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3 In 5 Self-Employed Support Tax Reform Proposals That Would Drop Individual Rate, Eliminate Deductions

"The findings of our tax survey re-emphasize the growing impatience of the self-employed as Congress continues to fail to address comprehensive tax reform," said Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra. "Seventy-eight percent of respondents support efforts to reform both the individual and corporate tax structure; in fact, 61% of respondents are open to exploring proposals that drop the individual rate and eliminate deductions."

Published on November 15, 2012

Poll: High Cost Of College Education A Struggle For Self-Employed Parents

Colleges and universities have been welcoming students back this fall in full force. Thirty-seven percent of self-employed families have a child that is working toward a degree this fall. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) knows that financing one or more college educations can be tough for the small-business owner and conducted a poll to dig deeper into the impact.

Published on August 31, 2012

High Gas Prices Still Hurting Self-Employed Business Owners

With gas and energy prices hitting highs in the past few months, the self-employed are cutting back their business activity, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Published on June 19, 2012

Skyrocketing Health Care Costs Hurt Businesses, Families And The Bottom Line (Huffington Post)

As the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed are weighing in now on the impact the law is currently having on their businesses. According to a national survey released yesterday by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)...

Published on June 14, 2012

Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

“Sadly, our survey re-enforces the idea that economic recovery is slow going and that 70% of survey respondents believe that current state of the economy has either shown no improvement or has worsened in the last 12 months,” stated Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for NASE.

Published on March 20, 2012

“Keeping The Health Plan You Have” Not So Simple For Entrepreneurs

The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, offers entrepreneurs the choice to keep the plan that they already have, provided that it meets certain requirements. The trouble is that most entrepreneurs are uncertain that their plan will meet these new rules and how the changes required by the health reform law will affect their monthly premium costs.

Published on August 18, 2010

Micro-Businesses Want A National Energy Policy

Fifty percent of micro-business owners have made efforts to reduce their energy costs by implementing energy-saving measures in their home and business, according to a study undertaken by the NASE.

Published on June 25, 2010

New Law Increases Paperwork for Self-Employed Over A Thousand Percent

According to a new law set to go into effect in 2012, business owners will be required to submit a Form 1099 for every payment made via check or credit card to vendors for services, inventory or property over $600 annually.

Published on May 26, 2010

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).

Published on February 04, 2010

Microbusinesses Feel Recession Pinch (MicroEnterprise Journal)

Right now, America's microbusinesses are feeling as pessimistic about the economy as everybody else, according to the results of a survey released by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) last week.

Published on January 12, 2009

Small Businesses Seek Clarity From Presidential Candidates (New York Times)

The NASE's Kristie Darien comments on the support the self-employed have given to health care reform.

Published on September 10, 2008

Health Care Reform Key Issue as Entrepreneurs Size Up Presidential Candidates (MarketWatch)

While a majority of the nearly 4,000 micro-business owners who participated in the survey, conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), have suggestions for improving the system, they are deeply divided over exactly what kind of reform is needed.

Published on September 08, 2008

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