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  • 2009 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

    Jan 13, 2010

    Prior to preparing 2009 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a few tax law changes, including adjustments to the standard mileage rate and the self-employment tax.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed and UnitedHealthcare Forge Alliance To Offer Quality, Cost-Effective Personal Health Insurance Choices in 20 States

    Jan 13, 2010

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and UnitedHealthcare’s Golden Rule Insurance Company have teamed up to offer new personal health insurance choices to entrepreneurs, micro-business owners and other self-employed businesspeople in 20 states and Washington, D.C.

  • Micro-Business Owners Year In Review

    Dec 31, 2009

    The self-employed and micro-business owners continued to plan for business, educational and personal success in 2009. During that time, the NASE continued to be a resource for these businesses as they navigated the stormy waters of the nation’s economy with advice on survival and even success.

  • NASE Members Receive $40,000 In Business Development Grants

    Dec 30, 2009

    Micro-business owners received a financial boost to their business in the fourth quarter, thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Business Development Grant Program. These NASE Members, with businesses as varied as an environmental consulting firm and an accounting firm, were awarded a total of $41,500 for their businesses.

  • NASE Opposes Senate Health Reform Bill

    Dec 22, 2009

    Health reform legislation continues to inch toward passage as the Senate works to get home for the holidays. Unfortunately, they have missed one key segment of the population in the crafting of this bill – the self-employed.

  • Health Reform Update: Senate Debates Cost-Saver For Self-Employed

    Dec 15, 2009

    Democratic Senators Mary Landrieu (La.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Evan Bayh (Ind.) and Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) have introduced Tax Equity for the Self-Employed amendment (S. AMDT # 3013), which would allow sole proprietors to deduct as a business expense 50% of their health premium costs. This amendment is under consideration by the Senate for inclusion in the health reform package.

  • NASE National Tax Advisor To Congress: Support Extending Tax Incentives For Small Biz

    Dec 11, 2009

    When appearing before Congress, NASE National Tax Advisor and Certified Public Accountant, Keith Hall, has one piece of advice for lawmakers – in order to continue growing and creating jobs, small businesses need to be able to count on a number of tax incentives

  • Micro-Businesses Attend Kickoff Of “White House To Main Street” Series

    Dec 09, 2009

    Dale Schaffer of Bethlehem, Pa. is the co-owner of Elysian Fields Specialty Florals. He was part of a group of NASE members that were invited by the Obama Administration to attend the event at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown. Here's what he had to say...

  • NASE Supports Activities, Goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Nov 23, 2009

    Young people in 85 countries had the opportunity to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators this month through Global Entrepreneurship Week. Organizers aimed to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, and to allow them to join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things.

  • Health Reform: More Of The Same From House Lawmakers

    Nov 10, 2009

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) was dismayed to see that lawmakers have once again failed to include provisions that will make a noticeable difference in the bottom line of the nation’s millions of self-employed business owners.

  • Consumer Protection Legislation Clears First Hurdle

    Oct 24, 2009

    The Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 (H.R. 3126), which includes the creation of a new federal agency central to President Obama’s financial regulatory reform initiative, was approved by the House Financial Services Committee recently.

  • “Mr. President, The Self-Employed Need Your Help,” Says NASE

    Oct 22, 2009

    During a meeting with President Obama, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) made sure to mention that micro-businesses are still facing difficulties getting access to credit and financing and that health costs are crippling the backbone of the American economy – the self-employed.

  • Senate Introduces Home Office Deduction Bill

    Oct 09, 2009

    The majority of micro-businesses are operated out of a home office, yet the home office deduction has become wrapped in enough regulatory red tape to turn those business owners away from the tax benefit. New legislation could help home-based businesses save nearly $1,500 on their taxes next year.

  • NASE Members Receive $20,000 In Business Development Grants

    Oct 01, 2009

    Micro-business owners received a financial boost to their business in the third quarter, thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Business Development Grant Program. These NASE Members, with businesses as varied as a communications firm and a recycling service, were awarded a total of $20,000 for their businesses.

  • Allowing Tax Incentives To Expire Will Hurt Small Firms

    Sep 30, 2009

    The NASE’s National Tax Advisor testified before the House Committee on Small Business about how allowing tax incentives to expire would cause a direct and unintended tax increase on the small business sector that many are relying on to continue the economic recovery.

  • Legislators Take On Home Office Deduction

    Sep 25, 2009

    New legislation could help self-employed business owners who work from a home office save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year.

  • NASE, Business Owners Respond To Pres. Obama’s Health Care Speech

    Sep 10, 2009

    President Barack Obama delivered a prescription for health care last night that left some of the self-employed wondering just where they fit in the plan. While the speech elaborated on current proposals the President wants in a final reform package, he did not address a number of key concerns for micro-business owners (those with 10 or fewer employees).

  • NASE To Attend Orlando Small Business Community Day – Sept. 17

    Sep 01, 2009

    This fall, small-business owners in the Orlando-area will have a great opportunity to broaden their skills and network with other entrepreneurs and small business-centered organizations and companies. The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) is hosting “Orlando Small Business Community Day” on Thursday, September 17, at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

  • NASE Gives $84,000 In College Scholarships

    Aug 12, 2009

    Just as states across the nation are cutting financial aid due to budget shortfalls, the National Association for the Self-Employed awarded $84,000 in scholarship money to help 19 families send their children to college.

  • It’s (Big) Business As Usual In Washington, D.C., Says NASE

    Aug 11, 2009

    The NASE recently spoke out on current health care reform legislation, which is notably missing two items that would have a substantial effect on the affordability of coverage for the self-employed - allowing the self-employed to deduct their health care costs as a business expense and expanding eligibility of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

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