Wake Up and Take Action

The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation's community banks are calling on policymakers and the public to “Wake Up” to the risky practices, costly tax subsidies, and irresponsibly lax oversight of the nation’s credit unions.

Learn how the tax-exempt status of credit unions affects your state with our state-by-reports and gain key messaging guidance through the Wake Up Messaging Playbook.

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May 24, 2024 | Press Release
2024’s 10th Bank Acquisition by Tax-Exempt Credit Union Demands Response

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement following the latest acquisition of a tax-paying bank by a tax-exempt credit union.

May 20, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA: Another credit union acquisition demands congressional response

Following the latest acquisition of a community bank by a tax-exempt credit union, ICBA issued a national news release calling on Congress to respond.

May 17, 2024 | Press Release
Another Community Bank Acquisition by Tax-Exempt Credit Union Demands Policy Response

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement following the latest acquisition of a tax-paying bank by a tax-exempt credit union.

HOW CREDIT UNION'S TAX-EXEMPT STATUS AFFECTS YOUR STATE

These state-by-state reports show how credit unions have exceeded their original mandate and how that unchecked growth has negatively affected local communities across every state.

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Charts

Credit unions in your state used their tax exemption to avoid paying

 

in federal income taxes.

House

In 2022, credit unions across your state held a grand total of

 

in tax-free assets.

People

In your state credit unions paid $0 in federal income tax. Meanwhile,

Nurses paid:

Cashiers paid:

Teachers paid:

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Find out how community bankers can more effectively advocate for a level tax and regulatory playing field between tax-exempt credit unions and the community banking industry. Access your playbook today. You must be a member to access this content.

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