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  • NASE Foundation - Donate
    you for your interest in supporting the NASE Foundation If you would like to donate please call us at 1 800 649 6273 NASEfoundation org is the official website of

    Original URL path: https://selfemployed.nase.org/HRA105/Foundation/donate (2016-02-14)
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  • ACA’s Major Impact on America’s Smallest Businesses
    Contracting and Workforce held a hearing today entitled Obamacare and the Self Employed What About Us During today s hearing Charlie Arnold small business owner of Arnold Powerwash of Lewes Del testified on behalf of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro businesses During his testimony Arnold offered the perspective of our nation s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses His testimony centered around the ongoing confusion small business owners across the country continue to have in regards to healthcare enrollment as well as the difficulties in interpreting new rules issued governing Health Savings Accounts HRAs and the disparity between big business and the small business community He testified The impact of the ACA on my business appears to be limited I currently have only two full time employees and several seasonal employees defined as leased employees Yet I have found myself in a continued state of confusion to the status of my current health care coverage As well as the additional confusion caused by the restrictive actions taken by both the Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services toward the rules governing Health Savings Accounts HRAs and the continuing disparity faced by the self employed versus big business namely the two reprieves given by the Obama Administration to larger businesses in the last year that grants them freedom from complying with the new law However the self employed are left having the March 31 2014 enrollment deadline looming over our heads while we are forced to confront the potential for possible penalties for not enrolling in Obamacare Now is the time to fix our nation s new healthcare system for all Americans especially the small business community said Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for NASE We look forward to working with the current Administration and the U S Congress to make this critical law work for everyone There are concrete steps Congress can take today to ensure fair and equitable access to comprehensive and affordable health care Arnold concluded I would be remiss if I did not echo the calls by the NASE for parity between the big business community and America s smallest businesses The self employed and micro business community representing nearly 76 percent of the entire small business community continues to struggle in meeting the ACA s compliance requirements while our corporate counterparts continue to get a pass from the Administration Specifically the NASE is calling for a one year delay in the individual mandate penalty for one calendar year Additionally due to the problems with the launch of the new health care system we also urge the Administration and Congress to extend the open enrollment period until the end of 2014 This extension would allow adequate time for both individuals and small business owners to properly educate themselves about the best and most affordable health care plans available to meet their unique needs

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/03/06/aca-s-major-impact-on-america-s-smallest-businesses (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Applauds Today’s Bipartisan Vote in House on Passage of H.R. 4118, Simple Fairness Act
    Act Wednesday March 05 2014 Bill Would Delay Individual Mandate Penalty for One Year WASHINGTON D C Today s passage of H R 4118 the Simple Fairness Act in the U S House of Representative would give the American public and small business owners some much needed relief by delaying the individual mandate for one year Following today s 250 to 160 bipartisan vote Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro businesses released the following statement in support of the legislation For over a year the National Association for the Self Employed has called for a one year delay in the individual mandate penalty After numerous reprieves for the big business community it is only fair that America s small business owners receive the same fair treatment when it comes to the nation s health care system We applaud U S Rep Lynn Jenkins R KS for introducing this important measure that impacts not only individuals but also the millions of small business owners who must purchase health insurance on the Exchange Marketplace It is essential that the entire business community from the very large to the sole proprietor be treated with fairness and equity by our system NASE has been active in calling for both a one year delay in the individual mandate penalty and extending open enrollment until the end of 2014 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 the American economy The NASE Small Business Locator helps

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/03/05/nase-applauds-today-s-bipartisan-vote-in-house-on-passage-of-h.r.-4118-simple-fairness-act (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Statement in Support of Contreras-Sweet as Small Business Administrator
    View all NASE news NASE Statement in Support of Contreras Sweet as Small Business Administrator Wednesday March 05 2014 WASHINGTON D C As the U S Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee unanimously approves the nomination of Maria Contreras Sweet as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration SBA Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro businesses today released the following statement voicing her enthusiastic support for the new Administrator designate On behalf of the 23 million smallest businesses in America we enthusiastically offer our support to the immensely qualified Maria Contreras Sweet to lead the Small Business Administration The year ahead is full of critical challenges we are eager to work with the leadership of the SBA to address Those challenges range from the implementation of the new health care law to tax filing changes and the continued inequity in the tax code faced by the self employed If America s smallest businesses are to thrive it is essential our community have a strong and vocal advocate inside the Administration We are optimistic about Ms Contreras Sweet s ability to lead the SBA and to ensure we have the tools and resources needed to be competitive in both a local and global marketplace 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 the American economy The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation s smallest businesses The NASE is a 501 c 6 nonprofit organization and provides

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/03/05/nase-statement-in-support-of-contreras-sweet-as-small-business-administrator (2016-02-14)
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  • Tax Filing Tips and Updates for 2013 Taxes
    filling out a complex IRS form to receive this new deduction In addition individuals and small businesses should educate themselves about the increased rates in the capital gains tax Medicare rate and Net investment tax You can never be too prepared Now is the time to start gathering your documents and ensuring you know the changes and new adjustments to the tax code 2013 TAX SEASON CHANGES AND ADJUSTMENTS A new streamlined standard home office deduction is available for most small business owners An Increased threshold for deducting medical expenses Increase in tax rates for higher income taxpayers including an increase in the capital gains tax the Medicare tax rate and a new Net Investment Income Tax A permanent patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT The standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile has changed to 56 5 cents per mile Limits for retirement plan contributions such as IRA s and 401 k plans have increased While the streamlined standardized home office tax deduction is a first good step our nation s smallest business the self employed and micro businesses continue to compete unfairly on an unequal playing field when it comes to tax regulations and basic policy priorities said Katie Vlietstra Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs Not only are we treated differently than our corporate counterparts in the tax structure the small business community also faces a challenging list of roadblocks These obstacles too often prevent small businesses from opening growing and expanding We need to reinvest in the entrepreneurial spirit of this country by ensuring all small businesses from the sole proprietor to the larger small businesses with up to 499 employees are treated equally under our nation s tax code TIPS FOR FILING You are not alone use many of the countless NASE resources available to help you through your preparation Get details straight from the source bookmark the IRS website in order to get the details you need Look for hidden deductions many people overlook deductions that could save thousands of dollars File Electronically to avoid math errors Avoid shortcuts If you just can t get it done you can ask for more time The new home office deduction option offers a new simpler way for calculating the home office tax deduction allowing small business owners and employees who work from home and who maintain a qualifying home office to deduct up to 1 500 per year The new option allows qualified taxpayers to deduct annually 5 per square foot of home office space on up to 300 square feet for as much as 1 500 in deductions To take advantage of the new option taxpayers will complete a much simpler version of the current 43 line form 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

