the Work
Opportunity Tax Credit, accelerated depreciation
and the biodiesel tax credit—were finally resolved
in a significant tax deal that Congress passed just
before Christmas. The deal included many of the
tax provisions that NACS most cares about:
• Congress increased the expensing limits
under section 179 (which allows businesses to
expense certain property as a current expense,
rather than a capital expense) and made those
• Both the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Bonus
depreciation were reauthorized for five-year
terms through 2019.
• The biodiesel blender’s credit was extended for both
2015 and 2016 and more importantly, tax writers did
not change the credit from a blender credit to a producer credit—an effort NACS vehemently opposed.
• Congress also extended the credit for alternative
fuel vehicle refueling properties and excise tax
credits relating to alternative fuels for the same
Overall, the extenders package represented a
significant win for tax provisions important to
Over the summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its draft of new federal overtime rules, something
that could have a major impact on c-stores. Among the
proposals are dramatic changes to the salary threshold
under which employees must be paid overtime wages.
NACS submitted comments to the DOL outlining our
many problems and suggested fixes. We are awaiting
the final rule, which is expected mid to late 2016.
Your legislators need to know how proposed legislation and regulations will affect your daily operations, your employees and your
community. When our industry comes together in Washington,
D.C., our voice is much louder. Together we can affect change.
The NACS Government Relations Conference provides you a
platform to talk about your business to decision makers. Be a part
of a team that will make a difference: Educate legislators to make
decisions that help—not hurt—your bottom line.
NACS makes it easy: We schedule all of your meetings, provide
detailed updates and materials on issues affecting our industry,
such as menu labeling, data security and online lottery, and assign
you to a team of other industry professionals as well as a lobbyist or
seasoned retailer. You’ll feel comfortable so that you can talk about
what you know best: your business.
For more information and to register, contact
Kelly Fink, senior director of political engagement, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 518-4228. To learn
more, visit nacsonline.com/grconference.
AMPLIFY OUR INDUSTRY’S VOICE
NACS Government Relations Conference,
March 14–16, 2016