NAFCU reports credit union tax exemption benefit ahead of tax reform debate

Firing an opening salvo in the upcoming tax reform debate, NAFCU on Monday said the loss of the credit union tax exemption would have a far-reaching negative impact on the U.S. economy.

“Our analysis indicates that removing the credit union tax exemption would cost the federal government $38 billion in lost income tax revenue over the next 10 years,” NAFCU said. “GDP would be reduced by $142 billion, and 883,000 jobs would be lost over the next decade as well.”

Congress may consider comprehensive tax reform during the 115th Congress and there has been speculation that banks will attempt to convince Congress to remove the long-standing credit union tax exemption to raise revenue.

NAFCU said that between 2006 and 2015, a significant drop in the presence of credit unions would have resulted in $159 billion in direct losses to consumers.


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