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Renewing Members Dues FAQ

WBBOR REALTOR DUES FAQ

2023 Dues Information

ONLY APPLICABLE FOR CURRENT WBBOR REALTOR MEMBERS RENEWING THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN 2023

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How can I pay my 2023 WBBOR Dues? You will have several options to pay your 2023 WBBOR Dues.

(YOU DO NOT LOG INTO THE WBBOR WEBSITE TO PAY DUES)

A.Call the office during normal business hours Monday-Friday 9am-4pm with any Credit or Debit card 770.267-8671

B. Pay online through the NAR website at this link. www.nar.realtor

>> ***Click here for step by step instructions on how to pay your dues online***<<

(Please call NAR with any questions regarding log in 1.800.874.6500)

C.  Fill out the following form and return to waltonbarrow@gmail.com (any form received after 11:59pm on 12.31.2022 will             have $50 late fee added.   

Credit Card Authorization Form

  1. When are the 2023 WBBOR dues to be paid? Saturday, December 31, 2022
  2. How much are the 2023 WBBOR REALTOR Dues? $475 are the basic dues, $500 with RPAC  (Optional) Click to see the breakdown.
  3. When will I receive my invoice? Every active member on October 1st is emailed an invoice from the NAR e-commerce system. Some members may have an issue with the email landing in their “junk or spam folder.” If you do not receive the email, please let email waltonbarrow@gmail.com.
  4. How much are the late fees if I do not pay my dues by December 31, 2022? Late fees are as follow:

January 1st-January 30th $50.00
January 31st you will be made inactive, a $100 reinstatement fee, and full payment of dues

7. I am paying online; I do not want to pay the RPAC. How do I remove them from my invoice? On the left-hand side of the invoice beside each contribution, there is a pay now or pay later, check the pay later box (you will not be invoiced later for these fees), at the bottom right of the page there is an apply changes, click on apply changes.

8. Does WBBOR have my payment information from last year? No, we are not allowed to keep anyones credit card information on file from year too year.

9. Is there a fee to pay by credit card? No, there is no fee to pay by credit card if paying dues in full online or over the phone. 

DUES Disclaimer:

NOT DEDUCTIBLE FOR INCOME TAX

For 2023, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 34 percent or $51 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. 
 
Please note that the entire $45 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.

2023 GAR DUES BILLING/ESTIMATED LOBBYING EXPENSE DEDUCTION ALLOWANCE:

The portion of dues paid that is spent to lobby the State and Federal governments are not deductible for income tax purposes and the IRS requires that all dues statements disclose this information. GAR has estimated that $8.11 (8.28%) is the nondeductible portion of 2023 GAR dues. 

 

For 2022, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 36 percent or $54 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts.
Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.
GAR has estimated that $8.15 (8.32%) is the nondeductible portion of 2022 GAR dues.

RPAC Disclaimer Contributions too RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state, PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.

For 2021, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts.

GAR computes 11.06% or $10.84 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes.

Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.

2020 GAR & NAR DUES BILLING/ESTIMATED LOBBYING EXPENSE DEDUCTION ALLOWANCE:

GAR DUES BILLING/ESTIMATED LOBBYING EXPENSE DEDUCTION ALLOWANCE: GAR computes 8.38% or $8.31 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes.

For 2020, with dues at $150 per member, NAR computes 38 percent or $57 to be nondeductible for the member’s income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note that the entire $35 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.