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  • NASE To The White House And Congress: Don’t Forget The Self-Employed Agenda This Year
    are looking for action not just more words With the economy showing signs of life the 22 million Americans who are self employed must not be forgotten in the back and forth over big policy changes While the self employed struggle with a disproportionate tax burden they are also trying to drive economic growth by building their businesses With small and micro businesses responsible for a significant part of economic growth in the U S the policy and regulatory changes required to help this sector are vital to broader national economic improvements With all of the recent talk about jobs from energy production pipelines or other big business the jobs pipeline that we re not talking about the self employed is often forgotten explained Kristie L Arslan president and CEO of the NASE The President and Congress must check off the items on the Self Employed Agenda if they want to ensure continued economic growth The Self Employed Agenda for 2012 includes action on several initiatives that will help level the playing field for the self employed sector and help spur broader economic gains nationally Self Employed Health Insurance Deduction The payments that small business owners make for health insurance premiums for themselves and their families won t be as tax beneficial for 2011 tax returns as they were for 2010 The premiums paid for health insurance by the small business owner will be still be deductible on page one of form 1040 but unlike 2010 those same premiums will not be included on Schedule SE Self Employment Tax That means net earnings from self employment will be higher and the related Self Employment Tax will be higher This is in effect a 15 3 tax hike on the small business owner The self employed need this deduction extended or made permanent to avoid the dramatic increase in tax burden that will otherwise take effect Payroll Tax Relief Extension The payroll tax cut for 2011 expires at the end of February 2012 Small and micro businesses need this cut to be extended for the full year to ensure they can continue to grow and contribute to overall economic improvement Standard Home Office Deduction Entrepreneurs managing their business out of their home face added burdens at tax time Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to allow business owners the option of a 1 500 standard deduction but would not preclude taxpayers currently qualifying for the home office deduction from continuing to itemize their expenses should they choose Congress should pass and the President should sign legislation simplifying the standard home office deduction Tax Deduction for Startups Passed as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 it allowed individuals to take a 10 000 deduction for start ups in 2011 In 2012 the deduction will decrease to 5 000 Maintaining the current level for this deduction is vital to encouraging individuals to continue to start new companies and contribute to the growth of our economy Alternative Minimum Tax AMT

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/01/23/NASE_To_The_White_House_And_Congress_Don_t_Forget_The_Self-Employed_Agenda_This_Year (2016-02-14)
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  • Small Businesses Support SBA Cabinet Level Status
    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 Small Businesses Support SBA Cabinet Level Status Friday January 13 2012 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Washington D C As news reports circulate that President Obama will recommend the Small Business Administration SBA be elevated to Cabinet level status Kristie L Arslan President and CEO of the NASE reacted by supporting the effort saying it signals the importance of the small business community to our national economy Millions of small businesses across the country will be well served by President Obama s effort to elevate the Small Business Administration to Cabinet level status It will provide a signal to millions of small business owners including the self employed and micro businesses that they are an important part of the national economy About the NASE The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/01/13/Small_Businesses_Support_SBA_Cabinet_Level_Status (2016-02-14)
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  • 2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed
    during 2012 The following tax law changes relate to 2011 returns Self Employed Health Insurance Deduction Unfortunately the payments that small business owners make for health insurance premiums for themselves and their families won t be as tax beneficial for 2011 tax returns as they were for 2010 The premiums paid for health insurance by the small business owner will be still be deductible on page one of form 1040 but unlike 2010 those same premiums will not be included on Schedule SE Self Employment Tax That means net earnings from self employment will be higher and the related Self Employment Tax will be higher This is in effect a 13 3 tax hike on the small business owner The NASE is committed to eliminating this inequity and restoring this deduction Check out NASE org for more updates from time to time Payroll Tax Cut for 2011 Beginning January 1 2011 the employee s part of the OASDI portion of Social Security tax was decreased from 6 2 to 4 2 on the first 106 800 paid to each employee For the small business owner the OASDI portion of Self Employment Tax was decreased from 12 4 to 10 4 which was a significant benefit The impact for the small business owner will be included on Schedule SE and means up 2 000 in lower taxes for all working Americans Payroll Tax Cut for 2012 The payroll tax cut for 2011 was expected to last only for one year however the cut has been extended for the first two months of 2012 The debate in Washington continues to be heavy on this subject and there is a good chance the tax cut could be extended even further Small business owners will need to keep track of these changes since either an extension or expiration will still require additional paper work and diligence to remain in compliance Bookmark NASE org to stay up to date on progress related to this important tax issue Reporting of Employer Provided Health Care The Affordable Cart Act which was passed in 2010 required that employers begin reporting the cost of coverage under an employer sponsored group health plan That reporting was originally required beginning on January 1 2011 so that business owners would have to report those amounts for the year just ended The good news is that more time has been granted The reporting for 2011 is now voluntary for all employers and optional for 2012 for those employers with less than 250 employees Go to NASE org and check out Notice 2012 9 issued Jan 3 2012 for more detail Increase in Maximum Section 179 Deduction The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 increased the maximum allowable deduction under Code Section 179 from 250 000 to 500 000 for tax years beginning in 2010 and in 2011 This provision provides additional incentive for small businesses who invest in new equipment for both years At the same time the limit for the phase out

