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ETA submitted a statement for the record to the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight for its Member day hearing on legislation to improve tax administration. In this statement ETA calls on Congress to work with the IRS to implement electronic payments for federal income tax refunds. Federal income…More . . .
ETA recently submitted a document outlining policy considerations to foster economic growth and innovation to the House Committee on Financial Services. In this document ETA calls for a positive regulatory environment and outlines the following proposals to achieve that goal: 1. Support the OCC FinTech Charter and ILC Charters 2.…More . . .
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANUARY 25, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Jason Oxman, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA): “We applaud the leadership of the CFPB in extending the overall effective date of the prepaid rule. The extension of the overall effective date to 2019, as…More . . .
The undersigned organizations, representing companies across the American economy, take the stewardship and protection of customers’ personal information very seriously. That is why we support federal legislation to protect personal information and, in the event of a data breach that could result in identity theft or other financial harm, ensure…More . . .
Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement today after President Trump signed major tax reform legislation into law: “We applaud Congress for enacting, and the President for signing, this landmark tax reform legislation. This historic tax reform will strengthen…More . . .
Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2017 – We were very pleased with the announcement from the CFPB that they will issue an extension on the prepaid rule. We thank the CFPB for acknowledging the challenges with implementing the rule and we applaud the Bureau for allowing additional time to comply.More . . .
Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation. “We applaud Congress for enacting this landmark tax reform legislation which will strengthen the economy by lowering the corporate…More . . .
The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”), supports H.R. 1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” We urge you to vote for the bill. H.R. 1 is welcome news for American businesses, consumers, and the U.S. economy. The U.S. has one of the highest corporate tax rates and the most complex tax code…More . . .
After receiving input from its members and board, ETA is pleased to release its 2018 Regulatory and Legislative Priorities. The general principles ETA supports are: a competitive marketplace; a positive policy environment to encourage FinTech; harmonization between federal and state policies; and a tailored approach to regulations. See full list…More . . .
Washington D.C – December 5, 2017 – The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the FTC’s request for information on the Draft Strategic Plan FY 2018-22 (“The Plan”). ETA appreciates the opportunity to participate in the conversation as the FTC plans for the next 4 years.…More . . .
Washington, D.C. – December 1, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation. “We are pleased that the Senate passed tax reform legislation. As the voice of the payments industry – made up of technology companies,…More . . .
ETAPAC is the the political action committee of the payments industry. ETAPAC is an important tool that will allow ETA to more effectively represent your interests in Washington, DC. ETA is working hard on your behalf to explain to the US Congress why the payments industry is vital to the continued economic growth of the United States.