NASE News

  • Disaster or protection? Investor rule Trump delayed starts June 9 (Palm Beach Post)

    May 24, 2017

    One business group called the survival of a proposed retirement investment rule “disastrous” this week, blasting the Trump administration. A consumer group says just the opposite — that it keeps alive the hope investment advisers and companies won’t be allowed to put their “profits ahead of your retirement security.”

  • NASE Statement on Fiduciary Rule Decision

    May 23, 2017

    With news that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will allow the fiduciary rule to take effect June 9, 2017, 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:

  • This Obama-era retirement rule survived Trump (CNN Money)

    May 23, 2017

    Despite early opposition from the Trump administration, an Obama-era retirement rule is going forward. The so-called fiduciary rule will roll out on June 9, Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta wrote in an opinion article in The Wall Street Journal.

  • NASE Statement on House Health Care Vote

    May 04, 2017

    As the House of Representatives votes on the American Health Care Act, 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:

  • Managing Social Media

    Apr 29, 2017

    About ten years ago, Facebook introduced business pages, providing companies of all sizes a cost-effective platform for promoting themselves, attracting new clients and delivering customer care. Entrepreneurs flocked to set up Facebook pages, a communications channel opening them to previously unimaginable potential customers. Experts championed new platforms like Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as leveling the marketing playing field for entrepreneurs. But if you asked an entrepreneur today their opinions about social media, you might find their responses decidedly mixed.

  • Tax Return Timeline

    Apr 29, 2017

    Q: I heard that I don’t have to file my tax return by April 18 so that I have more time to get the money together. How does that work? A: The information that you heard is part correct and part incorrect. Individual taxpayers can certainly request more time to file their tax return and, in fact, the approval for the extension is automatic. Simply complete IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return and mail to the IRS by to April 18th, 2017. The extension will provide an extra six months to complete the forms and file your final income tax return.

  • Capturing Self-Employment

    Apr 29, 2017

    Matthew Bernier is the owner of Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth located in Tucson, Arizona. Matthew started his business after taking pictures at a holiday party in a photo booth and enjoying the experience. From that, he did some research and ended up creating a company to be a premium photo booth option for those who wanted professional results without the eyesore of a typical photo booth or photographer setup.

  • The Dust Settles

    Apr 29, 2017

    On Thursday, March 23, Republican Leadership pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from being considered by the House of Representatives, citing that they did not have the support of the Republican Caucus, specifically, the influential Freedom Caucus who continued to withhold their support even after numerous concessions had been granted.