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New Process for ASCAP Reporting for Chapters

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All of our U.S. Chapters must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and submit that information (with corresponding payment, if applicable) at the end of each year.  Effective January 2017, chapters will no longer be sending their ASCAP Reporting Forms to their district secretary for processing. Instead, all ASCAP forms and applicable payments should be sent to the Barbershop Harmony Society di...
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Robert’s Rules of Order for Small Boards – A User’s Guide for Chapters & Districts

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The below is only an excerpt from the user guide. For the full, printable version of this guide, please visit the BHS Business & Finance Document Center by clicking here.  For the majority of our chapters and districts within the Barbershop Harmony Society, a board meeting usually does not consist of more than twelve members. In Robert’s Rules of Order, it specifies that where there are not m...
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U.S. Personal Income Tax Deductions for Barbershoppers

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The Barbershop Harmony Society shares the following as a guide, not an authority on US tax law. Always consult with a tax accountant or other professional, when in doubt. Some things you do as a Barbershopper are tax deductible. If you itemize your deductions, you may be entitled to include some expense for barbershop activity. If you had verifiable out‐of‐pocket expense in connection with a chap...
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FOR U.S. CHAPTERS: New Deadline for Forms W-2 & 1099 and Late Filing Penalties

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For further comments, questions or concerns please contact our Customer Service Team at customerservice@barbershop.org or the Chapter Leadership & Education Team at chapters@barbershop.org With the passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 last year, there are new filing deadlines for submitting Forms W-2 and Forms 1099-MISC for 2016 of which you need to be aware. ...
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Survey Distributed to Chapter Leaders for 2016

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Last week, an email was distributed to Chapter Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers inviting chapters to provide valuable feedback to our organization! This will help guide us in our strategic direction and work of expanding our reach & influence. Rather than imposing a comprehensive, three-hour ordeal of quantitative questions, we’ve put together this quick “gut-check” survey, which chap...
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Officer & Leadership Reporting Online

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As our election/nomination season approaches, we wanted to remind you of the importance in updating your eBiz profile following the election. PLEASE NOTE: Officers & Leaders for next year must be reported before 12/31 of this year. Current chapter officers expiring this year will drop off the list automatically on that date and will not be capable of making the required updates. Authorized ...
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Reminder in Changing Dues Prices Online

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This is a friendly reminder that if your chapter or district are looking to update your dues pricing for the upcoming year, it's important to update your eBiz profile very soon! For our Canadian organizations, no action is needed on your part. Chapters or Districts not changing their dues prices for the upcoming year, no action is needed on your part, either!  The Barbershop Harmony Society is pr...
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Chapter & District Financial Reviews: A User’s Guide

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Financial Reviews: A Guide for Chapter & District Leaders Most chapter and district officers cringe when they hear the word “audit.” Perhaps it brings to mind a room of accountants who have really sharp pencils that consistently need to be sharpened and astronomically large-sized ledger sheets… or maybe it’s fear that an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) agent is l...
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Refreshed Tutorials for Chapter & District Leaders

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As a part of the Healthy Chapter Initiative, our team continues work on bringing education & leadership materials up-to-date for our Chapter & District Leaders.  Updated eBiz (members-only) tutorials are now included on the front page. These tutorials are the most commonly asked about, specifically in regards to updating an eBiz profile. For all Chapter & District Leaders, login to e...
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Our Commitment to Protecting Our Youth

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It is the mission of the Barbershop Harmony Society "to enrich lives through singing." In fulfilling our mission, we participate in a wide range of activities involving young people!  We encourage each chapter and district to review the Society policy statement as well as the updated forms provided on our website. The Barbershop Harmony Society maintains its commitment to upholding high standards...
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