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  • Over 140,000 New Mexico Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law & Home Office Deduction

    Aug 06, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 146,962 small businesses across the state of New Mexico are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist New Mexico’s small business community during this transition period. In addition, small businesses will gain a new streamlined home office tax deduction in the 2013 tax-filing season.

  • New Health Care Reform Law Hurts Small Businesses

    Aug 01, 2013

    As the House Committee on Ways and Means holds a hearing on the status of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments:

  • NASE President Kristie Arslan quoted in press release from Senator Tom Udall's office on two important pieces of legislation

    Jul 18, 2013

    Said Kristie Arslan, NASE President & CEO: "One of the biggest challenges for America's smallest business community is the complexities of the U.S. tax code. Our nation's tax system is incredibly unfair and actually deters those from opening their own business and others from growing theirs. America's 22 million self-employed businesses struggle daily to comply with a cumbersome tax code that puts them at a disadvantage in the marketplace. While the Treasury Department's announcement earlier this year of a more streamlined home office deduction was welcomed news, we commend Senators Udall and Boozman for their leadership in introducing a reform package that permanently simplifies the tax code. This important relief will put America's smallest businesses on a level playing field with the rest of the business community. We look forward to working with both of them and the entire Congress on passing this important piece of legislation.”

  • NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law

    Jul 18, 2013

    As President Barack Obama delivered a statement today on the new health care reform law and a day after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to delay both the employer and individual mandate requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered the following comments:

  • Small Business Community Supports One-Year Delay In the Individual Mandate Requirement

    Jul 17, 2013

    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on H.R. 2668, Fairness for American Families Act, allowing for a one-year delay in the individual mandate requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered its support.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Affordable Care Act in Brief

    Jul 08, 2013

    With just under three months until Americans begin to enroll in our nation’s new health care system, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today released a new fact sheet, The Affordable Care Act in Brief, outlining the impact of the health care law on America’s smallest businesses.

  • NASE Applauds “Clean Slate” Tax Reform Framework Announced by Senate Finance Committee Leaders

    Jun 27, 2013

    With news of today’s “clean slate” tax reform framework introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business, is calling the move “an encouraging sign”.

  • National Small Business Groups Launch Crowdfunding Contest with Fundable

    Jun 20, 2013

    To commemorate National Small Business Week, The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, have partnered with Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, to launch a contest helping startups and existing business fundraise to start or grow their company.

  • NASE Applauds America’s Small Businesses

    Jun 17, 2013

    With this week being National Small Business Week, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for self-employed and micro-businesses – today applauds America’s 22 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding events around the country, of which the NASE is a co-sponsor, offering tips and tools for small businesses to start, grow and succeed.

  • 15 Small Business Owners from Across the Country Selected to Serve on National Association’s 2013 Member Council

    Jun 13, 2013

    Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses – announced the selection of their 2013 Member Council. The 15 new members, small business owners representing a diverse range of businesses from all across the country, will help provide leadership to the national organization by sharing their unique insights and experiences to help guide the association in new initiatives and programs.

  • Small Businesses Support Immigration Reform & Want Effective E-Verify System

    May 16, 2013

    As U.S. Senate Committee’s consider comprehensive immigration reform legislation today, including an E-Verify requirement, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded that “America’s smallest businesses are not only ready and willing to comply with an E-Verify requirement, but want a process that works at verifying if an employee can work legally in this country.”

  • Arslan Message to Congress: Make the Tax Code Fair for all Small Businesses

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Congress and its committees move forward with comprehensive tax reform, 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, today authored the following opinion-editorial in the Capitol Hill publication, Roll Call.

  • Survey Shows Self-Employed, Small Business Owners Want Congress to Enact Immigration Reform

    Apr 15, 2013

    As the debate over immigration reform heats up in Congress, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released an online survey of over 400 of its’ members nationwide on the issue.

  • Reaction Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget: Tax Reform Must Be Fair and Comprehensive

    Apr 10, 2013

    With the release of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Relations for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded today:

  • 20 Days Until Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    Mar 27, 2013

    As April 15th quickly approaches, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of its national public awareness initiative.

  • NASE LAUDS TAX RELIEF BILL

    Mar 21, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the introduction of H.R. 886, the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2013. Introduced by U.S. Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), the NASE supports this legislation that provides for a permanent deduction for several key small-business tax deductions, including the health insurance deduction for the self-employed, which is one of NASE’s signature legislative priorities.

  • Tax Tips for the 2012 Tax Filing Season

    Mar 14, 2013

    With the 2012 tax filing season just around the corner, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of it’s national public awareness initiative. In addition to ensuring the public and America’s smallest businesses file accurate and beneficial returns for 2012, the NASE is helping to make the public aware of upcoming changes to this year’s tax code while offering tax advice, assistance and resources.

  • Never Too Early to Prepare for 2012 Tax Season

    Feb 25, 2013

    As millions of Americans begin to prepare their 2012 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), 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.

  • News Release: SOTU Reax - Small Biz Community Stands Ready to Work with President Obama

    Feb 13, 2013

    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”.

  • NASE Comments on Resignation of SBA Administrator Karen Mills

    Feb 12, 2013

    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:

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