The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that trademark specific franchisee associations are not entitled to tax exempt status under Federal tax law. However, as a Trademark chapter of the AAFD, your tax-exempt status is protected under the AAFD’s 501(c)(6) tax exemption.
The AAFD handles all of the financial responsibilities when it comes to running your Association. The AAFD accounting team handles all membership activity, cash management of your chapter funds, and financial reporting.
The AAFD will provide Templates for by-laws for your Association to adopt as their own. The purpose of the bylaws is to establish your Association’s management structure, procedures, and dispute resolution processes
Your AAFD team will work with you on building a strategy to keep members engaged, grow your membership and we will provide guidance and expertise to achieve your association goals.
Peer to Peer Networking
Network with your fellow franchise owners to solve problems and build your business. Support and promote the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards™ and legislative advocacy of franchisee causes.
AAFD provides a central headquarters, response to email and membership inquiries, database management, and a corporate mailing address
The AAFD is continuously negotiating quality co-branded programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Our Branded Programs offer substantial savings on the products and services that can help your business thrive
We are proud to offer a suite of Health Benefits to AAFD Members. You have access to multiple, comprehensive healthcare plans that offer a range of options for every budget. You can also participate in a Healthcare Savings Account and take advantage of the AAFDs Wellness Card, saving you money on prescriptions and medical visits.
Franchisee AAFD Membership Base Dues as low as $37/Monthy! (One Time Initiation Fee $95)