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Small-Business Groups Parse Tax Deal (Wall Street Journal)

President Obama's newly proposed tax package is being praised, though with cautious optimism, by several of the nation's most prominent small-business advocacy groups.

Dec 08, 2010

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The Small Business Case for Extending Tax Cuts (Huffington Post)

Congress has important work to finish before the 111th Congress comes to a close. Much of its agenda includes priorities that are critical to the nation's smallest businesses.

Dec 08, 2010

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NASE on The Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC)

Kristie Arlsan, executive director at the NASE, discusses small business’ struggle to survive.

Oct 10, 2010

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The Myth About Small Businesses (CQ Politics)

Kristie Arslan, the executive director of the National Association for the Self-Employed, welcomed several provisions in the new law, especially a temporary deduction from payroll taxes of health insurance expenses for the self-employed. That's a provision her group had been seeking for nearly a decade.

Oct 02, 2010

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A New Tax Break For The Self-Employed (NY Times)

The National Association for the Self-Employed said it expected that the new provision would save self-employed business owners anywhere from $456 to $968, on average. It based those numbers on the average premiums paid by single individuals and families.

Sep 29, 2010

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Arslan: Congress Can Rev Up Engine Of Economy (Roll Call)

Conventional wisdom used to hold that what’s good for General Motors is good for the country. While an American automaker may no longer be the face of our economy, our economic and employment policy often blindly assumes that large employers are the primary drivers of growth.

Sep 20, 2010

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Commentary: Legislation Provides Needed Tax Breaks, Funding For Small Business (Capital Business)

Last week, President Obama proposed to spur job growth in small businesses through an extension of a tax credit used when they spend money on research and innovation in the United States. While this is a step in the right direction, it will do little to help our constituents -- the self-employed.

Sep 13, 2010

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Own a Small Business? Say Hello to Your New Best Friend: IRS Form 1099 (Huffington Post)

Found deep within the new health reform law is a little known provision that will increase tax regulation on all of America's businesses beginning in 2012. Who will be hardest hit? You got it...small business.

Jul 19, 2010

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Senate Wakes Up and Pays Attention to Small Business (Huffington Post)

On the eve of expiration for a number of key small business tax deductions and with the Small Business Administration running out of funding for small business loans, the U.S. Senate finally wakes up and begins to pay attention to small business.

Jul 13, 2010

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America's Self-Employed: Not So "Bunny" (Huffington Post)

The Administration talks a good game about supporting small businesses while quietly issuing backdoor rules and regulations that pull the rug out from under our entrepreneurs.

Jun 14, 2010

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MSNBC's report on Small Business Week featuring Kristie Arslan from the NASE discussing the 1099 issue. Passed under the health care law is a provision that would require the self-employed to issue additional 1099 forms to the IRS. This applies to every tansaction over $600 to a service provider or vendor.

Jun 07, 2010

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New Tax Changes For Self-Employed (

As the April 15 income tax filing deadline approaches, the top tax expert at the National Association for the Self-Employed offers his best advice for business people who work for themselves.

Mar 18, 2010

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