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  • Tax 411: Five things every small business owner needs to know about filing taxes this year (NY Daily News)

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's no picnic being a small business owner this time of the year. Yes, it's tax season for small firms, too - time to gather up those receipts and bank statements to make sure you get all the deductions you are entitled to. Here are five things small business owners need to know:

  • Deducting for a home office can be streamlined this year (SFGate)

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's not often that something in the tax code gets easier, which makes the new simplified home office deduction noteworthy. Starting with 2013 tax returns, people who work from home have the option of deducting up to $1,500 worth of housing-related expenses in one line on their tax return. Or they can use the old option, which involves filling a complex 43-line form (8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home).

  • Midsize firms get reprieve on Obamacare (Business Record)

    Feb 12, 2014

    Small businesses will have more time to comply with the employer mandate requirements of the federal health care overhaul, the Obama administration announced Monday. Under final regulations issued by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, businesses that employ between 50 and 99 full-time workers will have until January 2016 to comply with the employer mandate to provide health insurance, Accounting Today reported.

  • Small businesses react to CBO report on ObamaCare (Fox Business)

    Feb 11, 2014

    Katie Vlietstra, NASE's Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs goes on Fox Business to discuss the CBO report and what it means for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • Yet Another Delay for Obamacare, Until January 2016 (Small Business Trends)

    Feb 11, 2014

    We’re at the point where we’ll soon need a spreadsheet to keep track of all the changes to Obamacare. This afternoon the Obama Administration once again delayed a provision of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Self-Employed Workers' Big Concern About Obamacare Subsidies (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    Jan 24, 2014

    In 2013, my husband and I were both employed and had company-provided health insurance. In 2014, we are both unemployed and starting our own business. We’re not sure what kind of income we’ll bring in this year so we’re not sure how to figure out if we qualify for Obamacare subsidies. Our 2013 income will be too high to use as an estimate. Also, if we qualify for large subsidies, can we take them now and then reduce them later if our business takes off and we make more than expected? This seems like an obvious concern for many self-employed people.

  • Small businesses have wish list for new SBA head (AP)

    Jan 22, 2014

    Maria Contreras-Sweet, are you listening? Now that President Barack Obama has nominated you to run the Small Business Administration, owners have a to-do list for you.

  • Small business owners breathe sigh of relief as Obama taps SBA leader (Washington Post)

    Jan 17, 2014

    It had been nearly a year since the White House started searching for a new leader for the Small Business Administration, and more than four months since the former top executive gave up the wait and departed, leaving the agency in the hands of a more-than-capable but not-quite-official interim leader.

  • Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA (Reuters)

    Jan 15, 2014

    After more than six months without a leader, the Small Business Administration may finally have a new chief. President Barack Obama is set to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, as the new leader of the SBA later today, according a senior administration official.

  • Small businesses will face challenges in 2014, but resources to help are available (Miami Herald)

    Jan 06, 2014

    The vast majority of small businesses in the U.S. took a financial hit during the Great Recession. For years, as the recession gripped the economy, the outlook for small business growth remained grim. But today, some five years later, small firms with fewer than 100 employees are finally feeling optimistic about the future, according to a recent American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor survey.

  • Why It's So Tricky for the Self-Employed to Estimate Health Insurance Costs (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    Dec 18, 2013

    Question: Thank you for your article on how the self-employed can calculate eligibility for Obamacare subsidies. I now understand it is line 37 instead of line 22 on my 1040 tax return. This is a relief, as I will be qualified. Since my MAGI [modified adjusted gross income] varies year from year, depending on the level of business contracts and projects I receive, does that mean I will be paying different premiums or rates and receiving different subsidies every year?

  • State's small businesses use Obamacare (Orange County Register)

    Dec 11, 2013

    Covered California, the state-run health insurance exchange, said it has launched online self-enrollment for small businesses. But the federal government announced Wednesday that healthcare .gov, the exchange it runs for 36 other states, will delay that capability for one year.

  • How Do the Self-Employed Save for Retirement? Erratically (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    Dec 05, 2013

    Americans aren’t very good at saving money. The self-employed are even worse. Asurvey published this week by TD Ameritrade (AMTD) shows that 40 percent of America’s 10 million self-employed workers aren’t saving regularly for retirement and 28 percent aren’t saving at all. That compares with about 10 percent of traditionally employed workers who aren’t saving for retirement, according to the survey, which 2,000 U.S. residents completed online.

  • Local business owners see increasing holiday sales (Wausau Daily Herald)

    Dec 05, 2013

    With shoppers standing in line for door-buster deals Thursday and Friday at some of the nation’s top big-box retails, many central Wisconsin businesses were taking advantage of an increasing trend to focus the day after Black Friday.

  • Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again. (Reuters)

    Dec 05, 2013

    The beleaguered and defeated Obamacare has taken another punch, and Main Street is feeling the pain. Just as most of the country was heading full throttle toward the tryptophan-induced haze that is Thanksgiving, the White House announced yet another delay in the rollout of Obamacare – one that affects small businesses.