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Health Care Reform From the Dealer Perspective

The Trump administration has shifted its focus to tax reform, but the need to fix health care remains. Learn what’s at stake for dealers and other business owners.

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Tax Reform From the Dealer Perspective

Join the conversation about President Trump’s proposed changes to the tax code with a dealer-oriented primer on corporate tax rates, capital investment deductibility, and the estate tax.

Provision in New Tax Bill May Benefit Dealers

A provision in the act will grant dealers an additional $8,000 in first year-depreciation for certain business vehicles purchased in 2015. However, to use the provision in 2015, dealers must purchase qualifying vehicles before Dec. 31, 2015. The additional $8,000 continues into 2016 and 2017 but will be gradually phased out starting in 2018, according to the NADA.

Bill Aimed at Texas Reinsurance Regulations to Become Law

A bill supported by GSFSGroup will become law on Sept. 1, effectively aligning Texas reinsurance law more closely with regulations in other states.

CFPB Faces Mounting Criticism, New Bipartisan Bill

On the same day The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece critical of the CFPB’s targeting of the indirect auto finance channel, a bipartisan bill was introduced that aims to repeal the bureau’s guidance on dealer participation.

The Battle of Sacramento

In 2012, California’s capital was the site of a yearlong battle between state lawmakers and buy here, pay here dealers. Two new laws designed to protect consumers are now on the books, and dealers say they’re causing headaches on both sides of the sale.

NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

The NIADA, its newly-formed BHPH Commission and Oregon’s independent dealer association are tackling legislation the industry believes could damage the ability of high-risk consumers to purchase cars in the state.

Utah Lawmakers Take Aim at State Dealer Laws

Four bills up for consideration in the current legislative session would change how dealers do business in the state. The bills were proposed by Republicans who view the current dealer laws as anti-competitive.

Conn. Dealer Association Launches Controversial Anti-Tesla Site

The website, called “Tesla Crash,” was launched by the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association in response to a bill that would allow the electric automaker to sell directly to consumers in the state.

Idaho Legislators at Odds Over Proposed Dealer Rule

Earlier this month, Idaho’s House Transportation and Defense Committee narrowly affirmed regulations that would mandate how long car dealers should be open each week.