EMTAR ...Your Partner in Success!
The Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® values your membership and the EMTAR Leadership are working hard to provide you with more quality services. We wish you much prosperity in your real estate business and look forward to being Your Partner in Success!
The total amount for 2019 REALTOR® dues is $581 including a voluntary RPAC investment ($25). The total amount has increased from last year due to the $30 increase in the National Association of REALTORS® dues.
Breakdown of 2019 Dues
There are three levels of required REALTOR® membership - national, state, and local. All three levels are collected by EMTAR.
NAR dues are $150. This is including a $30 increase from last year that was implemented by the NAR Board of Directors. The NAR Consumer Advertising Campaign is separate from NAR dues and remains at $35. The total NAR portion of dues and fees comes to $185.
Tennessee REALTORS® dues remain at $105 for 2019 plus a $15 fee for Issues Mobilization. The total Tennessee REALTORS® portion of dues and fees comes to $120.
EMTAR local portion of 2019 dues will be unchanged at $251.
Annual Renewing REALTOR® Members:
Each year, the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (EMTAR) starts its Dues billing process at the end of September through December for the payment of next year’s Annual Dues.
PAYMENT - The full amount is due by December 31st.
A $50 late fee will be applied if not paid by the due date – 12/31.
An additional late fee of $50 (for a total of $100) will be applied if not paid by 1/15.
If Dues are not paid by end of business day, 1/31, membership is terminated.
New REALTOR® Members:
As new members join EMTAR throughout the year, Dues are billed on a monthly pro-rated basis.
EMTAR does not charge an application fee.
PAYMENT - The full amount is due at the time of Application.
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*RPAC contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal by the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.
For 2019, Tennessee REALTORS® dues are $105.00 per member and this amount will be prorated monthly. In addition to the dues, there is a $15.00 special assessment for Issues Mobilization. The assessment is an annual assessment and will not be prorated. Regardless of when a member joins during the year, they will pay the full $15.00 Assessment.
*Tennessee REALTORS® Nondeductible Dues: For 2019, with dues at $105.00 per member, $6.00 of Tennessee REALTORS® dues will be nondeductible for the member's income tax purposes due to Tennessee REALTORS® lobbying and political activities. Please note the entire $15.00 Issues Mobilization special assessment qualifies as fully deductible.
For 2019, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) dues are $150.00 per member and this amount will be prorated monthly. In addition to the dues, there is a $35.00 special assessment for the Consumer Advertising Campaign (formerly known as the Public Awareness Campaign. This assessment is an annual assessment and will not be prorated. Regardless of when a member joins during the year, they will pay the full assessment.
*NAR Nondeductible Dues: For 2019 with dues at $150.00 per member, $57.00 of NAR dues will be nondeductible for the member's income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying and political activities. Please note that the entire $35.00 Consumer Advertising Campaign special assessment qualifies as fully deductible. In addition, contributions (including member dues) to NAR are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
*Nondeductible Dues: The Tax Reform Act of 1993 requires that the portion of dues attributable to lobbying and political activities at the State and Federal levels of government be considered nondeductible for income taxes purposes. This nondeductible portion must be disclosed to members on their dues invoice each year.