NASE Advocacy Efforts

Know Your Self-Employed Rights

Through NASE, the self-employed and micro-businesses have a powerful voice representing their interests. NASE has a strong track record of advocating for its Members on Capitol Hill.

  • Learn More About the Marketplace Fairness Act and Share Your Thoughts

    May 13, 2013

    On Monday, May 6, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, by a vote of 69-27 (with four Senators not voting). Requiring catalog and internet merchants to collect and remit sales tax to states. The legislation exempts those companies whose revenue does not exceed $1 million in internet sales.

  • In IRS Comment Letter, NASE Supports the Simplified Home Office Deduction

    Apr 16, 2013

    In response to the IRS's request for comment on the simplified home office deduction, the NASE enthusiastically supported the proposed change.

  • NASE Provides Critical Feedback to Small Business Tax Reform Discussion Draft

    Apr 15, 2013

    In a April 15th letter to Chairman Camp, Congressman Buchanan, and Congresswoman Schwartz, the NASE was critical but encouraging towards the reform efforts.

  • NASE Shares Frustration in Continued Delays on Implementation of the JOBS Act

    Apr 15, 2013

    On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the House Small Business subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations held a hearing on the implementation of the JOBS Act, which has been significantly delayed due to regulatory inaction, the NASE submitted an official Statement of the Record expressing our exacerbation on the lack of action.

  • NASE Provides Comment on Small Business Hearing Focused on Tax Reform

    Apr 15, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) respectfully submits this official statement for the record on today’s hearing, “Small Business Tax Reform: Growth Through Simplicity.”

  • 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.

  • NASE Comments on ACA Tax Provisions: Highlights Lack of Options for SE

    Mar 20, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) respectfully submits this official statement for the record on the Subcommittee on Oversight’s hearing held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For the 22 million self-employed Americans (78% of all small business in the United States), we continue to voice the same concerns we have had on the tax-related provisions included in the Affordable Care Act and their impact on America’s smallest businesses, the self-employed.

  • 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.

  • NASE Formally Requests Hearing on Small Business Tax Bill (H.R. 6102)

    Jul 30, 2012

    This afternoon, the National Association for the Self-Employed formally requested a hearing on H.R. 6102, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012, by the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax and Select Revenue.

  • NASE Urges Members to Call Elected Officials to Support S. 2050 and H.R. 6102

    Jul 17, 2012

    The NASE in conjunction with its #TheSelfEmployedMatter Twitter campaign is encouraging its members to contact their U.S. Senators and urge them to support S. 2050 and their Member of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 6102.