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Lobbying helped: TIA hails passage of tax cuts bill and estate tax relief

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 00:00

Politically involved tire merchants are being credited by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) for their role in pushing for passage of the much-debated tax cut extensions and restoration of the lower-level estate tax with higher exemption amounts.

The TIA has been actively lobbying in support of the specific estate tax provision for several years. This past summer, the organization stepped up personal visits to Capitol Hill offices.

Terming passage “a good day for the small business tire dealer,” TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield reports that “our members will be able to keep more of what they work so hard to earn, and many of our members will not have to worry about previously onerous levels of the estate tax when their own estate is passed on to their spouses, sons and daughters.”

“This shows how membership in TIA benefits those in the tire industry through active grassroots communication with Congress,” notes Paul Fiore, director of government and business relations. “There is a lesson here,” he says, “and it is that membership must stay politically engaged to keep their government working for them and not against them.”

For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org.

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