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  • Bi-Partisan, Bicameral HRA Legislation Introduced, Finally

    Jul 15, 2015

    Leaders in the Senate and House introduced bi-partisan legislation that would allow for small business, 49 or less employees, to provide for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) as a means to financially support their employees in the purchase of health insurance and/or other qualified medical expenses.

  • NASE Enthusiastically Supports HRA Legislation

    Dec 15, 2014

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to provide enthusiastic support for H.R. 5860, Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2014, which would allow for standalone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for small employers (with 49 employees or less). The bill was introduced by Representatives Boustany (R-LA) and Thompson (D-CA).

  • Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

    Oct 28, 2014

    With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.

  • NASE Leads Association Letter Expressing Disappointment on D.C. Council Action

    Jun 02, 2014

    On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the NASE along with American Independent Business Coalition, Council on Affordable Health Coverage, and Southern Consumers Alliance, sent a letter to the District of Columbia City Council expressing disappointment council's unanimous support PR20-0744 – Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014 on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

  • NASE Continues to Push for Comprehensive Tax Reform (NASE)

    Apr 09, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, the NASE submitted a statement to the House Small Business committee regarding their hearing on "The Biggest Tax Problems for Small Businesses."

  • NASE Comments on Technical Guidance Issued on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

    Mar 12, 2014

    Established in 2002, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Reimbursement Accounts are employer-funded, tax-advantaged employer health benefit plans that reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses and individual health insurance premiums. Health Reimbursement Accounts are funded solely by the employer, and cannot be funded through employee salary deductions.

  • NASE Member Charlie Arnold Testifies on ACA Impact on the Self-Employed

    Mar 06, 2014

    On Thursday, March 6, 2014, NASE Member Charlie Arnold provided testimony to the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce on a hearing titled "Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?"

  • NASE Comments on Crowdfunding Rules, Supports AEO Changes

    Feb 04, 2014

    On February 3, 2014, the National Association for the Self-Employed submitted a comment letter to the Securities and Exchanges Commission in support of recommendations made by the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to help finalize rules as it relates to Crowdfunding.

  • NASE Calls for Full Year of Open Enrollment & Delay of Individual Penalty

    Oct 30, 2013

    In a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, the National Association for the Self-Employed the the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, called on the U.S. Congress and the Administration to “immediately eliminate the open enrollment deadline and delay the individual mandate penalty for one-year.”

  • NASE Comments on Status of ACA Implementation

    Aug 02, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, respectfully submits this official statement for the record on the committee’s hearing relating to the status of the Affordable Care Act implementation held on Thursday, August 1, 2013. For the 22 million self-employed Americans, making up 78% of all small business in the United States, we appreciate the opportunity to contribute our voice and perspective to the national conversation regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

  • One Year Delay of Individual Mandate Supported by NASE

    Jul 17, 2013

    The NASE for many months has been critical of the readiness of Exchanges, both state-operated and federally-facilitated. The reality of the situation is that there is a significant amount of key information missing that would inform America’s smallest businesses and their employees, who purchase coverage in the individual health insurance market, as to how they would comply with the coverage requirements within the new health marketplaces.

  • NASE Supports Reforms to Flexible Spending Accounts

    May 16, 2013

    NASE joined several other organizations in a letter to Congress requesting changes to medical flexible spending accounts (FSA) "use-it or lose-it" rule.

  • Biz Talk with Josh Smith Radio Interview

    Apr 02, 2013

    NASE President & CEO Kristie Arlsan was on Biz Talk with Josh Smith to talk about the Home Office Deduction and Health Reform.

  • 20 Days Until Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    Mar 27, 2013

    As April 15th quickly approaches, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of its national public awareness initiative.

  • H.R. 886 Calls for Permanent Deduction to Health Insurance Deduction for Self-Employed

    Mar 20, 2013

    Legislation making permanent the health insurance deduction for the self-employed was introduced by Representatives Gerlach (R-PA) and Kind (D-WI) in February, today received the full support of the National Association for the Self-Employed in a letter to the two lawmakers.

  • Have a Home Office? The IRS May Offer a Streamlined Deduction for It (Washington Post)

    Jan 29, 2013

    NASE President & CEO Kristie Arslan was featured in the Washington Post's business column by syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary discussing the simplified Home Office Deduction.

  • What Micro-Businesses Want from Washington (Central Valley Business Times)

    Jan 22, 2013

    In an interview with the Central Valley Business Times, NASE President and CEO Kristie Arslan discussed the self-employed agenda in 2013 and concrete steps that President Obama and Congress can do to help the nation's smallest business.

  • Moving Forward with Small Business

    Jan 21, 2013

    On the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America’s small business community.

  • Learn More About the Simplified Home Office Deduction!

    Jan 18, 2013

    On Tuesday, January 5, 2013, the Department of Treasury announced that starting in the 2013 tax year, a new simplified deduction calculation would be available for those with a home office, used regularly and exclusively for business, resulting in a $1,500 standard deduction. Based on $5 per square foot calculation, that would cap the allowable space to 300 square feet.

  • From The President: News Flash!

    Mar 17, 2011

    First, there’s a new tax deduction available for self-employed business owners. If you qualify for the write-off and want to take it, you better act fast

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