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  • Never Too Early to Prepare for 2012 Tax Season
    the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses today launched a public awareness initiative designed to alert the public the self employed and micro businesses nationwide of this year s changes to the tax code To ensure the public and America s smallest businesses file accurate and beneficial returns for 2012 the NASE is offering tax advice assistance and resources Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone but it is extremely painstaking for the millions of small businesses who must navigate through a myriad of changes to the tax code and hidden deductions said Kristie Arslan President and CEO of NASE The good news is you don t have to go it alone The NASE is here to help and is offering a wide variety of assistance and resources to its members and the public We want to help America s smallest businesses file returns that are not only accurate but also maximize their tax savings This is critical to the small business community to help our businesses grow which in turn helps rebuild our national economy Some of the changes to the 2012 tax filing season include A two percent increase in the payroll tax rate which also impacts the self employment tax rate because of the expiration of a temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes The standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile has changed from 2011 rates to 55 5 cents per mile for 2012 and 56 5 cents for 2013 Limits for retirement plan contributions such as IRAs and 401 k plan have increased By organizing your documents and starting early you can better prepare yourself in filing your tax returns said Keith Hall NASE National Tax Advisor In addition to this year s changes to the

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/02/25/never-too-early-to-prepare-for-2012-tax-season (2016-02-14)
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  • News Release: SOTU Reax - Small Biz Community Stands Ready to Work with President Obama
    mobile SOTU Reaction from the National Association for the Self Employed Small Business Community Stands Ready to Work with President Obama WASHINGTON After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address Kristie Arslan president and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses insisted the president s agenda include a robust plan for the small business community saying the small business community stands ready to work with President Obama I applaud the president for outlining an ambitious economic agenda to tackle our nation s challenges said Kristie Arslan president and CEO of the National Association for the self Employed NASE By working together we can rebuild our economy with a stronger middle class supported by a thriving small business community A true example of how we can effectively work together was the recent announcement of the new home office tax deduction filing option As hard working Americans we go to work represent the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation while contributing and improving the economy The voices of the small business community will be crucial to advancing the national agenda and rebuilding the economy The government recently announced it would offer a new streamlined home office tax deduction filing option for the small business community The nation s small business community must be supported by not only sound economic policies for existing businesses to thrive and expand but also self employment training assistance and micro lending programs that can help foster the creation of new businesses These small business priorities include Implementation of new health care reform law taxes Reform of both the individual and corporate tax structure Reinstatement of the self employment tax deduction on health insurance Expansion of the Health Reimbursement Arrangements HRAs

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/02/13/news-release-sotu-reax---small-biz-community-stands-ready-to-work-with-president-obama (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Comments on Resignation of SBA Administrator Karen Mills
    Become a Media Contact Legislative Action Center Business Help Ask the Experts Taxes Business Strategy Business Law Marketing 101 Finance Accounting Health Care Reform Marketing Advertising Real Estate Information Technology NASE Minute Get Help Tax Healthcare Reform Health Marketing 101 Business Management Marketing Advertising Real Estate Calculators Business Breakeven Analysis Calculator Cash Flow Calculator Equipment Buy vs Lease Investment Annual Rate of Return Calculator Mortgage Mortgage Loan Calculator Retirement Savings and Planning 401 k Calculator How long will my retirement savings last Tax 1040 Tax Calculator Payroll Deductions Calculator Self Employment Tax Calculator Helpful Links ASBDC Member Directory Search My NASE About Me Account Benefits Optional Benefits Payment Details Expert Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory Press Releases The Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news NASE Comments on Resignation of SBA Administrator Karen Mills Tuesday February 12 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21 2013 CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla Luna Eisenla Media Kristofer eisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF SBA ADMINISTRATOR KAREN MILLS Strong Advocate for America s Small Businesses Departs After 4 Strong Years Washington With yesterday s announcement that SBA Administrator Karen Mills will resign her position once a replacement has been confirmed Kristie Arslan President CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed released this comment On behalf of the 22 million self employed I would like to thank Administrator Mills for her service to the Small Business community over the past four years During the 2010 Small Business Jobs Bill debate we worked closely with the Administrator her staff and Congressional leaders to put together a strong legislative package that would support and help grow America s small business The expansion of the SBA loan program and continued efforts to increase access to government contracting for small businesses speaks to

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/02/12/nase-comments-on-resignation-of-sba-administrator-karen-mills (2016-02-14)
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  • Moving Forward with Small Business
    Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news Moving Forward with Small Business Monday January 21 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21 2013 CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla Luna Eisenla Media Kristofer eisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile MOVING FORWARD WITH SMALL BUSINESSES Policies from Self Employment Tax Deductions to Job Training Assistance Needed for Small Business WASHINGTON On the 57 th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H Obama Kristie Arslan President and CEO of National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America s small business community As President Obama takes the oath of office over 22 million of America s smallest businesses including the self employed and micro businesses stand ready to move forward with a robust plan that supports new business growth and helps current business owners keep their doors open and expand Our country needs supportive small business policies that bolster their ability to thrive in our slowly rebuilding economy We not only need sound economic policies for existing small businesses but also self employment training assistance and micro lending programs that can help foster new businesses We must reinstate the self employment tax deduction on health insurance expand the Health Reimbursement Arrangements to allow self employed business owners to receive the same benefits as employees and urge states to implement Self Employment Assistance programs as part of their job training and work requirements for unemployment benefits Now is the time for the president and Congress to make the tough decisions as the small business community does every day to grow our business support our families and contribute to our communities Now is the t ime for you to do the job

