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  • Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Health Insurance Deduction Permanent

    Jul 13, 2012

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is enthusiastic in its support of H.R. 6102, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012, introduced by Representative Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and cosponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), which provides for a permanent deduction for several key small-business tax deductions, including the health insurance deduction for the self-employed, NASE’s signature legislative priority.

  • Statement: One-Year Tax Extension Continues Short-Sighted Policy

    Jul 09, 2012

    Today, President Barack Obama announced he will support a 1-year tax cut extension for earners making $250,000 or less, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) reacted today with weariness over one more temporary fix in the tax code.

  • Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

    Jul 02, 2012

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed and micro-businesses are concerned as to the impact the law will have on their health care budgets when the law goes into full effect in 2014. Nearly 900 self-employed and micro-business owners responded to the survey released within hours of the Supreme Court ruling.

  • Supreme Court Decision Does Not Alleviate Concerns For The Self-Employed

    Jun 28, 2012

    After much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court has reached a decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The NASE continues to maintain its original concern that the health care law does little to address the affordability of coverage for America’s largest employment sector, the self-employed.

  • High Gas Prices Still Hurting Self-Employed Business Owners

    Jun 19, 2012

    With gas and energy prices hitting highs in the past few months, the self-employed are cutting back their business activity, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

  • New Data Shows Many Self-Employed Believe the Cost of Health Care Coverage Will Go Up Under the Affordable Care Act

    Jun 12, 2012

    As the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court for a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed are weighing in on the impact of the law on their business. According to a national survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the greatest opposition to the new law among the self-employed is seen among those who are the most familiar with it.

  • Legislation To Improve Health Savings Accounts Moving Through Congress

    May 31, 2012

    As the House Committee on Ways & Means prepares to mark up recently introduced health care access bills, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to announce its support for H.R. 5842, Restoring Access to Medications Act and H.R. 5858, a bill to improve Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

  • National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th

    May 20, 2012

    More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The NASE is teaming up with the SBA for the 11th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week.

  • NASE 2012 Member Council

    May 10, 2012

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to announce the 2012 Member Council, which met in Washington, D.C. May 2nd -4th. The council’s purpose is to serve as a sounding board for NASE leadership regarding programs, services and benefits that could help make NASE Membership an even greater value to micro-business owners and the self-employed.

  • NASE To Congress: Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts

    Apr 26, 2012

    Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the exploration of expiring tax cut for small business owners. The NASE took this opportunity to submit a statement for the record regarding the importance of the continuity of these tax benefits.

  • JOBS Act To Be Signed By President Obama

    Apr 05, 2012

    Today, President Obama will sign H.R. 3606, the bipartisan JOBS Act, a package of bills aimed at supporting small business and start-up growth. In a rare bipartisan moment, Senate and House leaders moved relatively quickly to pass the act after President Obama acknowledged his support of the package during his State of the Union speech in January.

  • Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA

    Apr 02, 2012

    Small-business owners who have put off doing their 2011 tax return so far this year have less than a week until Tax Day. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has one piece of advice – don’t panic.

  • Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

    Mar 20, 2012

    “Sadly, our survey re-enforces the idea that economic recovery is slow going and that 70% of survey respondents believe that current state of the economy has either shown no improvement or has worsened in the last 12 months,” stated Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for NASE.

  • NASE Statement on House Passed JOBS Bill

    Mar 08, 2012

    “The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) applauds the overwhelmingly bi-partisan approval of The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” this afternoon,” stated NASE President and CEO Kristie Arslan, “We hope that the United State Senate will address this important package of bills swiftly and continue to support small businesses.”

  • Tax Time: Deducting The Business Use Of Your Automobile

    Feb 27, 2012

    Business expenses come with the territory when you are an entrepreneur. Some expenses, however, can be easy to miss come tax time because they do not show up in your business checkbook.

  • NASE Statement On President Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan

    Feb 22, 2012

    "Today’s joint proposal by the White House and the Department of Treasury announcing recommendations for business tax reform must be called what it truly is, corporate tax reform exclusive to major corporations and large employers." Read the rest of the NASE's statement here.

  • The President’s Budget and The Self-Employed Agenda: A First Step, But More Steps Are Needed

    Feb 21, 2012

    The President’s proposed FY 2013 budget request released last week includes several initiatives of interest to the nation’s 22 million self-employed and at least one of the items on the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Self-Employed Agenda.

  • Congress Close To Agreement On Payroll Tax Extension

    Feb 17, 2012

    Congress is coming out ahead of this month’s payroll tax extension, currently set to expire at the end of February. Senate and House conference committee members have agreed to a 10-month extension of the payroll tax deduction.

  • Small Business Startup Bill Introduced In House

    Feb 15, 2012

    The House has introduced another piece of legislation for future self-employed individuals. The Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act of 2012 makes permanent the deduction for startups at $10,000. If left to expire, the deduction reduces to $5,000.

  • Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

    Feb 14, 2012

    The self-employed contribute a mighty portion to the U.S. economy – nearly $1 trillion. There is no question that they are helping create jobs by growing and hiring new workers. The question is, by hiring additional workers, are micro-businesses (those with 10 or fewer employees) actually creating more paperwork for themselves?

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