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  • National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th
    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 National Small Business Week May 20th 26th Sunday May 20 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets President Obama NASE SBA Honor Self Employed And Micro Businesses Washington D C May 20 2012 More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business according to the Small Business Administration SBA The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is teaming up with the SBA for the 11th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week For nearly fifty years one week has been set aside annually in order to honor the contributions of the nation s small business community The NASE works with the SBA to help increase access to capital and lends our support to federal initiatives that have proven helpful to micro business growth We are happy to celebrate small business this week and every week said NASE President and small business owner Kristie Arslan We appreciate the efforts and commitment by the Small Business Administration to ensure that all is being done to support economic growth of the largest business sector in the U S the self employed We look forward to continued collaboration and support by policymakers and applaud the millions of Americans who have realized the dream of self employment and small business ownership For information on Small

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  • NASE 2012 Member Council
    owner of Arnold Powerwash LLC Arnold Powerwash is organized in commercial and residential divisions cleaning all types of exterior surfaces along with fleet washing and dry ice blasting divisions Arnold is currently serving on Board of Directors for Power Washers of North America as Secretary and Environmental Chairman of the Eastern U S Charlie is a bi vocational Church Planting Pastor and is Pastor of Seaside Church Ellen Bruseau of Manassas Va Ms Bruseau is the owner and operator of Handy Human LLC Bruseau is a home improvement contractor specializing in painting and tiling but performing all sorts of other handy work required to complete and finish home improvement projects from framing out unfinished rooms to adding mouldings and installing new fixtures David Carstens of Lowell Mich Mr Carstens is the owner and operator of Dadec Enterprises LLC an online retail store on a free standing website Sydni Craig Hart of Emeryville Calif Ms Craig Hart is the owner of Smart Simple Marketing Craig Hart provides marketing coaching and consulting services to clients Jane Donoho of Batavia Ill Ms Donoho is the owner of JD Marketing a small business solutions company Donoho is an independent contractor consultant and offers services in areas such as project management account management inbound marketing market research sales seminar event meeting planning and others as requested In her free time she volunteers with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Illinois Food Pantry and tries to play as much golf as she can Craig Evans of Provo Utah Mr Evans is the owner of Craig Evans construction company Evans does handyman and contracting work specializing in woodworking tile and paint He also does financial coaching with Primerica helping families get out of debt be properly protected and become financially independent Rolf Gjesteby of Cohasset Mass Mr Gjesteby is a benefits consultant He has worked with the self employed and small businesses helping them with their business and personal needs since 1988 Gaylene Kanoyton of Hampton Va Ms Kanoyton is the President of Gaylene LLC Management Marketing Company She is active in her community and serves on the Board of several state and local organizations including as Member of the Executive Board for the Urban League of Hampton Roads and on the Hampton Child Development Center Board Kanoyton was also appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to serve on the Council on the Status of Women with her term ending in 2012 Mary G Mora of Winston Salem N C Ms Mora is the Owner and Abundant Talent Connector of MGM Speakers Bureau Mora connects keynote motivational professional speakers training consultants and business life coaches with event and meeting planners organizations associations and individuals Susan Sarfati of Washington D C Ms Sarfati is the CEO of High Performance Strategies LLC Susan provides consulting and speaking services focused on growing leaders and organizations that stand tall Sarfati was the President and CEO of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives and the founding President and CEO

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  • NASE To Congress: Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts
    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 To Congress Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts Thursday April 26 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Deductions For Health Insurance And Start Up Expenses Are On The Chopping Block Washington D C April 26 2012 The nation s self employed and micro businesses have complained about uncertainty in the tax code which does not allow them to plan for the future In a recent USA TODAY article NASE Member Tiffany Washington said that she had to put off hiring a new employee for her tax preparation business because Congress could not make up their minds about extending the payroll tax cut As a result Washington was short staffed during a very busy tax season Today the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the exploration of expiring tax cut for small business owners The NASE took this opportunity to submit a statement for the record regarding the importance of the continuity of these tax benefits While we understand the hearing is limited to tax provisions that expired in 2011 and will expire in 2012 we would be remiss if we did not bring to the attention of the Committee key tax provisions that expired in 2010 Specifically the ability for the self employed to deduct their health insurance as a business expense and the start up deduction for brand new businesses are both particularly important We believe that if the Committee reviewed and in some cases retroactively applied these tax credits to the

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  • JOBS Act To Be Signed By President Obama
    the NASE View all NASE news JOBS Act To Be Signed By President Obama Thursday April 05 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Washington D C April 5 2012 Today President Obama will sign H R 3606 the bipartisan JOBS Act a package of bills aimed at supporting small business and start up growth In a rare bipartisan moment Senate and House leaders moved relatively quickly to pass the act after President Obama acknowledged his support of the package during his State of the Union speech in January Looking forward the NASE hopes that Congress will work to address additional inequalities that exist for small businesses including the health insurance deduction which remains our number one legislative priority Legislation introduced in the Senate extends the deduction for an additional two years and we have been working with our small business partners to find a champion in the House to introduce companion legislation in hopes of spurring congressional action It is evident that when necessary the congress can act in a bipartisan manner to pass positive legislation We hope that in the coming months that Senate and House elected officials will come together to pass legislation that serves as powerful motivators for job growth for the self employed and micro business community This includes the extension of the health insurance deduction which directly results in money being placed back into their pockets and businesses that are generating job growth and economic recovery stated NASE Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra The NASE had previously reported that the legislation had hit a snag while under debate in the U S Senate which resulted in a change to the crowdfunding component of the package Two amendments were offered that would require additional oversight by

