SelfInformed

February 2013

  • Starting Over

    Feb 04, 2013

    Career setbacks and restarts can be particularly challenging for the self-employed. Rather than just focusing on updating one’s resume and strategizing on whom to send it to, the self-employed often have to reinvent their brand, find a new way of doing business and uncover a fresh customer base. This can be a gut-wrenching process requiring a lot of introspection, faith, courage, and above all, confidence. Learn from the stories of three NASE Members who weren't afraid to reboot their businesses.

  • Ask The Experts: 1099 Forms, NASE Dues Deductibility

    Feb 04, 2013

    Q: I'm filing 1099 forms for independent contractors that I worked with this year. Can I complete the forms myself or do I need to pay a service to do it for me? Q: Can I deduct my NASE Membership dues on my taxes?

  • Member Spotlight: Lifelong Learner

    Feb 04, 2013

    Elizabeth Power has been an NASE Member since 2004. She owns EPower & Associates, Inc., in Nashville, Tenn.

  • 2013: Paychecks Will Be a Little Lighter

    Feb 04, 2013

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. While the Act avoided hitting many self-employed Americans with higher income tax rates (individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less than $450,000 will see their income tax rates remain the same), those with income exceeding those levels will see their tax liability increase to a rate of 39.6 percent. In addition all Americans will see their paychecks a little lighter in 2013 due to expiring tax holidays and two new health reform law-related taxes.