NASE Advocacy Efforts

Know Your Self-Employed Rights

Through NASE, the self-employed and micro-businesses have a powerful voice representing their interests. NASE has a strong track record of advocating for its Members on Capitol Hill.

  • Plain Language in Paperwork – The Benefits to Small Business

    Feb 27, 2008

    NASE Tax Consultant Keith Hall testified on Capitol Hill regarding the importance of utilizing plain language in federal government forms and publications; and how reducing the confusion and complexity surrounding government forms and publications will benefit many small-business owners.

  • NASE Submits Testimony Addressing the Issue of Affordable Health Coverage

    Oct 26, 2007

    Rising health care costs are significantly hurting micro-business and impairing their ability to grow, compete and succeed. The NASE supports the increase in competition among health care carriers in the small group market to encourage lower premium costs.

  • NASE Submits Testimony Regarding the Small Business Administrations (SBA) Micro-Loan Program

    Jul 13, 2007

    A key obstacle facing small and micro-businesses is the lack of access to financing, which is essential for their start up and continued growth. One opportunity is the SBA’s loan programs. The NASE discusses the issues small business owners have in acquiring outside capital and advocates support, increased funding and improvements for the SBA Micro-loan program.

  • NASE Submits Written Testimony on Decreasing the Tax Gap without Increasing Small Business Burdens

    Apr 27, 2007

    Unfair tax codes are the chief complaint to the Internal Revenue Service from self-employed and micro-businesses. Vague rules and complex forms are often the source of non-compliance. NASE highlights some of the pros and cons of some of the proposals and includes alternate recommendations to increase compliance without burdening your business.