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/02/19/tax-filing-tips-and-updates-for-2013-taxes (2016-02-14)
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  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Radio Interviews Available
    to help their ability to file more accurate and beneficial returns The NASE has a critical and supportive role in helping navigate this process through the print online and broadcast media Keith Hall President and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed can offer the following tips and updates on changes to the tax code for small business owners You are not alone use many of the countless NASE resources available to help you through your preparation Get details straight from the source bookmark the IRS website in order to get the details you need Look for hidden deductions many people overlook deductions that could save thousands of dollars File Electronically to avoid math errors Avoid shortcuts If you just can t get it done you can ask for more time Changes and adjustments to filing 2013 taxes include A new streamlined standard home office deduction is available for most small business owners An Increased threshold for deducting medical expenses Increase in tax rates for higher income taxpayers including an increase in the capital gains tax rate the Medicare tax rate and a new Net Investment Income Tax A permanent patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT The standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile has changed to 56 5 cents per mile Limits for retirement plan contributions such as IRAs and 401 k plans have increased Who Keith Hall President and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE is available to discuss changes to the tax code last minute tax tips and resources available to small business owners When Keith is available by appointment for live live to tape and taped interviews Note to producers editors and hosts To book Keith please contact Kristofer Eisenla at kristofer lunaeisenlamedia com or at 202 670 5747 Suggested questions for Keith As a small business owner do I have to have a CPA do my tax return What are the most common mistakes made by small businesses in preparing their return How does the new streamlined standard home office tax deduction work What is the best thing a small business owner can do to reduce the taxes that they may have to pay on April 15 th What things should they start doing now for next year to save even more on their tax bill If you could leave our listeners with just one piece of advice for their taxes what would that be Is there a website you can provide our listeners should they have further questions ABOUT KEITH HALL Keith Hall is the President and CEO and National Tax Advisor for the NASE offering personalized tax advice and answers on everything from incorporation and automobile expenses to the home office deduction and travel expenses to the self employed and micro business owners Hall was born and raised in Dallas Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a degree in Accounting He began his career with the international

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/02/19/media-availability-radio-interviews-available (2016-02-14)
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  • After Numerous Employer Reprieves, Now is the Time to Help the Individual Health Consumer
    Employer Reprieves Now is the Time to Help the Individual Health Consumer Tuesday February 11 2014 WASHINGTON D C After yesterday s announcement that the Obama Administration has yet again delayed another federal requirement for employers to provide health care commonly known as the employer mandate Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro businesses released the following statement This latest extension to the new health care law by the Obama Administration comes after a series of setbacks that ultimately hurts the intent of the law Yet again America s largest employers continue to receive reprieves from having to comply with the new law From health care plan cancelations to hardship extensions to a delay in the SHOP exchange America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses nationwide largely fall into the individual market and continue to ride the rollercoaster of changes and obstacles while large employers continue to get a pass from the Administration Now is the time to put the American consumer who is shopping for an affordable health care plan first We continue our call on the Administration to delay the individual mandate penalty in 2014 and extend open enrollment through the end of this year to allow for consumers to adequately access affordable health care 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 the American economy The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation s smallest businesses The NASE is a 501 c

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/02/11/after-numerous-employer-reprieves-now-is-the-time-to-help-the-individual-health-consumer (2016-02-14)
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  • State of the Union Address Reaction from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
    CEO of the NASE Tonight President Obama put forth a robust vision for the country that included growing the middle class At the heart of the middle class are America s 23 million smallest businesses who are dedicated to strengthening our economy Seventy percent of entrepreneurs consider their micro business a career one that presently supplies the main source of income to their households America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses stand ready to help put our country back on track and move our nation forward But we need support from our elected leaders to create the economic environment for small businesses to grow expand and keep our doors open When the small business community thrives our economy strengthens Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the NASE The President tonight outlined a forceful path in moving both our nation and economy forward by committing his energy towards growing a strong middle class To accomplish this goal we must first tackle the issues of income inequality reviewing the impact of regulatory action on America s smallest businesses and helping the self employed invest in retirement through the creation of MyRA accounts Unfortunately income inequality persists in our nation s small business community between the self employed and micro businesses and the larger small businesses We need sound economic and fiscal policies that expand opportunities for all small businesses while leveling the playing field for our unique community by reducing the individual tax rate eliminating the health care penalty and reinstating the self employment tax deduction on health insurance Congress and the President must also work together to invest in self employment training assistance and micro lending programs that can foster new business growth We look forward to working together with President Obama his

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2014/01/29/state-of-the-union-address-reaction-from-the-national-association-for-the-self-employed-%28nase%29 (2016-02-14)
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