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  • NASE Grows Its Staff To Better Serve Small Business Membership
    C The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is proud to announce the addition of two staff members to its Washington D C office We welcome Ron McNally CAE Vice President of Membership Marketing and Katie Vlietstra Director of Government Affairs to our team The NASE has added key staff members to its team which will help us move the association into its next phase of growth ensuring that we continue to be responsive to the needs of our members and that we continue to have a strong presence on Capitol Hill said NASE President CEO Kristie L Arslan Ron McNally is an accomplished Certified Association Executive CAE with over 30 years of experience in membership recruitment and retention marketing customer service and volunteer relations Prior to the NASE Ron served as chief community officer and vice president of Membership and Marketing with the American Society of Association Executives ASAE where he helped orchestrate a membership turnaround as well as improving the performance of the marketing and volunteer relations functions Ron also revamped the marketing function resulting in increased program registration and product sales He also served as senior vice president for the National Fisheries Institute in Arlington VA Serving as the number two executive Ron established a new office infrastructure and association management system increasing productivity and membership recruitment in the first twelve months Ron enjoys volunteering at the local food bank and participating as an instructor for the First Tee Program Ron holds Masters and Bachelor s degrees from the University of Maryland and is an avid golfer enjoys working out and is a self professed Do It Yourselfer Katie Vlietstra is an experienced government and public affairs professional with over seven years of experience advising on legislative and regulatory action Prior to joining the NASE Ms

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2012/01/09/NASE_Grows_Its_Staff_To_Better_Serve_Small_Business_Membership (2016-02-14)
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  • Economic Clock Running Out On Payroll Tax Extension
    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 Economic Clock Running Out On Payroll Tax Extension Tuesday December 06 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Millions Of America s Smallest Businesses Are Waiting For Congress To Act Washington D C December 6 2011 As the U S Senate prepares to debate another payroll tax extension proposal Kristie Arslan President CEO of the NASE encourages our policymakers to put partisan politics aside and pass the payroll tax extension It is important that our nation s smallest businesses have the tools and resources they need to serve the American consumer this Holiday season and beyond Passing the payroll tax extension will put that extra savings in the pockets of not only consumers but also in the pockets of the self employed and micro businesses who serve as employer and employee This relief can help pay for additional supplies phone lines and online advertising for small businesses that continue to struggle as the economy falters In addition to the payroll tax break Congress can invest in small fixes that will go a long way for the small business community fix the tax disparities that make small businesses pay more than their corporate counterparts for health insurance increase small business lending to help start ups create new jobs and help existing businesses expand help the states launch self employment training programs for residents America s smallest businesses want our policymakers to work together to find a solution that put s

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  • Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery?
    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 Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery Tuesday November 22 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Policymakers Fail To Address Our Nation s Economic Woes Washington D C November 22 2011 As the news reports that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction also known as the super committee has failed to reach a budget deal Kristie Arslan President CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed blasts our nation s lawmakers for playing partisan politics with the economy Lawmakers have clearly been unable to shake the partisanship that plagued political discourse around the national debt and our debt ceiling last summer The fact that the Congressional super committee failed to come close to a plan raises serious questions about the role of government in stimulating the economy Helping Americans get back to work should be more important than political finger pointing America s smallest businesses self employed business owners want to see the economy move into recovery mode now it would have been nice to get a boost from a comprehensive debt plan but there s still plenty can Congress can do to help small businesses stay afloat and expand They can fix the tax disparities that make small businesses pay more than their corporate counterparts for health insurance They can increase small business lending to help start ups create new jobs and help existing businesses expand And they can help the states launch self employment training programs for residents As we

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  • November Is National Entrepreneurship Month
    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 November Is National Entrepreneurship Month Friday November 18 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets NASE Joins The White House In Celebration Washington D C November 18 2011 President Barack Obama has proclaimed November 2011 as National Entrepreneurship Month The National Association for the Self Employed NASE would like to thank America s self employed and micro business owners who work tirelessly each day to support themselves and their families as well as contribute to their communities through starting and maintaining a business The creation of a self employed job is often overlooked by economists and policymakers as a means to jumpstart the economy However the NASE knows that every time an individual starts a business or attempts to grow their business that the unemployed rolls shrink With nearly 22 million entrepreneurs and micro businesses 10 or fewer employees that adds up to a lot of job creation The NASE is glad that the Administration set aside an entire month to showcase the nation s entrepreneurs and to spotlight federal and state programs that are available to help them said NASE President and CEO Kristie L Arslan Successful micro businesses are our nation s greatest tool in helping to curb unemployment We believe so strongly in that notion that we created a Startup Kit to help new businesses find their way Earlier this year Arslan called for a National Self Employment Initiative that would provide state governments with tools and resources to help the unemployed

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  • NASE Celebrates Small Business Saturday
    November 26 2011 Washington D C November 7 2011 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE today announced its participation in the second annual Small Business Saturday on November 26 2011 Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local independently owned small businesses The NASE recognizes the importance of small businesses and the self employed the jobs they create and the culture they instill in local communities There are nearly 22 million self employed businesses in the nation Small businesses also have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of all private sector employees according to the Small Business Administration With the number of micro businesses in the United States it is time that Main Street got the same attention as the big box stores during the holidays commented NASE President and C E O Kristie L Arslan The NASE is proud to co sponsor Small Business Saturday in 2011 It is critical that we get as many supporters on board as possible to generate demand for small independently owned businesses this holiday season and beyond said Maryann Fitzmaurice senior vice president American Express OPEN Joining the Annual Initiative Social media will play a central role in helping raise awareness about the importance of supporting small business and recognizing Small Business Saturday The Small Business Saturday Coalition will be driving consumers and business owners to facebook com smallbusinesssaturday where they can participate in many ways including American Express is also giving 100 of free Facebook advertising to 10 000 business owners who sign up at facebook com smallbusinesssaturday to help build online buzz and drive customers to their stores on Small Business Saturday By simply entering a few pieces of information and

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