FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2013
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MOVING FORWARD WITH SMALL BUSINESSES
Policies from Self-Employment Tax Deductions to Job Training Assistance Needed for Small Business
WASHINGTON – On the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America’s small business community.
As President Obama takes the oath of office, over 22-million of America’s smallest businesses – including the self-employed and micro-businesses – stand ready to move forward with a robust plan that supports new business growth and helps current business owners keep their doors open and expand. Our country needs supportive small business policies that bolster their ability to thrive in our slowly rebuilding economy.
We not only need sound economic policies for existing small businesses, but also self-employment training assistance and micro-lending programs that can help foster new businesses. We must reinstate the self-employment tax deduction on health insurance, expand the Health Reimbursement Arrangements to allow self-employed business owners to receive the same benefits as employees, and urge states to implement Self-Employment Assistance programs as part of their job training and work requirements for unemployment benefits.
“Now is the time for the president and Congress to make the tough decisions as the small business community does every day to grow our business, support our families and contribute to our communities. Now is the time for you to do the job we elected you to do – to rebuild our economy and strengthen our nation.”
Arslan recently applauded the Department of the Treasury for announcing a new tax filing option for small businesses that claim the home office tax deduction. In addition, Arslan blogged on the Huffington Post about the opening of the 113th Congressional session and the president’s second inauguration encouraging lawmakers to work together in implementing a small business agenda.
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 the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association’s website at NASE.org.
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