Industry Rules and Regulations

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  1. Party Rental Equipment is Eligible for 2021 Tax Deductions with Section 179

    Party Rental Equipment is Eligible for 2021 Tax Deductions with Section 179

    Section 179 is something every event professional should know about in the event industry. Instead of letting rental equipment depreciate, Section 179 allows all equipment purchases to be written off your taxes at once. What does this mean for you as an event operator?  It means saving money when filing your 2021 taxes. And who doesn’t want that extra cash...
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  2. PPP Loans: How to Apply and Safeguard Your Staff

    PPP Loans: How to Apply and Safeguard Your Staff

    Another Round of PPP Loans Available, and More are Coming Paycheck Protection Program Loans, or PPP Loans, were a godsend all throughout the pandemic. Two rounds of PPP loans went out during 2020, and a third round was launched earlier this month. And this third round promises to alleviate some of the pratfalls the earlier rounds went through. For many...
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  3. New ASTM Guidance Calls for 1” Stakes for Inflatables

    New ASTM Guidance Calls for 1” Stakes for Inflatables

    The ASTM Has a New Safety Guidance for Commercial Inflatables ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) recently updated their safety guidelines for the operation of commercial inflatables. The new ASTM guidelines call for the use of heavier, sturdier stakes for safely anchoring inflatables than ever before. The new ASTM guidance says commercial inflatables should use tent...
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  4. Section 179 Deductions are More Important than Ever in 2020

    Section 179 Deductions are More Important than Ever in 2020

    After the Year We’ve All Had, Section 179 Deductions will Help Big Time The success of an event and party rental professional hinges on their equipment. You need party tents, commercial inflatables, and folding tables and chairs you can rely on. And the costs of all of that equipment will add up, too. That’s where Section 179 tax deductions can...
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  5. Plastic Bag Bans and the Rise of Reusable Grocery Bags

    Plastic Bag Bans and the Rise of Reusable Grocery Bags

    Plastic Bag Bans: Inconvenient, but Necessary If your state hasn’t yet had a plastic bag ban, it’s a safe bet one is heading your way soon. More and more states and countries have been banning the use of plastic grocery bags. And that means more people are finding themselves needing to buy reusable grocery bags, too. Millions of Americans see...
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  6. The CARES Act: What the Stimulus Means for Event Rentals

    The CARES Act: What the Stimulus Means for Event Rentals

    How the Historic $2 Trillion CARES Act Impacts the Rental Industry On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the massive $2 Trillion CARES Act, providing economic relief to American workers, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and more. The historic legislation will have sweeping impacts on the event and party rental industry. Rental professionals coping with the financial ramifications of nationwide...
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