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/01/21/moving-forward-with-small-business (2016-02-14)
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  • Millions of Small Businesses to Benefit from New IRS Home Office Tax Deduction Option Released Earlier Today
    the Home Office Tax Deduction WASHINGTON As millions of small businesses nationwide prepare for the 2012 tax season Kristie Arslan President and CEO of National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses today applauded the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration for providing a new Internal Revenue Service IRS home office deduction option that will benefit millions of small businesses and employees who work from home This is terrific news for the 52 of all small business that work from home who fight every day to meet their bottom lines while continuing to contribute to the economy said Kristie Arslan President and CEO of NASE The previous calculation for the deduction was cumbersome and time consuming for America s smallest business and year after year hard earned dollars were left on the table I applaud the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration for working together to adopt a common sense solution to a long standing problem the self employed community has faced for years Over the last four years the NASE has worked on behalf of its members the small business community and the self employed to advocate for a simpler home office filing option The NASE has briefed policymakers and third party stakeholders including representatives from the Department of Treasury about the need for this cost effective option announced today that will benefit millions of America s smallest businesses In fact the NASE worked with Congress in years past to propose legislative that would direct the IRS to simplify the deduction mostly recently H R 1827 The Home Office Deduction Act of 2011 that was introduced in the 112 th congress by Rep Ron Kind D WI and Rep Kurt Schrader D OR At a time when

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/01/15/millions-of-small-businesses-to-benefit-from-new-irs-home-office-tax-deduction-option-released-earlier-today (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Will Encourage All 50 States to Adopt Self-Employment Assistance Program in 2013
    News from the NASE View all NASE news NASE Will Encourage All 50 States to Adopt Self Employment Assistance Program in 2013 Wednesday December 19 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Scott Stryker 202 466 2100 media nase org Twitter NASEtweets 35 Million Available to States to Launch SEA Programs Washington D C December 19 2012 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE enthusiastically supports the Small Business Administration and Department of Labor s launch of the Self Employed Assistance SEA program center website The site serves as a streamlined resource for states looking to establish a Self Employed Assistance program or refine an existing program and for unemployed individuals interested in the program s benefits The Self Employment Assistance Program SEA is designed to encourage and support unemployed individuals in creating their own jobs by starting their own small businesses Unemployed Americans are able to receive unemployment benefits while working full time on starting their own business through the SEA program The launch of an aggressive campaign to encourage all 50 states to adopt the program also includes the release of 35 million in grant monies to states to help with the creation implementation and refinement of the SEA program The grant program was established as a part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 signed into law by President Obama on February 22 2012 The Act also included legislative direction to encourage the Small Business Administration and the Department of Labor to work together to ensure the flexibility in states ability to adopt the program The NASE welcomes and applauds the SBA and Department of Labor in their implementation of the grant program and the web portal as the expansion of the SEA program into all fifty states is a priority for the

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/12/19/NASE_Will_Encourage_All_50_States_to_Adopt_Self-Employment_Assistance_Program_in_2013 (2016-02-14)
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  • While Washington Politicians Bicker on the Fiscal Cliff, Small Businesses Move Closer to the Brink
    Payroll Deductions Calculator Self Employment Tax Calculator Helpful Links ASBDC Member Directory Search My NASE About Me Account Benefits Optional Benefits Payment Details Expert Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory Press Releases The Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news While Washington Politicians Bicker on the Fiscal Cliff Small Businesses Move Closer to the Brink Tuesday December 11 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Jim Luetkemeyer 202 884 7336 medi nase org With No Deal Self Employed Face 2 700 to 3 700 in Higher Taxes Washington D C December 11 2012 Citing her growing frustration with the inability of both Congress and the Obama Administration to come to an agreement on how to avoid the so called fiscal cliff before Dec 31 Kristie Arslan CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE called on both sides to have a reality check and realize the impact of their brinksmanship and political posturing on America s small businesses Congress and the administration appear to be completely oblivious to how ineffective they appear to the American people right now Arslan said If they can t come to an agreement on the impending fiscal cliff America s small businesses are going to pay thousands of dollars in higher taxes the sluggish economy could slip back into a recession and more Americans will to lose their jobs as a result of their inability to put the country ahead of scoring political points Arslan cited analysis by the NASE which speaks out for the 22 million self employed Americans showing that self employed individuals making between 60 000 and 88 000 a year would see a tax hit of 2 700 to 3 700 per year if a debt deal isn t reached This is not the time to play politics with America

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/12/11/While_Washington_Politicians_Bicker_on_the_Fiscal_Cliff_Small_Businesses_Move_Closer_to_the_Brink (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE An Official Supporter Of Small Business Saturday
    466 2100 media nase org Twitter NASEtweets Initiative Aims To Unite And Inspire Consumers To Shop Small On November 24 2012 Washington D C November 20 2012 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE today announced that it is an Official Supporter of the third annual Small Business Saturday taking place on November 24 2012 Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating holiday shopping to local independently owned small businesses The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday and the Monday after is Cyber Monday but between these two days is Small Business Saturday The NASE is proud to support this initiative to promote the small business entrepreneur and the growing number of self employed business owners We cannot emphasize enough the importance of supporting local small businesses in our current economy said NASE President and C E O Kristie L Arslan We are encouraging our members to get involved in Small Business Saturday by reaching out to their customer base and working with local business organizations and public officials to grow support for this effort in as many communities as possible Aside from American Express television ads support for this initiative is mostly being conducted through grassroots outreach and social media The coalition of advocacy groups elected officials and corporate sponsors is promoting Small Business Saturday to their followers via social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook There are many ways in which customers and business owners can be engaged and participate Register your American Express card at ShopSmall com and receive a 25 credit when you spend 25 or more Supporters of Small Business Saturday are encouraged to go to facebook com SmallBusinessSaturday where they can share with their friends and like the Facebook page to show support Small business owners can receive signs and posters to

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/11/20/NASE_An_Official_Supporter_Of_Small_Business_Saturday (2016-02-14)
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