2017 Membership Dues Rates - Full Year

Membership Type NCOS AOA Total
Student $0.00 $35.00 (through AOSA) $35.00
Post-Graduate/Resident $0.00 $0.00 1st year; $35.00 2nd year $0.00 / $35.00
Year of Graduation $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1st Full Year Following Graduation $66.50 $92.60 $159.10
2nd Full Year Following Graduation $133.00 $185.20 $318.20
3rd Full Year Following Graduation $332.50 $463.00 $795.50
4th Full Year Following Graduation $498.75 $694.50 $1,193.25
Active (5th Full Year and Thereafter) $665.00 $926.00 $1,591.00
Partial Practice $399.00 $555.60 $954.60
Associate $100.00 $0.00 $100.00
Retired with AOA Benefits $0.00 $100.00 $100.00
Retired without AOA Benefits $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Life $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Additional Information:
  • Dues are prorated based on the month you join.
  • Rates are based on good standing with the NCOS and AOA and are subject to change if you have any outstanding dues.
  • Dues are combined and paid to the NCOS on an annual, bi-annual, quarterly or monthly basis. The NCOS then pays the AOA on the your behalf.
  • A portion of your dues may be tax deductible**.
**Contributions or gifts to the North Carolina State Optometric Society, Inc. ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. The North Carolina State Optometric Society, Inc. estimates that the non-deductible portion of your State Society 2017 dues, the portion that is allocable to lobbying and political activities, is 55%.

Contributions or gifts to the AOA ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. The AOA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your AOA 2017 dues, the portion that is allocable to lobbying and political activities, is 13.5%.



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