24 Feb '12, 2pm

Meeting with the MP:

On Thursday, I spent some time with my member of parliament, Bernard Trottier. The purpose was to try and bring him up to speed on the golf industry's push to have green fees related to a business expense made deductable. For the uninitiated, NAGA - the National Alliance of Golf Associations, a joint group of the major golf associations in the country - has been lobbying the federal government to try and overturn a 1971 tax reform that does not allow deductions for expenses incurred by business people entertaining clients at golf courses. As it presently stands, you can take a client out to a hockey game and write off 50 per cent of the cost of the tickets. But if you take a client out to play golf and talk business, you can't deduct that. It's simply not a fair playing field; golf is being singled out and that affects the business of golf in this country. NAGA's work has ...

Full article: http://scoregolf.com/blog/bob-weeks/2012/february/meeting...

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