Press Releases

Tax Tips For Procrastinators From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA

It’s okay if you have not filed yet because the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is offering some last minute tax tips to make the process go smoothly.

Mar 31, 2010

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Nation’s Job-Creators Largely Oppose Health Reform Legislation

With the clock ticking down to a final vote in Congress on health reform legislation, the online poll conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) received over 1,200 responses regarding the concerns of the self-employed with health reform.

Mar 19, 2010

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Tired Of Tracking Business Miles By Hand? We Have An App For That!

New iPhone application TripAlly tracks, calculates and records miles driven to create the ultimate tax-deduction mileage log.

Mar 17, 2010

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On Merlin Olsen...

Pro Football Hall of Famer, former television actor and NASE spokesperson Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69.

Mar 11, 2010

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How To Prepare Your Micro-Business For Future Audits

Preparing taxes that will sail through the audit process is as easy as following the Three Cs of Tax Preparation.

Feb 17, 2010

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Micro-Businesses Suffering Under Slowing Economy, Poll Shows

Over sixty percent of the self-employed and micro-business owners indicate that their business has experienced a significant decrease in sales and/or revenue in 2009 and 2010, and almost fifty percent say they have had to utilize their personal savings or retirement savings to address cash flow issues, according to a study undertaken by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Feb 04, 2010

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2009 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

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.

Jan 13, 2010

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

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.

Jan 13, 2010

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Micro-Business Owners Year In Review

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.

Dec 31, 2009

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NASE Members Receive $40,000 In Business Development Grants

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.

Dec 30, 2009

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NASE Opposes Senate Health Reform Bill

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.

Dec 22, 2009

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

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.

Dec 15, 2009

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

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

Dec 11, 2009

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

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...

Dec 09, 2009

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NASE Supports Activities, Goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week

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.

Nov 23, 2009

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Health Reform: More Of The Same From House Lawmakers

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.

Nov 10, 2009

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Consumer Protection Legislation Clears First Hurdle

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.

Oct 24, 2009

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

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.

Oct 22, 2009

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Senate Introduces Home Office Deduction Bill

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.

Oct 09, 2009

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NASE Members Receive $20,000 In Business Development Grants

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.

Oct 01, 2009

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