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  • National Small Business Week: May 18th - 22nd

    May 20, 2009

    According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), approximately 60 percent of Americans own or work for a small business.

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

    May 08, 2009

    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).

  • Consumer Credit Card Protections Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

    May 06, 2009

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

  • Senate Confirms Sebelius as HHS Secretary

    Apr 29, 2009

    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.

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

    Apr 06, 2009

    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.

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

    Apr 03, 2009

    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.

  • NASE Highlights Need For Comprehensive Health Reform

    Mar 25, 2009

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

  • NASE Lauds Home Office Deduction Simplification Act

    Mar 21, 2009

    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)

  • House Members Work For Tax Fairness For Self-Employed

    Mar 20, 2009

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

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

    Mar 15, 2009

    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.

  • Premium Costs A Barrier To Insurance For Micro-Business

    Mar 10, 2009

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

  • NASE Takes Tax Advice To Micro-Business Owners' Communities

    Mar 10, 2009

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

  • Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

    Feb 27, 2009

    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?

  • Main Street Businesses Receive Nod In Stimulus Bill

    Feb 20, 2009

    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.

  • Micro-Businesses Turn To Federal Outreach Programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    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.

  • NASE Supports Introduction Of Small Business CHOICE Act Of 2009

    Feb 09, 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.

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

    Feb 05, 2009

    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.

  • House Passes Obama’s $819 Billion Stimulus Package

    Feb 02, 2009

    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.

  • The NASE’s Top Small Business Tax Tips

    Jan 28, 2009

    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.

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

    Jan 23, 2009

    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.

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