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    May 12, 2014

    The hashtag #SmallBiz is buzzing around the Twittersphere for National Small Business Week. May 12 through May 16 is dedicated to saluting the 23 million super-small businesses around the country. Supporting America’s entrepreneurial spirit, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), an advocate for small business owners, is launching a series of #SmallBiz events in four major cities!

  • Encouraging Self-Employment Should Be a Focal Point of the New Small Business Administrator (Huffington Post)

    Apr 18, 2014

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) is our nation's direct link between the administration and America's small business community. The agency provides benefits such as advocacy and support, loans and access to capital and entrepreneurial development to ensure the small business community continues to move our economy forward.

  • 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."

  • Local business owner shares concerns about Affordable Care Act (Cape Gazette)

    Mar 19, 2014

    Charlie Arnold of Lewes accepts the fact that President Obama's Affordable Care Act is law, and he's going to abide by it. The problem he has now is that the law is confusing to understand, difficult to implement, and there seems to be a bias

  • Tax Changes with Keith Hall (First Business)

    Mar 17, 2014

    Keith Hall, the President of the National Association for the Self-Employed explains the tax changes small business owners need to be aware of.

  • Tax Filing Tips and Updates for Californians (Rocklin and Roseville Today)

    Mar 17, 2014

    As the California public, including thousands of small business owners in the state, prepare to file their 2013 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), a leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.

  • Committee explores ACA’s impact on self-employed individuals (The Ripon Advance)

    Mar 11, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act’s impact on self-employed business owners was the topic of a House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce hearing last week. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the subcommittee, said self-employed business owners have faced higher insurance costs, smaller provider networks and coverage confusion since implementation of the ACA.

  • Tips For Coping With New Tax Rules (INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY)

    Mar 07, 2014

    With tax season under way, you're scratching your head, trying to figure out how to cope with higher levies facing taxpayers on 2013 returns and how to plan for 2014. One key to tackling this problem is to think of the new rules as different aspects of the same challenge. The taxes differ from one another, and higher tax rates kick in at various income thresholds. But the solution is the same for several of them.

  • House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Hearing (Insurance News Net)

    Mar 07, 2014

    Chairman Hanna, Ranking Member Meng, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity today to offer the self-employed's perspective on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to share with you its impact on those of us trying each and every day to keep our businesses afloat so that we can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

  • Taking the Home Office Deduction? Read This (Fox Business)

    Feb 21, 2014

    The IRS says it is making it easier this year to file the home-office deduction. Instead of filling out the long and complicated form 8829 as in the past, taxpayers can now take a standard deduction, according to the IRS. The standard deduction is equal to the square footage of the home office multiplied by $5 for a maximum deduction of $1,500.

  • Tax 411: Five things every small business owner needs to know about filing taxes this year (NY Daily News)

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's no picnic being a small business owner this time of the year. Yes, it's tax season for small firms, too - time to gather up those receipts and bank statements to make sure you get all the deductions you are entitled to. Here are five things small business owners need to know:

  • Deducting for a home office can be streamlined this year (SFGate)

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's not often that something in the tax code gets easier, which makes the new simplified home office deduction noteworthy. Starting with 2013 tax returns, people who work from home have the option of deducting up to $1,500 worth of housing-related expenses in one line on their tax return. Or they can use the old option, which involves filling a complex 43-line form (8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home).

  • Midsize firms get reprieve on Obamacare (Business Record)

    Feb 12, 2014

    Small businesses will have more time to comply with the employer mandate requirements of the federal health care overhaul, the Obama administration announced Monday. Under final regulations issued by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, businesses that employ between 50 and 99 full-time workers will have until January 2016 to comply with the employer mandate to provide health insurance, Accounting Today reported.

  • Small businesses react to CBO report on ObamaCare (Fox Business)

    Feb 11, 2014

    Katie Vlietstra, NASE's Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs goes on Fox Business to discuss the CBO report and what it means for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • Yet Another Delay for Obamacare, Until January 2016 (Small Business Trends)

    Feb 11, 2014

    We’re at the point where we’ll soon need a spreadsheet to keep track of all the changes to Obamacare. This afternoon the Obama Administration once again delayed a provision of the Affordable Care Act.