Texas bankers meet with legislators in Washington D.C.
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Texas bankers gather in front of the U.S. Capitol

Strong Banks. Stronger Communities

Since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association has been working to create a dynamic and profitable environment for Texas banks. This environment has provided a healthy atmosphere for the industry, as well as resources and services to benefit bank employees.

Representing all Texas banking institutions, the Texas Bankers Association brings together community and regional banks and branches, bank holding companies and savings institutions.

TBA is the largest and oldest state bankers association in the nation. Located in Austin, the association is governed by a board of directors representing member banks of all asset sizes from across the state.

TBA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for all Texas banks. Working with and for its members, the association was instrumental in bringing home equity lending to Texas; two members of TBA's legislative team served on the Texas Banking Department's Interstate Branching Task Force, which recommended necessary legislative changes to bring Texas in line with interstate branching. As a result of the Legislature's adoption of the TBA Tax Taskforce's "location of payor" proposal, many Texas banks will enjoy substantial tax savings for years to come.

On a Congressional level, TBA actively promoted the Texas perspective on financial modernization, bankruptcy reform and regulatory relief. Dedicated to creating a strong and productive environment in which banks can prosper, TBA knows that working for our industry means working together.

In addition to providing legislative advocacy, TBA trains more than 20,000 bankers annually at seminars, conferences, schools, webinars and its annual convention. TBA offers manuals and reference publications on just about any banking-related subject.

Deductibility of Dues

Federal tax law prohibits the deductions of lobbying expenses for federal income tax purposes. Organizations like TBA which assess member dues are required by law to notify their members of the portion of their dues attributable to lobbying and therefore non-deductible on your federal tax return.

For the year June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, it is estimated that 11% of your dues will be attributable to lobbying as defined by the IRS. For the year June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021, it is estimated that 22% of your dues will be attributable to lobbying as defined by the IRS. Contributions to TBA are not charitable contributions; however, they may be deductible as a legitimate business expense.