Resources

Issue Briefs:
Municipal Bonds and Public Power (July 2017)
Sequestration of Build America Bonds Credit Payments (July 2017)

Other Tax-Exempt Financing Background Materials:

Tax Exempt Financing Power Point
Detailed Tax Exempt Financing One-Pager
Tax Exempt Financing One-Pager
Tax Reform Proposal Analysis: Impact on Tax Exempt Financing

Sample Tax-Exempt Financing Advocacy Documents:
Sample letter to Congress on TEF

Resolutions Passed in Support of Tax-Exempt Financing:

Letters Sent to Congress & President Obama from Communities Supporting Tax-Exempt Financing:

Newspaper Op-Eds & Articles & Video Clips:

Additional Resources:

Documents of Interest:

  • APPA Letter and Statement for the Record to the Senate Finance Committee on the Chairman's Staff Draft Discussion Draft on energ tax reform (1-31-2013)
  • Letter from 187 Members of Congress to Congressional leadership urging them to reject proposals to alter the tax treatment of municipal bonds (6/28/2013)
  • Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) issued report summarizing leading proposals to reform the federal income tax system (5/6/13)
  • APPA statements on the importance of municipal bonds in the context of tax reform to the House Small Business Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Working Groups (4/16/13)
  • Senator Begich (D-AK) and 13 other Democratic Senators letter to President Obama urging him to preserve the current income tax exclusion for municipal bonds. (4/4/13)
  • APPA, LPPC and TAPS joint statement for the record to the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform and federal tax provisions affecting state and local governments.(4/2/13)
  • Consumer Federation of America (CFA) letter to  House and the Senate in support of tax-exempt financing. (3/8/13)
  • BLX Study "Tax Reform Proposal Analysis: Impact on Tax Exempt Financing" (1/30/2013)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to President Obama and Speaker Boehner calling for the treatment of municipal bonds to not be altered. (12/20/2012)
  • Municipal Bonds for America letter to Congressional leaders and the President warning of the negative consequences of limiting the tax value of municipal bonds. (12/20/2012)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to Senate Banking Committee in support of a fixed asset value in money market mutual funds (6/19/2012)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) on the importance of tax exempt status for municipal bonds (4/25/2012)