JANUARY 4, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

IRS Mileage Rate for 2011

Reminder: Sales/Use Tax Changes Effective January 1, 2011

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Grassroots Meetings

Save the Date!

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

WEBINAR: Dealership Internet Online Reputation Management


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

NADA Convention and Expo

Denver Auto Show


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

CLICK HERE for Open Road
e-newsletter archives.

CLICK HERE for an Index of Regulatory
& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.

CLICK HERE for Denver Auto
Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online
for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for details on the
Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Allied Members
.

CLICK HERE for an order form for
CADA forms
.

CLICK HERE for information on all member services.



www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

CLICK HERE for NADA
Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for the Auto Industry
Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

CLICK HERE for the Title and
Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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CADA OPEN ROAD CELEBRATES ITS FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Four years ago yesterday, CADA launched the association’s weekly eNews bulletin entitled CADA Open Road.  Once a week each and every week since then, first on Wednesdays and later moved to Tuesdays, Colorado dealers have received the CADA Open Road in their email inboxes.  Additionally, several timely and important action alerts, compliance notices, key events and/or breaking news has been communicated to our member dealers through CADA Open Road “Special Editions.”

Thank you to all of our readers for your continued support!

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AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A
GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the
auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.


…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.



IRS MILEAGE RATE FOR 2011

The IRS has announced that the standard mileage reimbursement rate for business-related driving will be $0.51 per mile in 2011.  This is a one cent increase from 2010.  Employer reimbursements to employees for work-related driving are not taxable as long as the rate is at or below this level. 

Read the full announcement here.

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REMINDER: SALES/USE TAX CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011

A reminder that various tax changes take place on January 1st of each year.  Visit the December 7, 2010 issue for more information – there were tax changes in Boulder, Castle Rock, and Fort Collins, among other areas. 
***IMPORTANT: THE GROUP1 THIRD PARTY DATABASE IS NOT YET UPDATED FOR THE FORT COLLINS SALES/USE TAX CHANGE!! ***

Additionally, information on Third Party Tax Jurisdiction database providers can be found in the December 8, 2009 issue. 

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance


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GRASSROOTS MEETINGS

The CADA Legislative Policy Committee is scheduling dealer meetings with Colorado state legislators in order to increase awareness and gain support for the many policy issues expected to face auto dealers in the upcoming session of the Colorado General Assembly which convenes Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Several meetings are planned and you are invited to participate in as many of the meetings as you are able to do.

The primary purpose of this series of brief get-togethers is to foster and advance relationships between CADA member dealers and Colorado’s elected leaders.

Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Grassroots Meeting

Representative Elect Robert Ramirez



Friday, January 7, 2011

3:00pm Coffee


Panera Bread, 1330 Grant Street, Denver, 80203

CLICK HERE for more info.!

Grassroots Meeting

Representative Elect Ray Scott



Monday, January 10, 2011

8:00am Breakfast


Racines’s, 650 Sherman Street, Denver, 80203

CLICK HERE for more info.!

RSVP To:  Lauren Stadler, Phone: 303.457.5123, Fax: 303.831.9100 or Email: rsvp@coloradodealers.org or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org

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SAVE THE DATE!

Dealer Day at the Capitol, 7:30am-10:30am, February 22, 2011

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Questions or Comments?  Please contact:


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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

WEBINAR: Dealership Internet Online Reputation
Management

Presented By: Brian Pasch, PCG Digital Marketing

Thursday, January 6

11:00am

CLICK HERE for more info!

REGISTER ONLINE

Enter discount code WEA1CADA (not case sensitive)

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123 or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

2011 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

February 1-3    


CLICK HERE for more details!

NADA Convention & Expo

San Francisco

February 5-7       


CLICK HERE for more details!

Denver Auto Show



Wednesday, March 30 thru Sunday, April 3, 2011


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com

 



As car dealers our visions are always beyond the present and embedded in the future. With new car sales on the rise and crippling legislation prevented, we, as dealers can certainly see a Bright Future Ahead!

To learn more about this Future and to explore all the possibilities it can contain, be sure to attend this year’s NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco. We have so much in store for you! To name a few things headed your way:

  • New on Friday night!  A NADA welcome reception co-sponsored by JD Power and Associates
  • One stop registration and housing online with immediate confirmation!
  • A compact 3 day Convention that wraps up on Monday at 5:00
  • New workshops by Google, Ritz Carlton and JD Powers!
  • General Sessions to be held on the third level in Moscone West, eliminating the busing to Civic Auditorium
  • Advance registration open right up to Friday!
  • Early Bird discounted registration fees
  • New ID card scanners to replace the expo cards
  • Optional badge mailing to your home enabling streamlined credential pickup.

Visit www.nadaconventionandexpo.com for more details!



LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


THE AFTERFACT


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