NASE News

  • NASE Statement on GOP Plan to Replace the ACA

    Mar 07, 2017

    With news that House Republications have offered their first blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement:

  • Obamacare coverage freed her to start a business. Now she’s worried about repeal. (Miami Herald)

    Mar 02, 2017

    With two daughters heading to college, Suzanne Boyd was ready to take her fledgling business to the next level and make it her full-time career. Boyd had run a special-events business for years on a part-time schedule that fit around her other responsibilities — driving the kids to and from school, helping them with homework, preparing meals and keeping up the family home in Cooper City.

  • Tax Changes Every American Should Know Before Filing This Year’s Tax Returns

    Mar 02, 2017

    Millions of American small businesses and taxpayers only have a little over a month before the deadline on April 18th to file this year’s tax returns. In preparation, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes and adjustments to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns and ways to reduce their tax liability.

  • Small Business Community Reacts to Trump’s Health Care & Economy

    Feb 28, 2017

    As President Trump Addresses a Joint Session of Congress, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement applauding the optimistic tone of strengthening health care and the economy, while urging the president to work with Congress on legislation:

  • Legislative Outlook: An Unpredictable Year

    Feb 28, 2017

    The self-employed saw 2016 end on a positive note when a federal judge indefinitely delayed enforcement of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The rule would have required employers to begin paying overtime to certain employees earning less than $47,476 a year, a considerable increase from the current $23,660 threshold. The impact of this rule would be highly damaging to a large percentage of small business owners already struggling to manage their bottom lines. The court’s decision confirms that our elected officials, even in the aftermath of a toxic election cycle, are well aware of the need to protect the economic viability of small businesses.

  • Do I Need a CPA

    Feb 28, 2017

    Q: I am in my second year as a small business owner and I am still not sure if I am required to use a CPA to do my tax return. What is my best option? A: Your question is a great one and one that should be answered before you do anything else related to completing your annual income tax return. As a CPA myself, I certainly don’t want to talk you out of using a professional but it is my concerted opinion that almost all of us are capable of preparing our own tax return.

  • 2016 Growth Grant Winners

    Feb 28, 2017

    With 2016 in the rear view mirror, we thought we would take one last opportunity to recognize all of our outstanding Growth Grant winners from last year. It is with great members like you that we are able to support initiatives such as this, so a big THANK YOU from the NASE staff.

  • NASE Testifies To House Small Business Committee On Health Care Reform

    Feb 28, 2017

    On Tuesday, February 7, NASE’s President and CEO Keith Hall testified to the House Small Business Committee on what our members want and need to see from any health care reform efforts. Under the title, “Reimagining the Health Care Marketplace for America’s Small Businesses,” Mr. Hall focused on three key areas: quality, accessibility, and affordability.