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The NASE was founded in 1981 to provide day-to-day support, including direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that traditionally had been available only to large corporations. Today the NASE represents hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, and is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of its kind in the United States.

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About NASE

The NASE was founded in 1981 to provide day-to-day support, including direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that traditionally had been available only to large corporations. Today the NASE represents hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, and is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of its kind in the United States.

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Washington Watch - February 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Budget Showdown In Congress

This week, President Obama released his FY 2012 budget, but Congress has its eye on extending the 2011 CR (Continuing Resolution), set to expire in March. Last year, Congress was unable to agree on a FY 2011 budget, so we are currently running on a temporary one through March 4th (the CR).

Last week, House Republicans released their version of the CR that would cut around $60 billion from the budget. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) attempted to put forth an amendment earlier this week that would strip the health care law of funding in its entirety, however, House rules do not allow lawmakers to alter spending bills in that manner. The Republican cuts that were approved went to certain new programs created under the health care law, such as community health centers, as well as a denial for spending increases for current agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

The House-version of the CR, with its new amendments is not set to reach the Senate until the week of Feb. 28th. At that point, the legislative body will offer its own language and volley back to the House for further consideration. The Congress will probably pass a CR that lasts for a few weeks before an agreement can be reached on a longer term CR, which would fund the government through September.


Quick Look: House Small Biz Committee Holds Hearing On The State of the Small Business Economy

On Wednesday, February 16, the House Small Business Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled Putting Americans Back to Work: The State of the Small Business Economy.

During the hearing, the Committee will examine tax, regulatory and health care policies that are inhibiting small business job creation and economic growth.  We expect this hearing will set the stage for future Committee debates on the most pertinent obstacles that are impeding entrepreneurs’ ability to strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work.

Stayed tuned to NASE's Washington Watch for details on the outcome of this hearing.


Mass. Biz Owners: Trying To Navigate Your Business Taxes?

Let the National Association for the Self-Employed and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center help you navigate your micro-business taxes. This small-group, two-hour seminar offers close access to a CPA specializing in taxes affecting the self-employed.

Register here: http://www.salemstate.edu/sbdc

  • Find hidden deductions
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  • Get a FREE copy of “Schedule C: from A to Z, the Sole Proprietor’s Guide to Tax Savings”

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