Associate members shall be an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or any other legal entity or business, interested in, or providing services to the land title insurance industry except (1) a licensed title insurance agent currently employed by or associated with a title insurance agency, (2) a title insurance agency or (3) a title insurance company. Associate Members shall include, but are not limited to, attorneys-at-law, public recording officers, licensed land surveyors, officers or employees of lending institutions, members of the Board of Realtors, and such other individuals or entities which serve the land title industry. Associate memberships are purchased by the primary contact of the parent company and all employees of the company can benefit from the membership purchased by the company. Employees are not required to purchase a separate membership.
Associate Members are not limited to the number of employees who can receive benefits.
Membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. In accordance with IRC Sec 6033, VLTA estimates that 20% of your dues are not deductible because of VLTA’s lobbying activities on behalf of its members.