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  • Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA
    Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Entrepreneurs Expected To File Over 24 Million Returns In 2012 Washington D C April 2 2012 Small business owners who have put off doing their 2011 tax return so far this year have a couple weeks until Tax Day The National Association for the Self Employed NASE has one piece of advice don t panic As long as you have all of your paperwork gathered in one place before starting and take the time to check your math you ll likely have no problem getting your return filed by April 17th said Keith Hall NASE s National Tax Advisor If you don t think you ll make it in time you can get an automatic 6 month extension by filing Form 4868 and pay the tax you think is owed by April 17th Hall offers these last minute tax tips for small business owners who are starting to sweat Check for hidden deductions If you work out of your home your office may qualify for a deduction Do you drive to the post office or a client site Those miles may add up to a sizable deduction too Retirement Savings Retirement savings such as SEP contributions and IRA deposits are deductible for last year s tax return up until April 17 2012 That means you can count money deposited into these accounts up until the day you file your 2011 tax return In the case of SEP contributions those can even be made up until an extended due date as late as October 15th Filing Date If despite all your rushing around you still can t make the April deadline relax All tax filers can get an automatic 6 month extension by filing Form 4868 by April 17th which you can download from the IRS Web site at http www irs gov However an extension of time to file is not an extension to pay If you do not send the IRS what you think you owe you ll be stuck with late fees and interest Can t Pay the Tax That You Owe If you can t pay the tax that you will owe with your return don t let that be a reason not to file by April 17th There are late filing penalties as well as late payment penalties So file the return even if you can t pay You can even request a payment plan with the IRS by complete IRS Form 9465 Installment Agreement Request Proofread the form Most of the mistakes on tax returns are simple addition and subtraction errors Check your math Then check your math again Start thinking about next year While micro business owners may be tempted to finish their return and not think about taxes again until next year now is a great time to reflect on how to reduce your 2012 tax liability Consider deductions for a home office or employing your children create a health reimbursement arrangement which would

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  • Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement
    466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Uncertain Environment Prevented Growth And Hiring Caused Business Owners To Dip Into Personal Or Retirement Savings Washington D C March 20 2012 The nation s smallest businesses are still feeling negative effects of the economic downturn including cash flow issues for business and family according to a new survey by the National Association for the Self Employed NASE Three quarters of the self employed and micro businesses owners say their company provides the main source of income in their household 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 It is also evident from our survey that our members are perplexed at what they perceive as little action by Congress to put forth common sense ideas to address key issues related to the self employed and micro business community For example a permanent health insurance deduction individual tax reform and access to capital three things that could significantly and positively impact the nation s economy When asked what their business experienced in the last 12 months respondents said that they had to refrain from making improvements or growing have experienced a significant decrease in sales and or revenue and had to utilize personal savings or retirement savings to address cash flow issues The self employed and micro businesses personal finances are often intertwined with their business finances Survey respondents said their family has been affected in the following ways in the past 12 months increase in credit card debt utilization of personal savings or retirement savings difficulty affording basic needs like housing utilities and food Eighty one percent said they were not planning to hire full time or part time workers this year When asked why the top reason was that they had no need for additional help Being unable to pay for the salary of an additional worker and being concerned about the current uncertainty in the economy were two other popular reasons respondents said they would not hire workers this year Of those that are hiring 63 would be looking for part time employees The following responses are from are from micro businesses regarding how they have fared in the past year No credit available for operating capital contrary to government claims programs The only way to get loan is if you don t need it I have had to file bankruptcy to keep my health insurance on myself and my employee I have gone without pay Selling my business is almost impossible so that I can retire I took on a part time job that provides health benefits since I could no longer afford to pay for my own I have experienced greater uncertainty about the status of my business I have not been able to plan more than a few

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  • NASE Statement on House Passed JOBS Bill
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  • Tax Time: Deducting The Business Use Of Your Automobile
    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 Tax Time Deducting The Business Use Of Your Automobile Monday February 27 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Small Biz Owners Often Overlook This Important Deduction Washington D C February 27 2012 Business expenses come with the territory when you are an entrepreneur Some expenses however can be easy to miss come tax time because they do not show up in your business checkbook Here are a few tips from the National Association for the Self Employed NASE to remember in regard to deducting expenses for the business use of your automobile Calculating Business Use of Car Standard Mileage Rate 51 cents for 2011 Actual Expense Method calculate total costs of maintaining and driving your car then multiply by the percentage of business miles to total miles driven in that car Almost all small business owners use their personal vehicle for business and too many of them forget to take a deduction for that use says NASE National Tax Advisor Keith Hall Don t forget the deduction and don t forget to maintain a good log of the miles that you drive since that mileage log is critical in calculating and supporting the deduction The NASE iPhone application TripAlly tracks calculates and records miles driven to create the ultimate tax deduction mileage log Whether you need to track miles for your small business charitable contributions for employee reimbursement or simply because you want to know TripAlly can help Download

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