The ACCMA Council strongly recommends your contribution to ACCPAC and CALPAC to support our legislative goals.
Association dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. A portion of your ACCMA and CMA dues are not deductible because of lobbying activities on behalf of its members. Thus, for 2022 dues expenses only 96% of ACCMA dues, (full-time non-discounted active rate - $369.60) and 75% of CMA dues (full-time non-discounted active rate - $545.70) can be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes.
ACCPAC and CALPAC are voluntary political organizations that contribute to candidates for local, state and federal offices respectively, who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine. Political law and ACCPAC and CALPAC policies determine how your contributions to ACCPAC and CAPAC are allocated. ACCMA and CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of, or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the ACCMA or CMA.
California Medical Association Independent Expenditure Committee (CMA IEC) is a fund established for communication expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made in cooperation, consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, a candidate’s authorized committee, or their agents, or a political party or its agents. The CMA IEC does not make direct financial contributions to candidates for public office.
Contributions to these groups are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts. Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes. CALPAC and CMA IEC are sponsored by the California Medical Association.
Bylaws of the California Medical Association
Chapter 5.00, Section 5.1002 By Failure to Pay Dues:
If the annual assessments of dues, payable to this Association by any member of this Association are not current on or before March 1 of any year, such member shall automatically lose membership in this Association as of March 1 of such year. The Board of Trustees of this Association, in its discretion, upon payment of such unpaid dues and any other assessments or dues accruing thereafter, may at any time reinstate such member.
Bylaws of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
Chapter IV, Section 402.1
The annual dues payable to this Association by Active members shall include the amount fixed by the Council as the dues to be retained by this Association, and the annual dues payable to the California Medical Association. Likewise, the annual dues payable to this Association by Associate members shall include any required dues to the California Medical Association.
Chapter IV, Section 403
Delinquency: Membership shall terminate automatically if annual dues are unpaid after March 1. Such delinquent former members who desire reinstatement may be required, at the discretion of the Council, to re-apply for membership and/or pay a reinstatement fee in addition to the regular dues.
ACCMA Medical Student Scholarship Fund
Contributions to the ACCMA Medical Student Scholarship fund are administered by ACCMA Community Health Foundation a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For purposes of reporting your donation to this charitable organization, the tax identification number is: 46-1703508.
Terms and Conditions for Installment Payment Plans
- Payment for your membership dues will be charged to your credit card on the first business day of each month/quarter after the first payment has been made. • This agreement will remain in effect and renew each year until cancelled by either party.
- If the credit card is declined for any reason, the ACCMA will attempt to contact you so that other arrangements can be made.
- If you have any questions, or wish to cancel this agreement or change the financial institution through which charges are processed, please call the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383.
- A request for recurring payments authorizes ACCMA to make credit card payments from my account in accordance with the specifications indicated through my enrollment options.
- Installment payments beginning after January 1st of the current dues year may require a “catch-up” first payment if the first installment payment date has passed (e.g. enrolling in the monthly plan in March will require payments for January and February for your initial payment).