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  • National Small Business Week: May 16th-20th
    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 16th 20th Monday May 16 2011 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 16 2011 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 10th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week 2011 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 As in the tradition of presidents past President Barack Obama had this to say in the annual proclamation of National Small Business Week Small businesses embody the promise of America that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard enough you can succeed in our country This week we honor and celebrate the individuals whose inspiration and efforts keep America strong The economic importance of micro businesses and the self employed is worthy of acknowledgement every day said Robert Hughes NASE president However National Small Business Week offers a formal opportunity to join in recognizing the contribution of

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  • Congress Introduces Home Office Deduction Simplification Bill
    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 Congress Introduces Home Office Deduction Simplification Bill Thursday May 12 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Bill Would Create Optional Standard Deduction Washington D C May 12 2011 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is thrilled to lend support to legislation introduced today by Congressmen Kurt Schrader D Ore and Ron Kind D Wis which would simplify taxes for millions of small business owners The Home Office Deduction Simplification Act HR 1827 would allow home based businesses to take a standard 1 500 deduction for home office expenses According to an NASE study more than half of small businesses are based out of a home office Too many home based business owners who are eligible for the home office deduction elect not to take it because of the complexity of the form and calculations required said Kristie Arslan Executive Director of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE This means valuable tax refund dollars that could be invested back into the business are left on the table each year The creation of an optional standard deduction will go a long way in easing the minds of these cautious business owners The fact that this bill ensures that the standard deduction will be adjusted for inflation also ensures that future businesses will be able to take advantage of this tax benefit for years to come The NASE has strongly supported efforts in both the House and Senate

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  • NASE Launches New Scholarship Program For Entrepreneurs
    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 Launches New Scholarship Program For Entrepreneurs Tuesday April 26 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Scholarships Available For Continuing Education And Training Washington D C April 26 2011 Since 1981 the National Association for the Self Employed NASE has offered tools and resources to help America s smallest businesses thrive The NASE is continuing that legacy in its 30th year by launching a new scholarship program to assist entrepreneurs in obtaining the knowledge they need to succeed Through the NASE s new Succeed Scholarship program association members will be able to apply for scholarships of up to 4 000 to pursue continuing education or training Scholarships can be used toward university or college courses training courses for business licensing and certification or participation in conferences and seminars that will encourage and support business survival and growth The new program will be a tool for both prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners The NASE recognizes that new entrepreneurs often require education and training before starting their business and created the Succeed Scholarship program to assist those considering self employment with gaining knowledge and skills The NASE is planning to award multiple Succeed Scholarships annually Applications for Succeed Scholarships are available on the NASE s website Submission of all required application materials must be made by June 1 2011 in order to be considered for a scholarship award in 2011 We know that expanding their skill sets and knowledge base is important to the self employed community however many business owners often don t have the funds available to further their

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  • 1099 Additional Reporting Law Repealed By Pres. Obama
    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 1099 Additional Reporting Law Repealed By Pres Obama Friday April 15 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Washington D C April 15 2011 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is thrilled that President Obama has signed a repeal of the additional reporting requirement regarding Form 1099 passed under the Affordable Care Act NASE Executive Director Kristie Arslan had these comments after the repeal became law America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses will benefit the most from this repeal said Arslan For over a year small business organizations like the NASE have joined forces to raise awareness about the extent of damage this law would have on Main Street shops We are pleased to see that the President has officially removed the burden from business owners backs so come 2012 they won t have to worry about the crushing amount of paperwork the law would have demanded SBA Administrator Karen Mills remarked on this historic occasion The SBA and President Obama supported repealing this provision which would have required businesses to send 1099 forms for all purchases of goods and services over 600 annually With this bipartisan effort we have removed a requirement that would have been an undue barrier to small business growth About the

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  • Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA
    News from the NASE View all NASE news Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor CPA Wednesday April 13 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Entrepreneurs Expected To File Over 24 Million Returns In 2011 Washington D C April 13 2011 Small business owners who have put off doing their 2010 tax return so far this year have less than one week 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 18th 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 18th 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 18 2011 That means you can count money deposited into these accounts up until the day you file your 2010 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 18th 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 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 2011 tax liability Consider deductions for a home office or employing your children create a health reimbursement arrangement which would enable the business to reimburse bona fide employees for all out of pocket medical expenses reconsider the tax implications of incorporating your business and research retirement plans designed specifically for the self employed including an IRA SIMPLE SEP Single 401 k and Keogh plan

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/04/13/Last_Minute_Small_Business_Tax_Tips_From_NASE_National_Tax_Advisor_CPA (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Statement On White House Small Biz Meeting
    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 Statement On White House Small Biz Meeting Friday April 08 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets White House Prepares Small Business Groups For Shutdown that Could Have Severe Consequences For Small Biz Community And Economy Washington D C April 8 2011 Kristie Arslan Executive Director of the NASE released the following statement after a meeting with the White House on a Government shutdown s effect on America s small business community While we recognize that both parties want to stick to their principles at the end of the day a Government shutdown will have severe consequences on America s small business community With tax day approaching a Government shutdown could not come at a worse time for small businesses the self employed and micro business who are counting on federal loans and the infusion of capital from their annual tax refund to reinvest in their businesses With IRS Regional Offices and tax hotlines closed they will also be left without any support to complete their returns We are finally starting to see signs of recovery in the economy and a Government shutdown will impede this positive growth Small businesses need to manage their budget every day It s time for policymakers to do the same said Arslan Kristie Arslan and other small business groups met with senior officials from the White House the Office of Management and Budget and the

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  • NASE: Gov't Shutdown Hurts Small Business
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    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/04/07/NASE_Gov_t_Shutdown_Hurts_Small_Business (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Lauds Senate For 1099 Repeal
    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 Lauds Senate For 1099 Repeal Tuesday April 05 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Washington D C April 5 2011 Kristie Arslan Executive Director of the NASE released the following statement after the U S Senate s vote to repeal the IRS tax reporting requirement With the Senate s action today America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses have averted a harmful regulation that would have left them facing massive paperwork burdens said Arslan The expanded 1099 reporting requirement would have hurt small businesses that are already struggling to keep their doors open The small business community encourages President Obama to sign this important piece of legislation into law and also to remember that there are additional small policy fixes that will further help small businesses stay competitive such as making the temporary self employed tax deduction permanent to level the playing field with their larger counterparts In addition to the IRS 1099 issue NASE and other small business advocates have been fighting to make this year s temporary self employed health insurance tax deduction permanent While every other type of business including corporations and partnerships can write off the cost of health coverage as a business expense our nation s smallest businesses were only granted a one year opportunity Kristie argues this point in her latest Huffington Post blog piece

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/04/05/NASE_Lauds_Senate_For_1099_Repeal (2016-02-14)
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