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Tax Preparation for the Small Business Owner

At The National Association for the Self-Employed, we know that tax season can be a hassle for independent contractors, freelancers, and small business owners. You don’t usually have the resources to hire seasoned accountants, so you end up taking precious time out of your busy day to do it yourself. But never fear, NASE is here to guide you and your small business through the process with the essential knowledge you’ll need to navigate your 2018 Tax Year.

Published on February 25, 2019

Tax Season (Price of Business)

Listen to Keith Hall talk with Kevin Price about tax season, tax reform and the NASE on his radio show, the Price of Business.

Published on March 12, 2018

Tax Preparation Guide for Small Business Owners

Tax season is upon us, and it can be a tricky time for small business owners and people who are self-employed. With income from multiple sources, plus expenses, deductions, and investments, navigating your taxes can take precious time you likely just don’t have. Here’s a guide to make preparing your taxes just a little bit easier—think of it as an entrepreneur’s roadmap on the journey to stress-free taxes.

Published on February 27, 2018

Ask The Experts: Tax Deductions

Q: My husband and I operate a corporation together, although business has slowed considerably. Last October, my husband got a job as a full-time employee for a government agency in Alaska, but he does most of the work remotely (there are others in the office who are also based elsewhere). However, he is required to show up in-person for two weeks each in January and April. We are wondering what, if any, of his related expenses can be deducted? Here are some examples of things we have purchased that we hope can be deducted:

Published on April 14, 2014

Extending The Payroll Tax Cuts Into 2012 (Huffington Post)

As 2011 comes to a close, so does the payroll tax cut for millions of Americans. If Congress does not come to an agreement, we'll start out 2012 by paying higher taxes.

Published on December 13, 2011

Home Office Deduction

Published on March 29, 2011

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.

Published on March 31, 2010

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.

Published on January 13, 2010

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

Published on December 11, 2009

Legislators Take On Home Office Deduction

New legislation could help self-employed business owners who work from a home office save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year.

Published on September 25, 2009

A Simpler Home Office Deduction (CNN Money)

Offering a standard home office deduction would save the self-employed a chunk of change each year, says NASE National Tax Advisor Keith Hall.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Best Ways to Manage Your Accounting and Taxes

Navigating accounting and tax matters as they relate to your business can be difficult. Read this article for some helpful suggestions.

Published on September 26, 2022

4 Steps to a Hassle-Free Tax Season

The complicated process of filing taxes is often not clearly understood until a person goes through their first tax season. For a person using only a W-2, the experience may have been limited to “painstaking”. For someone who freelances or owns their own business, the process could have easily become mentally painful. If you’re looking for a way to improve the way you do tax season, here are some steps you should be taking.

Published on January 06, 2017

Four Simple Ways To Save Money

Being self-employed, managing your own business and financials as an entrepreneur can be very rewarding, but at other times is challenging. Small businesses are still the backbone of the American economy with over 50% of them being operated from homes rather than traditional office environments. There are more than 22 million self-employed in the US with no additional employees or payroll expenses other than their owner.

Published on April 22, 2015

Three Buckets of Small Business Attention

The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction. The new, standardized deduction is available to small business owners and the self-employed as an option for the 2013 tax year (returns filed in 2014).

Published on October 22, 2014

Six Tax Tips From The IRS

Published on April 12, 2013

Don't be tempted by the fudge! - Tax Tip #4

Published on March 25, 2013

The worst tax return mistake of them all! - Tax Tip #3

Any deduction that is eligible, allowable, and even encouraged, yet for whatever reason was omitted from the return means that a small-business owner is giving more money than is owed to the IRS.

Published on March 19, 2013

The early bird gets the worm? - Tax Tip #1

Published on March 05, 2013

First Friday In November Link Roundup

Published on November 05, 2010

Planning Ahead

Published on September 13, 2010

Tax Tips for Procrastinators

Published on April 14, 2010

Take A Moment For Fun [Tax Edition]

Published on March 25, 2010

The TaxTalk Seminars Are Coming!

Published on February 26, 2010

NASE Tax Resources

Published on February 10, 2010

TaxTalk Is Coming Your Way -- Register For A Seminar Today!

Published on February 03, 2010

Tax Help Is On Its Way – Register Today For NASE’s TaxTalk Seminars

Published on January 27, 2010

2009 Tax Changes For Micro-Businesses

Published on January 14, 2010

How to keep people awake: Any pointers?

Published on October 02, 2009

Deduct Your Health Costs With This NASE Benefit

Published on September 30, 2009

Self-Employed Proposals MIA in Health Reform Bills [Commentary]

Published on August 03, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Published on July 03, 2009

Guidance on Expanded Tax Credit [IRS News]

Published on June 02, 2009

Taxes and Testimony

Published on May 12, 2009

Filed Your Taxes? Time To Get Ready For Next Year

Published on April 17, 2009

Last Minute Tips On Small Business Taxes

Published on April 10, 2009

It’s Back To Tax Gap Narrowing As Revenue Raiser

Published on April 04, 2009

Small Biz Deductions - Net Operating Loss Carryback And More

Published on April 01, 2009

Helpful News from the IRS

Published on March 31, 2009

TaxTalk Across the Nation!

Published on March 24, 2009

The Tax Resource Center Is Here!

Published on March 06, 2009

Radio Tour? Are You Kidding Me?

Published on February 26, 2009

President Mentions Entrepreneurs in Health Reform

Published on February 25, 2009

TaxTalk, taking the country by storm

Published on February 11, 2009

Communication and Simplification [IRS Small Business Forum]

Published on January 27, 2009

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