Annual dues for membership in the NCA are based on a company's membership category and sales volume. There are three membership categories:
Regular Member -- a wholesale manufacturer or distributor of candles and/or candle accessories in North America*. A company must manufacture at least 50 percent of its product in North America to be eligible for Regular membership.
Associate Member -- a company that supplies products or services directly to wholesale manufacturers or distributors of candles and/or candle accessories in the U.S. or internationally. NCA Associate members typically supply such materials as containers, dyes, fragrances, waxes, wicks, labels, machinery, testing services, etc.
Affiliate Member -- a retailer of candles and/or candle accessories, OR a wholesale manufacturer or distributor of candles and/or candle accessories with more than 50 percent of its candles and/or candle accessories manufactured outside North America.*
* North America is defined as the United States, Canada or Mexico
2012 Dues Structure for Regular Members
** Based on annual worldwide sales of candles and candle accessories
2012 Dues Structure for Associate and Affiliate Members
** Based on annual volume of worldwide retail sales within the industry to candle manufacturers or consumers.
2012 Dues Structure for Student Affiliate Members
Dues paid to NCA are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible for most members of a trade association under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code as an ordinary and necessary business expense. However, 3% of your dues is not deductible because NCA engages in lobbying on a limited basis.
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