Federal Legislative Issues

The NASE Monitors Small Business Laws Affecting You

With the NASE as your representative, your small business concerns are heard on Capitol Hill. The NASE monitors legislation that affects small business and the self-employed. During the 111th Congress, the NASE is urging legislators to pass federal regulations that will help small business needs by focusing on these top priority issues:

Fairness in Tax Compliance

The NASE feels that rather than adding to the burden of compliance faced by micro-business taxpayers through increased regulations, the goal should be to simplify the tax regulations.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010

The Economy and the Self-Employed

The NASE is urging the Obama Administration and Congress to pass targeted tax relief to assist the small business and self-employed communities.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010

Access to Affordable Health Coverage

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) strongly supports proposals such as health care tax credits, a self-employment tax deduction on health insurance premiums, expansion of both Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and pooling arrangements for small business as important steps to creating an equitable environment for micro-businesses and the self-employed to purchase affordable, quality health coverage.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Self-Employment Tax on Health Insurance Premiums

To achieve tax equity between all forms of business entities, the self-employed must be able to exclude health insurance premiums from self-employment tax regardless of the entity form under which they choose to operate.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Improving Our Health Care System

The NASE supports efforts to improve our health care system to make it easier for individuals to attain and understand health coverage.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Home Office Deduction Simplification

The NASE believes that the home office deduction must be simplified and expanded to allow home-based businesses to easily utilize the deduction.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Federal Small-Business Programs

The NASE is a fervent supporter of federal small-business programs that have a proven track record of efficiently aiding very small businesses and the self-employed, such as the SBA Office of Advocacy, Small Business Development Centers and the SBA Microloan Program.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Your Voice in D.C.

Are your small business needs drowned out by the giant corporate interests appealing to Congress?  There's strength in numbers, and with the NASE as your champion, your concerns receive their deserved consideration in federal regulations and small business laws.

Partner with NASE Now!

Join today and the NASE's experts, resources, discounts, and influence in D.C. are a click away! Get great information on help starting a business, business plan help, help for small business, and more.