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  • Freelancers Make More Money and Are Just Better People (Streetwise)

    Oct 20, 2015

    Freelancers say they are making more money than their office-job counterparts, according to a new report. The survey results may only tell part of the story, but even if freelancers who work from home are making less than their full-time counterparts, they appear to be getting something else that full-time workers don't: Freelancers are more positive and they say they're more likely to vote.

  • Q&A with Katie Wonnenberg of the NASE (CQ Roll Call)

    Sep 25, 2015

    As vice president for government relations and public affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), Katie Wonnenberg leads the association’s federal advocacy and communication strategy in representing the 23 million self-employed and micro-businesses across the country. In today’s Q&A, she discusses key advocacy strategies she’s employed at NASE, including how best to keep members motivated when it seems like nothing is happening on Capitol Hill.

  • Self-Employment in the U.S. (C-SPAN)

    Sep 08, 2015

    NASE's President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Hall sat down with C-SPAN to talk about policy issues affecting self-employed workers in the U.S.

  • NASE Op-Ed: Ensuring the Healthcare System Works for All

    Aug 12, 2015

    The United States Supreme Court’s recent, historic decision in King v. Burwell, upholding the right of federal premium assistance, guaranteed millions of Americans the right to keep their healthcare. Last month’s ruling, along with the previous 2012 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, was a profound victory for the ideal that healthcare should be a right of all Americans – rich or poor, individual or small business owner. These decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court mark the existence – and importance -- of the nation’s new healthcare system by keeping the law in tact and establishing a precedent for future debates regarding healthcare in America.

  • Katie Vlietstra on Policies Affecting the Self-Employed (C-SPAN)

    Jul 13, 2015

    NASE's Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Katie Vlietstra featured on C-SPAN.

  • Leading Advocate for the Self-Employed Community Releases Tax Filing Tips (The Network Journal)

    Apr 06, 2015

    The April 15th tax filing deadline is around the corner, but small business owners and self-employed workers still have some time to read up on last minute tax tips and learn about the most forgotten deductions for the self-employed community. Today, TNJ.com spoke to Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), to bring you advice on filing for your micro-business.

  • Last Minute Tax Advice for the Self-Employed (Fox Business)

    Apr 03, 2015

    Every tax paying American knows April 15 is the deadline to file your federal income tax return, but do you know about this year’s tax code changes that can have a big effect on your 2014 tax return and your wallet?

  • Obama administration delays another health care rule for small businesses (Washington Post)

    Feb 19, 2015

    In the latest in a long string of delays in enforcing the rules under the health care overhaul, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that they will wait until summer to start enforcing financial penalties on small businesses that provide so-called Health Reimbursement Arrangements to their employees.

  • Treasury Delays Enforcement of Standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangement Ban (Accounting Today)

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it would delay enforcement of an Affordable Care Act prohibition relating to standalone health reimbursement arrangements until July 1. A standalone HRA is an employer-provided benefit that offers participants a spending account to reimburse them for qualified medical expenses. However, in light of the ACA’s ban against health plans with an annual dollar limit on essential benefits, standalone HRAs have been deemed impermissible.

  • Tax Outlook, A Narrow Window, Little Consensus Suggest Status Quo in Tax Policy (DTN The Progressive Farmer)

    Feb 06, 2015

    Tax reform is the Holy Grail of Capitol Hill. It's practically unattainable, but that doesn't keep a lot of people from searching for it. Politicians are talking about tax reform again this year in Washington. That talk, however, largely has been past each other. President Barack Obama suggested some changes that were immediately derided, while Congressional leaders offered other reform possibilities that the president's team disdains.

  • Survey: Majority of small business owners want to decrease their current health care premiums (NJ Biz)

    Feb 02, 2015

    The majority of small business owners responding to a new survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed ranked “decreasing monthly premiums” as the major thing they would change about their current health care plan.

  • Bid to Lower Corporate Tax Rate Stirs Backlash From Business (Bloomberg)

    Jan 13, 2015

    Many Democrats and Republicans, including new House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, agree that they will try to reduce the 35 percent corporate tax rate and curb business tax breaks to help pay for it. They’ll leave individual rates alone to avoid a politically charged fight.

  • 2015 health plans: It’s crunch time to select

    Dec 15, 2014

    The self-employed are finding it easier to buy health insurance on their own because of the Affordable Care Act, as are workers looking to leave corporate life. But as the 2015 enrollment season ramps up, many of them must weigh new trade-offs between cost and coverage.

  • NASE Releases Top Five Benefits (Small Business Opportunities)

    Nov 26, 2014

    Ahead of this week’s Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, unveiled five top member benefits to help entrepreneurs start and grown their businesses.

  • Finding Common Ground for the Small-Business Community (Roll Call)

    Nov 26, 2014

    The midterm elections mean a Republican majority with a vastly different congressional agenda. As many anticipate this new set of legislative priorities, there’s much discussion around the potential for a “grand bargain.” Polls have consistently shown Republican and Democratic voters overwhelmingly united on one key issue — growing America’s economy.