Publications

NSAC provides a variety of training sessions, publications, and research tools to enhance the professional competence of its members and improve the level of service they can offer cooperatives.

The Cooperative Accountant is a quarterly technical journal, distributed to members, featuring timely and useful information on cooperative tax, accounting, finance, and economic issues.
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The Tax Library provides members with easy access to a searchable database of IRS administrative rules and rulings and court cases concerning tax treatment of cooperatives.
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Welcome to Cooperatives is a publication that provides a basic explanation of how cooperatives are organized and operated, including equity management and tax treatment. It is a must read for new employees without a background in cooperatives.
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Membership Handbook provides an overview of the many publications, benefits, programs and structure of NSAC. This guide includes information on how to order extra items and how to find out more about all benefits available to members.
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Upcoming Events

2023 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC)
July 23 - 26, 2023

2023 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC)

SAVE THE DATE for the 2023 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC), in Portland, Oregon, July 23-26. TFACC is the only conference uniquely tailored to providing education, resources and connections to professionals involved in the financial management and planning of cooperatives. This highly anticipated conference offers proven strategies, tools, and resources to help your co-op increase efficiencies, improve financial ...

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New Energy Funding Available for Cooperatives Through USDA’s REAP/IRA Program
March 30, 2023

New Energy Funding Available for Cooperatives Through USDA’s REAP/IRA Program

Find out how rural cooperatives can benefit from grants and guaranteed loans to finance renewable and energy efficiency upgrades through the USDA’s IRA Rural Energy for America Program. Agricultural producers and small businesses may be able to access energy improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy-efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing. The Inflation Reduction Act provided an additional $2 billion for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). USDA made $300 million available in the first round; while the application deadline is March 31, look for additional notices of funding availability to be published in the future.

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Features of Modern Cooperative Statutes in the United States
April 6, 2023

Features of Modern Cooperative Statutes in the United States

While practitioners may wish for uniform cooperative laws or even a “Delaware for Cooperatives,” U.S. cooperative statutes continue to vary greatly. This webinar will describe common and novel features of general purpose, agricultural, and worker cooperative statutes across the United States including statutes based on a limited association model. We will consider which statutory features best accommodate the needs of cooperative businesses and their members, which state statutes have furthered successful cooperative ecosystems, and what provisions could be drafted to make cooperative statutes even more effective.

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