NASE Advocacy Efforts

Know Your Self-Employed Rights

Through NASE, the self-employed and micro-businesses have a powerful voice representing their interests. NASE has a strong track record of advocating for its Members on Capitol Hill.

  • NASE Calls for Full Year of Open Enrollment & Delay of Individual Penalty

    Oct 30, 2013

    In a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, the National Association for the Self-Employed the the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, called on the U.S. Congress and the Administration to “immediately eliminate the open enrollment deadline and delay the individual mandate penalty for one-year.”

  • NASE Comments on Status of ACA Implementation

    Aug 02, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, respectfully submits this official statement for the record on the committee’s hearing relating to the status of the Affordable Care Act implementation held on Thursday, August 1, 2013. For the 22 million self-employed Americans, making up 78% of all small business in the United States, we appreciate the opportunity to contribute our voice and perspective to the national conversation regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

  • One Year Delay of Individual Mandate Supported by NASE

    Jul 17, 2013

    The NASE for many months has been critical of the readiness of Exchanges, both state-operated and federally-facilitated. The reality of the situation is that there is a significant amount of key information missing that would inform America’s smallest businesses and their employees, who purchase coverage in the individual health insurance market, as to how they would comply with the coverage requirements within the new health marketplaces.

  • NASE Releases "ACA in Brief"

    Jul 08, 2013

    Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed released a comprehensive two-page brief on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the self-employed, including some remaining questions the self-employed have as we approach the October 1, 2013 deadline for open enrollment in the Exchange marketplace.

  • NASE Supports Reforms to Flexible Spending Accounts

    May 16, 2013

    NASE joined several other organizations in a letter to Congress requesting changes to medical flexible spending accounts (FSA) "use-it or lose-it" rule.

  • NASE Continues to Provide Critical Input on Tax Reform Proposal

    May 15, 2013

    In a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee, the National Association for the Self-Employed continues to emphasize the need for comprehensive tax reform that is inclusive of the 22 million self-employed.

  • Learn More About the Marketplace Fairness Act and Share Your Thoughts

    May 13, 2013

    On Monday, May 6, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, by a vote of 69-27 (with four Senators not voting). Requiring catalog and internet merchants to collect and remit sales tax to states. The legislation exempts those companies whose revenue does not exceed $1 million in internet sales.

  • In IRS Comment Letter, NASE Supports the Simplified Home Office Deduction

    Apr 16, 2013

    In response to the IRS's request for comment on the simplified home office deduction, the NASE enthusiastically supported the proposed change.

  • NASE Provides Critical Feedback to Small Business Tax Reform Discussion Draft

    Apr 15, 2013

    In a April 15th letter to Chairman Camp, Congressman Buchanan, and Congresswoman Schwartz, the NASE was critical but encouraging towards the reform efforts.

  • NASE Shares Frustration in Continued Delays on Implementation of the JOBS Act

    Apr 15, 2013

    On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the House Small Business subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations held a hearing on the implementation of the JOBS Act, which has been significantly delayed due to regulatory inaction, the NASE submitted an official Statement of the Record expressing our exacerbation on the lack of action.