WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2024) – American Hotel & Lodging Association President & CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024), which would temporarily extend a number of tax provisions that are critical to the hotel industry.

“The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act would provide vital economic help to America’s hotels, encouraging investment in both hotel properties and employees,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “We thank members of the House for passing this important, bipartisan bill. We encourage the Senate to quickly get this legislation to the president’s desk, and we look forward to working with lawmakers to permanently extend the bill’s tax-relief measures.”

Background

The bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024) includes several provisions that will benefit hoteliers and hotel employees. Below is what’s in the bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.

  • •  An extension of the 100% bonus depreciation through the end of 2025. Under current law, leasehold and other qualifying interior improvements are eligible for bonus depreciation. In 2026, bonus depreciation would fall to 20% and expire after 2026.
  • •  A retroactive, four-year extension of the taxpayer-favorable earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) standard for measuring the amount of business interest deductible under section 163(j).
  • •  A provision accelerating the deadline to file claims for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) to January 31, 2024. With the potential closure of the program to new applicants, AHLA encourages any businesses still considering applying to do so quickly.
  • •  A Child Tax Credit enhancement.

About AHLA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the largest hotel association in America, representing more than 30,000 members from all segments of the industry nationwide – including iconic global brands, 80% of all franchised hotels, and the 16 largest hotel companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Learn more at www.ahla.com.

 

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