ACRA Letter to Congressional Leaders

ACRA President Bill Plamondon wrote on behalf of ACRA to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer and House Minority Leader McCarthy on April 13, 2020 with suggestions for additional federal policies to support the...

Inside Track: Special April 10, 2020 Edition

Implementation of CARES Act The federal and state governments are working to implement the provisions of the CARES Act, signed by President Trump on 3/27/20. ACRA is following the implementation of the following CARES programs for its members: Payroll Protection...

Inside Track: Special March 30, 2020 Edition

Congress Passes $2 Trillion CARES Act – Financial Support for Businesses and Individuals Last Friday, Congress passed and President Trump signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the U.S. economy and assist in the...

ACRA Letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Chao

ACRA President Bill Plamondon wrote on behalf of ACRA to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Chao on March 27, 2020 seeking federal assistance with car rental concession obligations at federally-assisted airports, including Mandatory Annual Guarantees and rent...

Inside Track: Special March 19, 2020 Edition

Impact of Pandemic on Car Rental Industry You don’t need to hear it from ACRA – your business probably has been profoundly and negatively impacted over the last two to three weeks. Cancellations, no-shows, drastic declines in rentals – even lack of physical space to...

ACRA Board Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

The entire Board of Directors of the American Car Rental Association sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on March 18, 2020 seeking assistance from the federal government for pandemic impacts on car rental industry. The letter can be read...

ACRA Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Timeline

Over the past several years, new car rental business models – including so-called “peer-to-peer” or P2P car rentals companies – have entered the car rental market. ACRA’s position is that all companies renting vehicles to the public for profit (regardless of the...

Inside Track: December 2019

From ACRA’s executive, legal and government relations staff! Federal Legislative Updates Car Rental Excise TaxesCongressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) signed on as a co- sponsor to the Cohen/Chabot car rental excise tax bill in the House – H.R. 4311. ACRA and its members and...
2019 Car Rental Excise Tax Bill Introduced in House

2019 Car Rental Excise Tax Bill Introduced in House

Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 4311, the “End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2019” on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  ACRA and the other members of the Coalition Against Rental Taxes (CART) applaud...