- DUES: JULY 1, IF A MEMBER BY JANUARY 31 OF CURRENT YEAR **extended for 2020 due to COVID-19
- NEW MEMBER DUES: 5 MONTHS AFTER MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE OR DECEMBER 15, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST
- DUES REDUCTION REQUESTS: MARCH BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
AOA RULE:One-quarter of dues must be received by March 31, or you will be dropped from AOA roster (and, therefore, VOA roster). If a doctor reinstates in the same year, the O.D. must pay AOA dues for the entire year.
|*Optometric Residence & Licensure, Years 1-6 -- Contact the VOA Office|
|70||686.15||Contact VOA||686.15 + AOA|
|71||457.43||Contact VOA||457.43 + AOA|
|72 & up||228.72||Contact VOA||228.72 + AOA|
- AOA/AOA military dues - 25% VOA active dues = 228.72 + AOA 972.00 = 1,200.72
- AOA only military dues - 25% active dues = 228.72
- Civil service dues - 50% VOA active dues = 457.43 + AOA 972.00 = 1,429.43
- Student member dues = 5.00
- Assoc member dues - 50% active dues = 457.43 VOA only
- Assoc optometric retired - 30% VOA active dues + AOA 100.00 = 374.46
- Assoc optometric disabled - 30% active dues = 566.06
- Dues waiver/extensions - must request in writing for board of trustee approval
- Dues reduction (partial practice) - must use dues reduction form with society approval to present for board of trustee approval.
DISCLOSURES: Dues, contributions or gifts to the VOA or AOA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business-related expenses subject to restrictions (federal definition of lobbying) imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. The non-deductible portion of your 2020 dues is as follows: 8.2% of your VOA dues and 7.5% of your AOA dues.
Please contact VOA office for dues reduction request form.