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Press Releases

Dear Congress, Please Take It Easy On The Small-Business Owner

A self-employed taxpayer, who files the Form 1040 with corresponding Schedule C, will spend nearly 60 hours and $440 dollars to complete the return, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

May 08, 2009

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Consumer Credit Card Protections Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that one-fifth of those carrying credit card debt pay an interest rate above 20 percent.

May 06, 2009

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Senate Confirms Sebelius as HHS Secretary

As conversations on swine flu and health care reform heat up, the final vacancy in Present Obama's Cabinet, the secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been filled.

Apr 29, 2009

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Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA

With Tax Day next week, is your return gathering dust in your home office? The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has one piece of advice – take a deep breath.

Apr 06, 2009

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Ramped Up Task Force Could Focus On Micro-Business Tax Compliance

The Obama Administration recently announced its plans to step up the search for non compliant taxpayers as one method for offsetting a massive budget designed to help shore up economic losses for the nation.

Apr 03, 2009

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NASE Highlights Need For Comprehensive Health Reform

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) joins business owners, organizations, educators and others who are banding together to raise awareness

Mar 25, 2009

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NASE Lauds Home Office Deduction Simplification Act

Business owners who work out of an office in their homes could save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year. Legislation introduced by Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR)

Mar 21, 2009

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House Members Work For Tax Fairness For Self-Employed

Recently introduced federal legislation would level the playing field for 21 million self-employed Americans by ending a significant double-digit disparity in taxes...

Mar 20, 2009

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Tax Resource Center: Interactive Tax Calculators, Schedule C Planning Tool And More

With about six weeks left to go before Tax Day, many entrepreneurs are in the thick of working to meet the April 15th tax deadline. Micro-businesses – those with 10 or fewer employees – routinely rely on timesaving tax assistance provided by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) through the online Q &A TaxTalk program. Now, the NASE’s new Tax Resource Center makes it less complicated for businesses to file their return with easy-to-use tools that are written in plain English.

Mar 15, 2009

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Premium Costs A Barrier To Insurance For Micro-Business

High health insurance premiums and other health care costs are forcing many small businesses owners to go without health insurance.

Mar 10, 2009

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NASE Takes Tax Advice To Micro-Business Owners' Communities

When it comes to navigating business taxes, micro-business owners need easy-to-understand, reliable resources that can help them file.

Mar 10, 2009

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Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

The federal government reports that 70-80% of all new jobs are created by small businesses – congratulations to the nation’s self-employed for being major contributors to the economy! The question is, by hiring additional workers, are micro-businesses (those with 10 or fewer employees) actually creating more paperwork for themselves?

Feb 27, 2009

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Main Street Businesses Receive Nod In Stimulus Bill

President Barack Obama recently signed his first major piece of legislation since taking office – a $787 billion economic recovery package that morphed from an idea to a bill on the president’s desk in about a month and a half. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, it contains over $290 billion in aid for states, provisions for energy efficient technology, increased benefits for the unemployed, spending on infrastructure and more.

Feb 20, 2009

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Micro-Businesses Turn To Federal Outreach Programs

The self-employed are speaking out about their support for federal small business programs and hoping the Obama Administration is listening. In a recent online poll by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), an overwhelming majority of business owners (80%) want the new president to improve and expand existing federal small business programs.

Feb 18, 2009

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NASE Supports Introduction Of Small Business CHOICE Act Of 2009

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) commends the introduction of the Small Business “Cooperative for Healthcare Options to Improve Coverage for Employees Act of 2009” (Small Business “CHOICE” Act). The bi-partisan health care legislation would increase access to comprehensive health insurance and help alleviate the instability of insurance premium costs.

Feb 09, 2009

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NASE To Congress: Health Care Costs For Micro-Business Must Be Addressed

As discussions on health reform progress in the 111th Congress and within the Obama Administration, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is speaking out about how the ability of micro-business owners to obtain quality coverage rests on two key components: affordability and choice. The cost of health coverage for micro-businesses plays a significant role in why so many self-employed business owners go without or purchase a minimum coverage policy.

Feb 05, 2009

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House Passes Obama’s $819 Billion Stimulus Package

In the first legislative success during his short tenure in office, the U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s sweeping economic stimulus plan, largely along party lines. The bill, the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), includes $524 billion in spending and $275 billion in tax cuts, among other expenditures.

Feb 02, 2009

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The NASE’s Top Small Business Tax Tips

Whether gathering documents and forms, studying receipts or working through math calculations, entrepreneurs are getting ready for April 15th one step at a time. It’s a good idea, says the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), because getting a jump on the filing season leaves more time to double-check forms and calculations and ensure all eligible credits and deductions have been taken.

Jan 28, 2009

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Micro-Grant Program Awards Over $85,000 to NASE Members In 2008

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) awarded $85,772 in business grants to its members in 2008, bringing the program total to over $350,000 in awards since 2006. Seventeen NASE Members, ranging from a property preservation company to a creative bureau, received a grant from the association this year.

Jan 23, 2009

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2008 Tax Changes Include Self-Employment Tax Modification

Prior to preparation of the 2008 tax forms, micro-business and the self-employed should be aware of a few tax law changes, including an increase in retirement savings opportunities and self-employment tax modifications.

Jan 12, 2009

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